Dating seth thomas clock movement

Until about 1888, Seth Thomas used walnut veneer in the production of his clocks.From 1888, his factory used walnut, cherry and oak; in about 1913, his company began to use both mahogany and oak in clock case construction.Here is a nice, original example of a Seth Thomas “Round Band” shelf clock.

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The paper face has a 4 7/8 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 7/16 inches long.

The date code 9981 […] Read More This Adamantine mantel clock with black slate and tan marble appearance has the date code 3981F (June 1893) on the bottom.

I did only minor adjustments to it per customer request, but it will need overhauling in the future as there are worn pivot holes.

There are lots of these clocks around, and I am showing this one because it has a […] Read More This electric Seth Thomas mantel clock strikes the hour and half hour on 2 chime rods.

[…] Read More This style of Adamantine mantel clock case has 4 full pillars and a half-round section on each side of the case.

This particular model has black top and base, and marbleized trim.

The hands are the modern “ST” pattern (S on the minute hand and T on the hour hand).

The 8-day […] Read More E-Mail Me at Bill's Clockworks My clock shop is at 8 W. My shop is typically open weekdays 9 - 4 and Saturday mornings, but not always.

Left) With self-starting electric movement Strikes hours […] Read More I’ve always liked the appearance of these green and black Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks, and this one is interesting in having the model name “Sussex” stenciled on the back.

This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. This one has the date stamp 42 6 on the rear lower left leg of the movement.

The mahogany Adamantine finish is in excellent condition, and has not faded much, if at all. It does bim-bam striking on the first, second and third quarters, and strikes one rod on the hour (see video below).

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