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    Seth Thomas mini-octagon cottage

    That is a nice kitchen clock. Not usually what I collect/purchase but for ten dollars good deal! I would defiantly consider repainting the dial.
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    Ingraham Cabinet No. 5

    Nice kitchen clock
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    Saw this athe thrift store. Buy? ($49.99 too much.). $25 next Saturday

    Very nice clock and worth money! Although, if I brought something like that home my parents would probably run the opposite direction!
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    Dial restoration - New Haven mantel clock

    He does great work. I am not sure how old he is, but I hope he continues accepting projects for a while because I will always have dials to need restore! Gage
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    What kind of wood was used in the back of cases?

    I have a feeling that most of the cases were made of poplar. Sessions in particular. I notice the original wooden panels have a green tint to them on the Sessions clocks. Most of the Seth Thomas Adamantine cases have black panels. Other brands differ.
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    Dial restoration - New Haven mantel clock

    If you have the dial restored properly, my opinion is that the value will not be affected at all. The only time I find the value is affected, or personally what turns me down when I am shopping for a clock, is a bright white, uneven, unbranded dial that was obviously 'hack-jobbed' into place...
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    What kind of wood was used in the back of cases?

    I have a Gilbert Triumph mantle clock that was missing the entire backboard when I got it. I investigated the wood marks and I concluded that the original construction was made of two panels. The bottom panel is screwed in place, and the upper panel slides into grooves on the back of the case...
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    Sessions Clocks Briefcase

    Hello there! The building I looked inside was open and clearly dilapidated. I had been walking around and one of the renters there saw me carrying a sessions clock and taking photos with it and thought it was pretty cool! I am looking at it from more of a historical preservation perspective...
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    Sessions Clocks Briefcase

    Has anybody ever seen this before? I am thinking that it should most likely belong in a museum. I live In West Hartford, Connecticut. About 20 minutes drive from the Sessions Clock Factory. I had decided one day to explore the complex a little to appreciate the history and the architecture of...
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    What model is this black mantle clock made by the E.Ingraham company?

    Yes to answer your question it is the Adrian model. Mine dates to October of 1916.
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    How do you catalogue repaired clocks/ clock acquisitions?

    Hello, I am beginning the process of cataloguing all of my clocks so I have reference of all the ones I have purchased for the future. At this point, I have acquired well over thirty mantle clock sized clocks, mostly Seth Thomas and Gilbert, as well as Sessions. So it is safe to say I have my...
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    Is this the correct way for the suspension spring to be mounted on this Seth Thomas movement?

    I don’t think the screw holes match up with a 44 so I think it must be that I calculated the date code wrong. It is almost invisible the only figures I can really make out are either G or J and a 9 the other numbers are all kind of guesses based off partial remnants left behind. There is a small...
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    Is this the correct way for the suspension spring to be mounted on this Seth Thomas movement?

    Interesting. Well, when I got this clock it had a welch movement and it had a seth thomas dial that had been mixed up and made to look like a welch. I purchased it back when I didn’t know much about clocks, so I thought it was actually a welch. Later on I realized it was a seth thomas case...
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    Is this the correct way for the suspension spring to be mounted on this Seth Thomas movement?

    I agree. I will leave it with the dimple I have on it now. I am slowly adjusting it to try to get it to keep time. It is running a bit slow right now. I have another Seth Thomas with the exact same movement as this one and it has a hole on the top post and a brass wire which runs through it. I...

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