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    George B Owen Steeple clock

    Here is my G.B. Owen. I believe it is from when his factory was behind his house. 1840s? Anyway, this one has a signed movement.
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    Vintage Helper Spring Rehab or Replacement?

    It appears that the lower part of the spring is not attached to anything but is riding on the click spring. Try it with the lower part of the spring resting on the 90 degree tab that's on the bottom of the warning lever, next to the hour shaft.
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    Refinishing Juba mantle clock

    Very nice clock. The original finish is either lacquer or shellac. Lacquer thinner will dissolve the finish if it's lacquer but will not affect shellac. Denatured alcohol will dissolve a shellac finish but will not affect lacquer. Very unlikely it is varnish. On all the clocks I've refinished...
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    Any thoughts on this one?

    It's definitely a Sessions movement. However, the case is not. The clock was made and sold by The National Clock & Mfg. Co. They used mostly Sessions movements in this model. This is ours.
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    Thanks for the replies Steven and New2Clocks. Part of me wonders if this clock is a prototype that never made it to production or a special order.
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    No problem. I just thought a new post under the general clock discussion, asking for help, would garner more views and, hopefully, some answers.
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    Ok, I posted this clock in "Your Newest Clock Acquisition" under the title of Seth Thomas Hotel Clock. I'm not 100% sure this is a hotel clock so I'm asking if anyone can shed some light on to the ID of this particular clock. The similarities between this clock and the Hotel model is the 85c...
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    Dial paint cracked and crazed... stabilise or restore?

    This is what I use. Works great. A couple of coats is all that's necessary.
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    My movement looks just like that one! Thanks for finding the article. Mine doesn't have that strange lever on the upper left corner of the front plate and the patent date on mine is earlier than the one in the article. Dec. 1875 v May 1888.
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    I also did a search for Seth Thomas Hotel Clock and the resulting images were very similar to mine except mine has a lower tablet, no fretwork on the sides of the case and no ornamental cap on the top of the case. Plus, mine is almost 6 inches taller than the specs I could find for the Hotel...
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    Ok, I stand corrected. It's not a #60 movement. The number 60 on the lower right of the front plate indicates 60 beats per minute. I realized, after reading the above two replies, that I had overhauled an ST #86 movement in a gallery clock several years ago and it had 50 stamped on the lower...
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    Seth Thomas Hotel Clock

    My latest clock acquisition. Last month, my wife and I were in an antique mall in Battle Creek and I spotted this baby. I had no idea of the manufacturer or even if it was from this country. Well, I wasn't able to inspect is closer until today. I took some photos of the exterior and then...
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    Advice on addressing the finish on a Scottish tall case clock

    What a stunning clock! You did a great job on it!
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    Advice on addressing the finish on a Scottish tall case clock

    That's the wax I use. Works great.

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