3 new acquisitions yesterday

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  1. heifetz17

    heifetz17 Registered User

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    Hi guys, I had a pretty good day yesterday with these 3 new acquisitions! Seth Thomas clocks around my area always demand a premium so I couldn’t pass this up for the price even though it definitely needs some TLC. The movement is dated 1979.

    The ship wheel clock I don’t know anything about, but I found a similar one on the Internet from the 1950s.

    Finally the globe clock I also don’t know about but it was very unique and I had to have it! Some info I find suggests it’s 1930 and other info suggests it’s 1939. It didn’t come with a key but a #2 key seems to fit.

    I apologize, I can’t for the life of me figure out why my pictures are attaching sideways!

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    Love clocks likes this.
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    Looks like you had a good day!! It's a great hobby.
     
  3. Steven Thornberry

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    I have rotated the pictures.
     
  4. Rockin Ronnie

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    Your Seth Thomas may have a German Hermle movement. Hermle were suppliers to Seth Thomas under the Talley Industries name.

    Ron
     
  5. richiec

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    I have the exact ship's clock, reliable, chimes ship's time every half hour-1 to 8 bells.
     
  6. heifetz17

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    Steven, thank you! Maybe next time I won't upload pictures from my phone!

    Yes, the back of the Seth Thomas does have a Talley Industries stamp.

    Richiec, I was wondering why the chime seems so weird on the ship clock, there's several chimes at the half hour and on the hour!
     
  7. Allan Fetherolf

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    The globe clock is 1939 world's fair model. (At least that's the info I have found) I have one just like it.
     
  8. heifetz17

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    The globe clock is the first one I'm going to take apart for cleaning, so I'll see if there are any markings or stamps on the movement.
     
  9. heifetz17

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    I took the movement out of the globe clock tonight and to my surprise it’s been recently cleaned and oiled. There were no markings on it however.
     
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    As I recall the globe clock movement was made by Gilbert. Need to check that though
     
  12. richiec

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    In addition, the ship's clock chimes once at 10 minutes before the hour.
     
  13. Burkhard Rasch

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    the ships bell clock also has a Hermle movement,7jewel pin pallet platform,still in production today but with a 11jewel platform.There should be a production number under the bell to nail down the year of manufacture.Sounds like it needs adjustment of the minute hand bushing after a TLC to get the strike right on the hour and half.These mvmts have a rack and snail strike,so once set up it should stay in sync.
    Burkhard
     
  14. heifetz17

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    As mentioned, the ship wheel clock chimes on the hour and half hour, not 10 minutes to the hour. Each half hour the chimes count up to 8 before starting over.
     

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