Determining age of Seth Thomas Regulator #2

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  1. timelyrestorations

    timelyrestorations Registered User
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    Hi All;

    I just picked this one up. Very nice condition, although the movement will need a good cleaning. I understand that ST produced the #2 from 1860 to 1950. Are there clues that would tell me what vintage this piece is? Also, would it have been originally strung with gut? There is currently brass cable on the clock.

    Regards,
    Doug

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  2. timelyrestorations

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  3. jere dorough

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    is there a chart for determining age of the st#1 or identifying the differences between st#1 and st#2 ?
     
  4. bruce linde

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    i got involved with the #2 identification chart because a #2 was my first mechanical clock and i fell in love with them. years later i had a girlfriend who had a #1 that had been purchased new and been in her family since 1870-ish... since it wasn't mine and never would be i just enjoyed it... but never got into the details of the #1s... sorry!

    perhaps a new project for you to know off in your spare time? :cool:

    you could also follow this link and see what you come up with: seth thomas regulator no. 1 site:mb.nawcc.org - Google Search
     
  5. inbeat

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    Because of the unmarked movement and the small logo on the repainted dial, I would think that the beat plate is wrong. Another thing to look for is the pendulum bob. It would be useful to see the back of the bob. Seth Thomas Regulator #2's are old and many for sale have been screwed with. Different cases, movements, bob, and beat plates as well as dials.....this is a nice looking clock which most people want hanging in their home.
     
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  6. jere dorough

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    thanks for your reply bruce. i'll study those threads. looks like i'm not the only person with that question. Perhaps we'll never know (sigh) attached is pic of the movement of my plymouth hollow st#1 or st#2

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  7. inbeat

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    I think it is a #2...the early #2's did not have a seconds hand...the #1's did.
     
  8. jere dorough

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    thanks for your reply. I.m sure you're right even though I wanted it to be a st#1. I 've just added a st#1 extra to my bucket list
     

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