Finally, a Seth Thomas Regulator #2

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  1. Rockin Ronnie

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    Picked up my Seth Thomas Regulator #2 in mahogany. According to the identification chart from Clockguy the clock was made between 1922 and 1929. It is unmarked except for the 77A stamp and the letter "K" stamped underneath it. Is K a production month/year?

    The case is in very good shape with no veneer loss although the finish has lost its lustre. It is missing the label. The face has minor losses but is in good condition.

    The clock runs well but only with the hands off. Must be an issue with clearance between the minute and hour hands, otherwise, I am running it for a few days to see if there any other underlying issues.

    Ron

    RS ST2_8.jpg RS A Tick in Tyme (6).jpg RS putting stuff away (16).JPG ST2_5.jpg
     
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  2. brian fisher

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    fantastic! we are now both in the club. I would assume that clocks like this are not easy to come by in your neck of the world. it actually seems to be from the same era as the one I found last week. in my opinion, mahogany is superior to oak

    you can get a reproduction label from the Timesavers catalog if you wish. have you checked to see if the movement is in beat? whatever ails it, I am sure you will figure it out.
     
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    great find! The dial is in nice condition and looks to be original. I have one just like this and an older one in oak with the "castle" bottom. You'll enjoy it once you get it dialed in.
     
  4. Uhralt

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    How much amplitude do you have on the beat plate? 1.5 on both sides or more should be good.

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  5. Rockin Ronnie

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    I have a little over 1.7

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    Not too difficult to find. Thanks for the reproduction label suggestion. Since it appears to be a larger label for that clock does it go behind or inside?
     
  7. Uhralt

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    The label goes to the bottom inside. The one available at timesavers is not identical to what I have in my #2 from 1880 to 1896.

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    With an amplitude of 1.7 it should run ok with or without hands. Have you serviced yours already? After servicing (polishing pivots and the anchor mainly) mine runs around 1.9 to 2.

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    Not serviced as yet but plan to shortly. Yes, it seems to run strong.

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    Nice looking clock, looking at the picture it looks like the winding arbor is shifted to the left. The hour or second hand could be binding on the side of the dial.
     
  11. Rockin Ronnie

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    Actually, I saw this somewhere," Hands rubbing on the dial is indeed a big problem with ST #2's Sometimes
    the wooden crossbar which supports the center of the flimsy metal dial
    has been removed to get at the movement and not replaced. If the seconds
    hand rubs (at all) the clock stops."

    Could be the problem.
     
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    Or the screw that attaches the dial to the center crossbar might be missing.

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    The second hand rubbing will stop the clock. When I got my ST #2 the guy gave me a replacement dial so I could put the original away in a safe place and the second hand was rubbing and kept stopping it.
     
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    Congrats mine about the same model and made about the same year but made of oak.
     
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    Nice clock Ron. Mine is Mahogany too. Mine has less swing but keeps running fine and its a great time keeper.
     
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    There are two screws and both are there. Second hand rubbing could be the culprit.
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    Fixed. Minute hand was rubbing against the hour hand. Pushed the hour hand in further allowing clearance with the second hand. Thanks all.

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    Nice one Ron! I'm still on the look-out for one of these, they pop up occasionally around here but the sellers seem to want fairly serious coin, and they're getting it too.
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