Help I.D. This Pendulum Please ~

coldwar

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I have really enjoyed reading the tower clock posts, thank you all.

I have had this TC pendulum for a while, and cannot place it's manufacture. ±48" in length, bob is of cast iron ±85#, green paint with two black stripes, as seen. Brass at top of stick is engine turned. Collar seen on bottom with pin is upside down as you see it, pin locates bob to prevent spinning. No numbers seen.

I like many, have hoped this part was my first step to owning a tower clock. I have several Seth Thomas tower clock catalogs, but find no similar units. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance ~ CW

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seth thomas. If you need a photo of a similar unit to verify, I can do it later.
 

Ray Fanchamps

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Seth Thomas.

Maybe a #15 1/4 strike.

Lots of stick/ball combinations.

That same stick was used on the later automated winding clocks but different ball.
 

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As others have commented, the pendulum assembly is one offered by Seth Thomas.

The ST tower clock pendulum suspension block with the large cross pin is the clue. The cross pin fits very loosely in heavy sturips (sp?) secured to the upper suspension block casting. This to prevent the entire pendulum from crashing through the floor below should the suspension spring break.
 

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I too would say Seth Thomas. Al the ancillary bits sure seem to be. The ST tower clock with which I am most familiar has a metal pendulum shaft, not wooden, but aside from that, it looks the same. It is a 16A with double three-legged gravity escapement, and 40 bpm pendulum.
 

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Thanks so much to all ~ I bow deeply to the consensus of pendulum origin. I looked again at my catalogs, doubting my new eyeglasses effectiveness. The photographs of the mechs have heavy pen and ink retouching and sharpening of detail, and as suggested, the #15 (of that series) seems close, but in the image, the bottom section of stick has been morphed to what appears as a metal rod. Additionally, the bob weight is as specified in the charts for #15. I guess I could have placed the bob and bottom fastenings, but I missed the detail - I consider the matter solved, and thanks to all, again - CW


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Hey there,

Here are couple more examples of your pendulum stick on a couple of different Seth Thomas models.
One is a ST #5 that I previously owned, and the other is a ST#15. Same pendulum though.

Just thought you would like a couple of pictures, to support your findings.

Good luck finding you a clock! :)
Dan
 

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coldwar

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Hey there,

Here are couple more examples of your pendulum stick on a couple of different Seth Thomas models.
One is a ST #5 that I previously owned, and the other is a ST#15. Same pendulum though.

Just thought you would like a couple of pictures, to support your findings.

Good luck finding you a clock! :)
Dan
Thanks Dan! GEE, nice clocks! ........UHHH,,,,,,,Thou shalt not covet...Thou shalt not covet...Thou shalt not covet - CW

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