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Input from Seth Thomas aficionados appreciated

Phillyclockhoarder

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Okay, I just bought a clock through *THAT* auction site. Its a Seth Thomas (?), not listed in Tran. A Louis XIV style mantle clock in Adamantine. It has genuine age, appears to be mahogany under the celluloid. the bottom is stamped Seth Thomas style with 4981L (Dec. 1894). It has a round, French style movement marked ST 5. Only things I can fault are the minute hand, and the top decoration. I usually collect (Hoard) STs from the 1920s, so this was something of a shot in the dark. Anybody out there familiar with special order (?) clocks like this? Any info would help. Thanks 0P3fgpdsg6owjHiESOlBvy_sYYWeq3OgV_ZD_c79kvcCOyle26RAfVE2voKOQi0jBJGi_QOkreUMynRxLM=w1010-h757-no.jpg IH6vr0EE6i8suCoRei1DHNWjupn8pZFZVogkWmmc4rxHOGk3TY3_1EeJHApT-u8i4T1rZk9BC91xXCDN1I=w1010-h757-no.jpg vEzA4_5rcSMeRcCsma-OM28KsYSpvL0GX8RfaKYMc3lvAkCk55MQp61SmSL3urFdtsvCajhdROwz5Y9_I9w=w568-h757-no.jpg SEdDSiPeg09Cl9b45W8ytfIWO48csvzv7LvUiLuM49M_j4aW440w9hJNs5t_7oh-Xng8Datp_IB00pjwUE=w1010-h757-no.jpg C9YusQD7FI8Afo6--nVtzevSEM4HZH865RUn4yIJ8YB3c1u5fHHMtaDCaMfI-0Xgp73l9KvqJIpOL2OvDv4=w568-h757-no.jpg WEYGjxjdyOgJGATtvDGEC0I6jegU9bX3OKVQpPL346wn-D0FBFCkRgEfnuigMZoK9nk1YxFrwLq2PhcDoV4=w568-h757-no.jpg
 

KyleG

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Seth Thomas made at least four models of near identical design in the 1890's that appear in Tran ly's 1996 edition of his Seth Thomas books each with a different finish. They are the Louvre which has a mahogany face with brass inlay, the Paris as mentioned above, the Cyprus and Corsica. There is a single example of the Paris that is listed in Antiqueclockspriceguide.com that appears to have a tortiseshell adamantine finish. I hold a Louvre model which is dated '1891' and the reverse of the enameled dial is ink stamped 'Made in France'. If your purchase is really adamantine and not over painted it would be another model not shown by Tran Ly.
 

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