Is this ST dated Sep 1952 or Sep 1925?

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  1. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez Registered User

    May 3, 2013
    Got a Seth Thomas Banjo (see attached) the other day. However, I am a bit confused on the date. I understood that ST reversed the last two numbers of the year of manufacturer and put the month behind that inverted year as their date stamp. But that would put this clock as 1925... The problem is the clock has 99% Phillips (cross) head screws that did not reach the commercial market (auto industry actually) with General Motors in cira 1936. Or is this just a 1952 time and strike banjo.... But werent they Talley Industries by then and wouldn't they have had a different label....

    Thanks in advance


  2. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin

    Nov 13, 2011
    sept. '52. they reversed the date on the old ones.
  3. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator

    Jan 15, 2004
    Although your pictures are not good, the label looks like a fairly standard label for the time period (1952). See below. Seth Thomas became a division of General Time Instruments Corporation (later General Time Corporation) in 1932. In 1970, General Time became a division of Talley Industries. If you do not have a repair/maintenance question, a moderator can move your thread to the Clocks General forum.

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