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  1. taroy1

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    Re: Seth Thomas wood tall case clock movement and dial...

    Here are some of mine that I have collected over the years.
     

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    Seth Thomas adamantine possibly 190:???: The last 2 photos are the before shots.Took alot of polishing! I also have the original clock topper of a horse. That will be my next cleaning project.
     

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    #304 Richard T., Jan 25, 2013
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    Greetings All,

    I looked at each page of this thread and found that some of my Seth Thomas clocks were not posted here. It's possible that some may have been in new acquisitions or not previously posted. 1. ST Crystal Reg No. 65 Extra 2. St Cardiff, 3. Cardiff label, 4. ST Cymball No. 4, 5. Cymbal No 4 label, 6. Cymbal No. 4 movement, 7. ST Column & Cornice, Plymouth Hollow, C. 1864, 8 day weight, 8. Col & Cornice label, 9. Mk 1 Boat Clock, 1941, back, 10. Mk 1 Boat Clock, 11. MK 1 boat clock movement, 12. I think this is an unlisted version of the "Sucile" Adamantine, 13. ST Shasta, Adamantine.
     

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    I had already started a new thread but saw this omnimbus thread for Maker related posts. Hence .

    Would somebody on this forum help me do the following with my new acquisition? Here are the photos. Infact, there is a part of printed paper stuck on the inside, the readable portion of which says " Caution Never Oil Any Part". Movement is marked "S. Thomas Thomaton GT. USA 5 7/8 Patented Dec 28,1875". Faint logo can be seen on the top dial. This one has Height 26 1/2, upper time dial 10 1/2, lower calendar dial 8

    1. Date this ST calendar clock.
    2. Tell me what does 5 7/8 stand for?
    3. Is it Office 6 or 7?

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    Seth Thomas Garfield in walnut. Brass damascened bob. I bought this guy at the NW Regional in May and finally got around to getting it cleaned up a little and in the living room. Searched the threads for Garfield and found a posting of an original back label that gives instructions for set up. Copied it but did not put it on the clock.
     

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    Prideofmatchingham Size of case and dials make it an office #7
     
  8. the.maiden

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    With much help form Harold Bain and TimeAfterTime, I have finished the Trent Seth Thomas clock.
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  9. harold bain

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    Very well done. I hope you enjoyed the work enough that you are seeking another to work on.:thumb:
     
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    How did you know! :excited:
     
  11. Bruce Alexander

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    You do good work! Please continue to share with us. Regards.
     
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    Hello,
    If i`m not wrong this is a Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 10 Later Model. maybe from 1896
    It`s been in my room since a was born i grow up under his weight so to say, now it`s staying in a workspace and i just recently started documenting about it and seen some similar but not quite identical clocks on some websites. Can you help me out with more info about this clock? Another strange thing is that everything in it all the instruction come in english but the days of the week and the month come in my language - romanian
     
  13. Jeff Salmon

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    #313 Jeff Salmon, Jun 2, 2014
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    Here is my Seth Thomas #31 with a rare zinc and steel compensation pendulum. This clock may have been a special order as it never had the top finials (no holes for screws) and no bottom gallery.


    Picture is too big to be uploaded. I'll try again.
     
  14. Bruce Alexander

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    Here's a Chime No. 70 circa 1928 in Mahogany that I just finished up. I still like the sound of a Sonora better but I think that the Mayland Chime Rods sound pretty nice in this cabinet.

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    [video=youtube;0qN-vzruW6Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qN-vzruW6Q[/video]
     
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    Here is a transitional clock dated at exactly 1828 ,Hudson and skinner printed the label and the entire back of the clock is covered with a period newspaper with much news about Andrew jackson( president).
     

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    I think I'm going to croak and go to heaven!!

    Lovely...Andrew Jackson!

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    I can see you are a history buff too,I also collect things / historyrelating to two of the great events of the 19th century ,the civil war and the building of the transcontinental railroad,almost without saying Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president.
     
  18. testguy

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    These are my Seth Thomas clocks.
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    The finish on your clock is called Adamantine, made from celluloid and a patented process owned by Seth Thomas. The numbers on the bottom are the manufacture date, March 1907, enjoy your clock.
     
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    Southern Calendar Clock No. 1
     

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    Finally, I remembered to post this pic, but smaller.
     

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    Learning to upload a pic. here

    This would be my ST #1 Regulator Keyhole

    Had it for a long time and it keeps on ticking, amazingly almost perfect accuracy.

    The glass which is original is painted almost black with gold accent.

    She gets cranked up on Sunday morning along with the Ithaca Calendars which are my current craze.

    Jim


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    Well here we are in 2015 and my Seth #2. I know some have been posted here and a pretty common Seth, but I always liked them because of the RR Depot connection.

    Here it is in my office/bedroom.


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    What do you think Welcome to the message board.

    That is a nice looking clock. Is there any way you could add a picture or two of the movement? It looks like it is probably a chain drive because it looks as if the winding arbors are just painted on. Pictures of the movement will help us give you a better answer.

    Trying to not mess this post up. Walt suggested I do this. Just inherited this clock and was told it was one or the first"tall" clock he built. Any help would be great!

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  26. Dave T

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    Can someone tell me what movement this is? I've found some of the City Series Seth Thomas clocks to have two types of bezels. One with the winding arbors in the dial and others like this one with the winding arbors in the bezel. Obviously two different movements. Just wondering what movement this one is in the picture?
    (The pictures can be found on center of P.10 of this thread)
     
  27. Steven Thornberry

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    It's the No. 44 movement, an 8-day. There was a similar, smaller 30-hour movement, which was the No. 33.
     
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    Lovely #2. I've always like those.

    But now I will go careening off on a tangent.

    I'm just seeing your posting for the first time. Please permit me to complement you upon what must be a wonderful "eye" and for the little "microenvironment" you have created for yourself.

    I'm assuming the signs are genuine. They're great! My personal favorite is the five and ten sign. Was that a local store? I've always liked antique and vintage trade signs and now they are VERY desirable.

    Honestly just about everything I see, the s-roll desk, the locomotive print, the old coin-op wall phone (no more, everyone has a iPhone), the ceiling fixture reflected in the mirror you installed in the old door to pick out a few items...just about all of it is wonderful and great fun.

    For chuckles, I watch those home renovation shows on cable where each time they end up repetitively with the same house after spending 10's of thousands of dollars to achieve the look of an au courant clean room in a microchip factory. For me, this is nice to see in this age of everything minimalist and cookie cutter.

    Keep it up.

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  29. Dave T

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    Thanks Steven, I wonder if there's a reference somewhere showing the progression and timeline on Seth Thomas movements?
    For instance, what timespan was the 44 used?
    And also, what movement(s) were considered the workhorses and others not so much.
     
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    Thanks RM, all are the real deal, been collecting since the early 70s, the five and dime came from a local store in Dearborn, Mi and the locomotive is actually a pencil drawing signed and dated Jackson, Mi 1905... SB

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    What great stuff including an impressive collection of "signage"!!

    Thanks for sharing the pix.

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  32. Dave T

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    Just got this one in the mail today. It's a 1891 Seattle with the 44 movement. So far I'm quite well pleased, (except for the guy that had the can of Hunter green paint!). And the search for a proper glass and decal.
    Got it out of the box, set it up and no tick. Wound the time side 1 turn and she took off. Good swing, in beat, sounds great. The movement is very shiny, I have yet to remove the dial and inspect it.
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  33. Kevin W.

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    Looks in great shape Dave, the paint really is a sad thing to have done to it.
     
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    I have a Pat 1906 with a date of 1931 in pencil on it Hartford time switch that has a ST movement in it, the time keeping portion of the movement is not working and needs cleaning and looking at. The switch portion of it driven by it's own spring, works but the clock itself even though it's almost fully wound won't run. The train is not rusted or frozen, I suspect it had near zero maintenance for years, but I'd like to get it running.

    I know a clock maker who I had replace a huge mainspring for me in an 1898 Gamewell printer that I'll probably send this to to have him clean, refurbish and lube for me.



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    Here is few of my mine a Seth Thomas NO.2 Cir. 1920
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    A US Navy issued Seth Thomas 24 Hour clock
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    Seth Thomas US Navy Mark 1-boat clock issue date 1941 also have a Mark 1 Deck clock it's bigger brother.
     
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    One of the nicest #2s I've seen!
     
  38. River rat

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    Thanks Dave been wanting one for years the last NAWCC Pasadena regionals I went to before I moved out of Calif. I picked this up my NAWCC chapter at the time our President who also had a clock shop in the town I use to live in gave me a price I could not turn down.
     
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    Finally got this one back to what it might once have looked like.
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    I'm pretty tickled with my Eclipse. It took 2 clocks to restore this one. The other was a basket case. This one had a Portuguese movement, a Welch face, incorrect everything, but had a great case. The junker gave up the face, lyre movement, pendulum and gong. I'm pleased.

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    Looks great, nice job! What movement would that be?
     
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    #342 4mula1fan, Sep 26, 2016
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    Here is a pic when I got all my parts together. I'll have to find some more pics of the movement and post them up.

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    [FONT=&amp]1909 Seth Thomas "Progress" 8 Day Long Alarm Mantel Clock. This is the only one I have seen like this with an alarm built in?

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    #344 Bruce Alexander, Jul 21, 2017
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    Our favorite Seth Thomas Empire Crystal Regulator is the Empire No. 30 Cut Glass.

    According to Tran Duy Ly's Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements Reference (page 249), it is from circa 1905 and originally retailed for $82. Adjusted for inflation, that would have been the equivalent of about $2,221.45 in 2016. We snagged it for a lot less than that! :)

    When we acquired it, the glass was badly damaged, the pendulum was missing and the R. Kaiser 15-day movement had been pretty neglected. It's still quite a ways from being a "mint" example (it never will be again). We've tried to restore it but it is what it is. We're pretty happy with it and feel fortunate to be it's current owner.

    A few before images:
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    Some afters:
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    In my experience the Strike Sound of a typical Crystal Regulator is nothing to write home about. They're more about the show, not so much the sound.

    Here's ours striking 12 and 12:30

    [video]https://youtu.be/2e1kZS1bZNI[/video]

    Thanks for looking in.

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    Unlisted Seth Thomas walnut Parlor Clock. No extra holes anywhere. Looks completely original but cannot find this clock in any listing. A friend in California tells me that he has had one like it years ago. Very nicely done and shown as found without any cleaning. Remnants of typical black and gold label in bottom inside clock case.
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    Seth Thomas Railway Station Regulator Clock
    I just hung this & I'm getting a sore neck from turning to look at it... :)

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    Seth Thomas Slate Clock 1885

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    Nice clock. I collected Seth Thomas clocks for a long time and only saw a handful of these Seth Thomas with visible escapements.
     
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    This is a 16 inch tall, eight day, Seth Thomas Kitchen clock. I found it in/on Tran's book from the 1863 - 1875 Seth Thomas Mantel Clocks. I don't know what face belongs on it. I don't believe the flat paper dial on cardboard is original. What should it look like? Images show what I found... I would like to put it together correctly. IS the lower glass correct?

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  50. ShawnHVoils

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    I think the lower glass looks good. This is not a Kitchen clock, just a smaller ogee clock. The dial should be painted tin, no cardboard. I think you might have an eight day movement, not the typical 30 hour. Just my thoughts, Shawn
     

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