Seth Thomas Adamantine One Column Clock No. 102 Pat. 9-7-1880

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by Christine Wolf, Sep 30, 2018.

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  1. Christine Wolf

    Christine Wolf New Member

    Sep 30, 2018
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    Hello! I am new to this website/forum. I am a beginner clock enthusiast! I am starting to collect antique clocks and want to learn about their origins, the makers and the era they were created, etc. I just love history. I desire to know EVERYTHING about every antique I aquire. I want to continue to preserve these items so those after me may enjoy and appreciate them.

    I was just at Elkhorn, WI Flea Market and purchased a Seth Thomas mantel clock. I cannot find an identical match with all of my online searches. The clock appears to be authentic from what I have read.

    I am wanting to know more about the piece. Anything you clock enthusiasts can share would be welcomed and valued.

    It is so fun to learn and share knowledge about a passion.


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  2. KyleG

    KyleG Registered User

    Nov 4, 2006
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    Hello Ginger,

    I've gone through Tran Ly's 3rd edition Seth Thomas Clocks (Arlington and was not able to find your clock. Perhaps I missed it, or it appears in an earlier edition or maybe one of the many Seth Thomas clocks that was never listed. Your clock style/type is called Adamantine referencing the marbled look top, pillars and supporting bands above and below. Adamantine being a type of celluloid.The rest of the clock is plain enamel painted wood. Later Adamantine type clocks have an overall Adamantine finish often in mahogany. I can tell you also that the markings on the bottom of your clock in the last picture shows the clock was manufactured in 1898. Seth Thomas marked some of their clocks in a similar manner listing the date backwards with a preceding letter (which I can't make out) indicating the month. Perhaps others can provide more info. Good luck with your new interest.

  3. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
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    Apr 25, 2005
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    Hello, Christine, and welcome to the board!

    We have a thread dedicated to Seth Thomas clocks that you may want to peruse:

    Post your Seth Thomas clocks here.

  4. blindraccoon

    blindraccoon Registered User
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    Jun 6, 2014
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    Hi Christine,

    Your new/old Seth Thomas mantle clock appears to be in really good condition, ie., shows well! I'm sure it produces a nice chime, too. Congratulations on a nice find, especially at the Flea market. I never have that kind of luck...

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