Seth Thomas Adamantine

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  1. Steven Thornberry

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    Since it is a bit slow this afternoon, I will post a recent acquisition, a ST adamantine called the Arno. Tran shows it twice, from the 1900 and 1904 catalogues. Mine is marked "2091" on the bottom, or 1902. There are the remains of a letter but I can't make it out. This one has features from both the 1900 (dial) and 1904 catalogue pictures (columns, cup bell for half-hour strike). A similar clock is shown from the 1904 catalogue, the Adele. The Adele is a somewhat shorter model, by 1/2 inch. The Arno has an 89 series movement.
     
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    Looks like a nice clean adamantine....good dial....congrats..sometimes finding a clean, original looking clock is what it takes to keep us charged up.
     
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    Thanks, Inbeat. It is clean and a good runner. In the near future, I'll double check the oil (need to get me one of them small dipsticks:D). My wife actually spotted it and drew my attention to it. She likes it as much as I do.
     
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    very nice!
     
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    Very nice!

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    Very nice clock! When I saw it, it reminded me of one of the Adamantine clocks that I have. Yours could be a "baby" brother to mine.;)
     

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    Nice clock, loon. What model is it?
     
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    Nice clock and good wife. I've always wondered if that bronze paint was something that was originally used or people trying to dress the castings up. I've got a Waterbury Deerfield with that stuff on it. Personally I think it looks tacky so I've been researching brass guilding(simulated gold).
    I've tried the gold paint but don't like it either.
     
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    Thanks! It was one of the first clocks that I picked up from that garage/woodshop. I still haven't been able to get any of Tran's books, so I'm only guessing from the markings on it that it is the "Magnolia" (stamped on the bottom) and is dated 5091F (February, 1905?). If anyone knows any different, please let me know.
     
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    #10 Steven Thornberry, Jul 15, 2011
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    June 1905, actually. A = January, B = February, etc., except that later on, I believe that either "I" or "J" is omitted to avoid confusion. Maybe the "L." I honestly have forgotten.
     
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    June makes perfect sense (three "J's" -- January, June, July, two "M's" -- March and May, etc., so "F" wouldn't be for February). Thanks for setting me straight. :)
     

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