Seth Thomas (Ashcroft)

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by Jeff Hantman, Aug 26, 2019.

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  1. Jeff Hantman

    Jeff Hantman Registered User
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    This is an 8.5" dial with a #10 movement
    My concern is no made in USA under the numbers, just a serial number
    Anyone have any idea, its not serial number
    Or patent

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  2. Steven Thornberry

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    Is Ashcroft perhaps this: History. A place to start, at least.
     
  3. JTD

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    I think Steven is right. When I first looked at the Ashcroft link, I thought that it was perhaps just a coincidence of the name, since clocks did not seem to come into it.

    But when I scrolled to the bottom of the page, I found the shield logo with the same diagonal stripe and the words 'Trust the Shield'. So I am now pretty sure this must the same Ashcroft Mfg. Co.; maybe this was a clock made for valued customers as an advertising gift.

    I can't say anything about the number at the bottom of the dial - maybe others can. I suppose you know for certain it is a Seth Thomas?

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  4. Uhralt

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    It looks very much like a Seth Thomas ships clock I have, with the #10 tandem wind movement. When you show us a picture of the movement we will probably be able to tell for sure. Often the movement is signed as well.

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  5. new2clocks

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    A search of this board for Ashcroft shows very similar Ashcroft dials with E. Howard, Seth Thomas, Chelsea, and either Waterbury or Waltham movements.

    Regards.
     

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