Seth Thomas Battery Operated Wall Clock

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  1. tkbear

    tkbear New Member

    Nov 14, 2019
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    Have an older Seth Thomas battery operated (appears to be space for two 6 volt square batteries) wall clock and cannot get the wiring right to get it running. Could not find any other identifying marks on it without taking the back off. I know my father had it running but that was probably anywhere from 30 to 40 years ago. Would appreciate any assistance. Thanks. T.

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  2. kinsler33

    kinsler33 Registered User

    Aug 17, 2014
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    That's a lovely old clock, but I'm afraid that there's not enough information in your photographs to issue much advice. The people in the Electric Horology section will have more advice, perhaps, but I believe that you'll have to remove the back of the clock and take some detailed photographs in any event. I'd be interested to see how it's powered, for I'm unfamiliar with battery-powered Seth Thomas clocks. There'd probably be at least one big electromagnet in there (and this must be treated with great care) and there'd also be some sort of a tricky escapement to supply the electromagnet with a pulse of current under control of the pendulum.

    Nice clock. Be careful with it.

    M Kinsler
  3. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User
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    Apr 11, 2002
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  4. JTD

    JTD Registered User

    Sep 27, 2005
    Yes, I'm sure a moderator could move it to the Electric Horology section.

    Welcome to the board tkbear

    You have a nice interesting clock.


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