Seth Thomas Mantel Regulator Clock Mvmt Identification

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  1. larry4duke

    larry4duke Registered User
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    I recently picked up this brass and glass regulator clock made by Seth Thomas. The movement just had a 5 on it. Does anyone know the model of this clock and what the movement number is?
    Also any hints on polishing the top as it is spotty and has swirl patterns.

    Thanks
    LARRY

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  2. etmb61

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    I would bet that's a gilded case. Polishing it might be a bad idea.

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  3. KyleG

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    Larry, Your clock appears to be the S/T model Empire No. 5 dating to about 1904-1910. Originally sold for about $35. Tran Ly's S/T book (Arlington Books) describes the clock as having a bronze top and base, but yours appears to have the typical lacquered brass. Cleaning the top would involve a considerable amount of work. The movement may be an iteration of the S/T 48 series of movements.
     

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