Seth thomas regulator with alarm function

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  1. anurag

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    #1 anurag, Jun 1, 2016
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    IMG-20160601-WA0019.jpg IMG-20160601-WA0020.jpg IMG-20160601-WA0021.jpg IMG-20160601-WA0022.jpg Please refer to the pictures of a seth thomas regulator with skeleton dial and alarm function... any information would be appreciated...the dial is original but body is slightly polished...

    i saw one on ebay but the body was different as it had fancy medallions embossed on the body but it had the same skeleton dial and it was said to be dating back to 1800s...they are said to be scarce...

    any information on this clock will be appreciated. the movement picture is not available as of now but will try to get...



    thanks
     
  2. lpbp

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    You have a "drop Octagon" that dates from around 1920, the dial you refer to a a skeleton, is simply a dial with the center cut our for the alarm dial. They came like yours with the alarm and strike only, no particularly scarce.
     
  3. anurag

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    Ok Now i understand the cut out is for the alarm...thanks for the information and the dating... information is quite helpful...
     
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    IMG-20160601-WA0038.jpg the movement picture is attached. any more comments on the dating and condition of the clock are welcome.
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  5. JTD

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    I see no obvious reason why this shouldn't be an original movement. Part of the stopworks seem to be missing.

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    I agree it's an original movement, and yes the upper stopworks wheel is missing, it won't affect the running of the clock.
     
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    I saw many of these coming to the USA from India in shipments, maybe 15-20 years ago....they were original Seths made in this style and other drop octagon styles for the Indian market...original marked movements but some had cases that were made of wood not like many of the ones made for the US market...I never saw an oak one in the shipments but saw many dark wood, not mahogany or walnut cases....
     

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