Seth thomas schoolhouse 9 1/2 movement

BOBJAYR

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I would appreciate some help finding a replacement movement for a st schoolhouse short drop 9 1/2 single train movement.

I've looked at e-bay and timesavers without success.

Appreciate any ideas of where to search.

Thanks, bob
 

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That will be a challenge. Do you have the old one?
 

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Thanks for your replies. The 9 1/2 is stenciled in the lower left part of front brass plate. But the measurement is 9 and 1/2 inches from post to tip of rod.

The measurement of the dial is 11".

I have the old one. The measurements are 3 and 1/2 inches wide, 5 and 1/8 inches long and 1 and 3/4 inches high. The distance between the arbors is 1 15/16 inches.

Thanks, bob
 

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I have a #41A in a box in the garage. It came out of a "12" Drop Octagon" and the Seth Thomas book indicates that one of the appropriate movements for the 12" Drop Octagon is the #41A. The 12" Drop Octagon is the same clock that some called the short drop school house clock. Message me of you want to discuss it.
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BTW...the "12 inch" Drop Oct. does not have a true 12" dial so that is most likely what you have...shoot a picture on your next post.
 

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The 41a you mentioned with the 12" drop. Would that fit a movement with a 9 and 1/2 " drop. Looks like that would be too long. What condition is your 41a.

Thanks, bob
 

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IF you have the original movement, why do you want to switch it out? What is wrong with it? I have yet to see a Seth Thomas type 41 movement so badly mutilated that it cannot be "brought back from the dead", so to speak.
 

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I get it...the dial is 11" at the time track...sounds like a 12" drop octagon...once again...would you measure from the center of the hand shaft to the end of the bob? I am pretty sure it is not 9 1/2".....a 12" drop octagon measures approximately 12 1/2"......from the center of the hand shaft to the bottom of the bob.
 

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You know, I think you are right. I don't have the clock since I returned it to the client while I searched for a movement.

My measurement from the handshaft to the tip of the suspension rod was 9 and 1/2. I have an Ansonia Schoolhouse and I measured the Bob and it is about 2 and 3/4. So if I add it to my 9 and 1/2 its just about 12 and 1/2.

Bob
 

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