Seth Thomas (Unoriginal)

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Hello, can one of you fine folks tell movement this is? It's a Seth Thomas case from the early 1900's the best I can tell but the movement has been changed out. I'm thinking this is a 30 Hr. Waterbury 6 1/2. Any info would be great. Thanks, Danny
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Thank you for that. What is the deciding feature? Danny
I can't say there is one deciding feature, but there are differences in the plate cutouts and the position of the EW bridge. Compare your movement to the 30-hour Waterbury movement in the following post.

Post Your Waterbury Clocks Here! | NAWCC Forums

And, subject to correction, I think Waterbury 30-hour movements are more often found signed than are Gilbert 30-hour movements. But, that's just my impression and it could be wrong.
 
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Yeah, I saw many of them in my search. I searched for more than an hour (at different times) but I couldn't find one like this Gilbert. I found a Waterbury 6 1/2 so I put them together erroneously I'm learning now. What does the 6 1/2 denote? Thanks, Danny
 

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Ah, this is a great day! I'm already smarter and it's only 6:30 AM. Thank you, Steve, for the education. Have a great day, Danny
 

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I've seen this a few times with Waterbury, Gilbert, Ingraham, Sessions. All of these companies were just a stones throw from each other. Seems that early repair shops wold just grab what was available. I'm right down the road from the Seth Thomas facility, and these never surprise me.
 

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