Seth Thomas?

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I don’t know what possessed me to buy this clock. I never buy clocks off eBay. Usually parts and tools. Looked like a German wall clock like I have never seen so I took a chance. No pendulum. Here’s what I got:

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Impulse buys can be kind of fun, can't they? What is that thing that's attached to the inside of the case that looks like a tadpole?
 

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Impulse buys can be kind of fun, can't they? What is that thing that's attached to the inside of the case that looks like a tadpole?
LOL. It’s glue. Notice the off center winding arbor. I’ve never seen a German style dial like that with one off center hole. It looks like somebody made the case to fit the movement and dial. I’m wondering about the style pendulum and the length of the pendulum. Surely this is not all original Seth Thomas:???:
 

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I've never seen a Seth Thomas dial in that style. Sure looks German to me. I think you're right. It's a marriage. Might have been a shotgun wedding!
 

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I guess we could refer to it as "bespoke". You are unlikely to come across another one like it! That's pretty cool!
 

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Went ahead and cleaned it up, installed three bushings, polished pivots, and put it back together. Running great. Started with a kitchen clock pendulum just to figure out what length I need. What style pendulum do you think would fit the style best?
 

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A case of "this won't take long, did it?"

Can you find a bob that picks up the motif of the hands - something kind of squared off, or with a rectangular or square pattern on it?
 

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A case of "this won't take long, did it?"

Can you find a bob that picks up the motif of the hands - something kind of squared off, or with a rectangular or square pattern on it?
I’ll look through my bobs and see. Good idea!
Yea. It was in great shape. Just dirty.
 

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