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Can anyone help date this little cottage clock? I’m guessing 1900s, but are pinned plates typical into the 1900s on these small movements?

The movement and label both say Thomaston.

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Thomaston means that this was made after 1865. What does the label look like?
 

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There clocks were made for many years.

Owen Burt published an extensive 3 part article in NAWCC Watch and Clock Bulletin carefully identifying the case models and movements during its production.

February, April, and June 1898 issues - you and download them and read them - fantastic work.

It will avoid a lot of incorrect estimates

Andy Dervan
 
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The NAWCC Great Lakes Chapter #6 put the three parts of Burt’s article into a single booklet in 1998. I see copies online occasionally. It may be available from the NAWCC store.

The movement appears to be what Burt classifies as the 7A movement. He states it was produced from 1878 through 1898. If we could see the label, that might narrow down the date. Are there any numbers and letters on the back of the clock?
 

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Here’s the label. There are no markings on the case except for some pencil markings on the bottom that I cannot make out.

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Here’s the label. There are no markings on the case except for some pencil markings on the bottom that I cannot make out.
Thanks for the picture. This appears to be what Burt classifies as the T-05 label. However, the T-05 label shown in Burt has the words "Warranted Good" at the bottom. They are missing from yours. The position and condition of the label in your clock (it seems to drag the bottom of the case) might indicate that it was damaged or perhaps removed and reattached with the result that the bottom portion lost. In any event, if it is the T-05 label, that does not get us much closer to a date, because Burt states that this label was used between 1872 and 1898.

Have a look at Burt's article, if you haven't already. You might see something I missed. It is not an easy read but it does repay studying.
 

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Great Lakes Chapter 6 1998 Regional Exhibit was these Seth Thomas Cottage Clocks.

Owen Burt assembled a huge collection of them for the articles and the exhibit; I bought a number of them from him and still have quite a few of the nicer earlier case styles.

Andy Dervan
 

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