We now begin a new era with a promise to improve on this legacy and our service to you, our valued customer, as we take immediate steps to regain your trust and confidence. I don't know yet what this means for Seth Thomas. We are currently repairing pendulum clocks but not clocks with a balance wheel. As I steadily build my collection of clocks I am also learning all about clock repair and restoration. The antique clock strikes on the half hour and counts on the hour. Seth Thomas Adamantine time and strike mantel clock I am servicing the first antique clock I ever bought. We will update this message as new information becomes available.
The Colibri Group acquired Seth Thomas. Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine clocks look great on any mantel. The patterns and machinery for these had been purchased in 1859 from the creditors of bankrupt clockmaker Silas B. Please about sending a clock for repair. The land included a clock factory and was conveniently located near Eli Terry's new shop where was the non-compete agreement? The most popular Seth Thomas mantel clock movement is the No.
The winding arbor is one of the small holes on the face of the clock. The pivots are polished and worn pivot holes are bushed. Seth Thomas Company History Seth Thomas Clock Company was one of the most prolific and long lived clock companies. The Seth Thomas family business introduced regulator clocks in 1860, and spring-driven clocks between 1855 and1860. About 5 years ago as I began to build my collection of vintage and antique clocks I wound it up and have kept it running ever since. A few patches have been made to the veneer in spots, some slight damage to the toes on the right paw. Put a 2 - 3 inch layer of foam packing peanuts in the bottom of the box.
Thomas died in 1859, and Plymouth Hollow was renamed Thomaston in his honor in 1865. History of Seth Thomas Adamantine Antique Mantel Clocks In the 1860s, French clocks in slate, onyx or marble cases became popular in the United States. Putting the movement back together is relatively easy though it is always frustrating positioning the helper springs and levers in place as you move the pivots into their holes. The wood case on this Seth Thomas Clock mimics marble. As a result, the town of Wolcott profited to some extent from the Thomas enterprise, the short time it was located in Wolcott. If the pendulum swings too quickly or too slowly, adjust its pace from the front by either turning the key to the right for a faster pace or to the left for a slower pace.
Move the minute hand clockwise to the correct time. They had six children Seth, Martha, Amanda, Edward, Elizabeth, and Aaron. Other necessary repairs are made and the parts cleaned again. The paper label on the rear of clock is about 90% intact. For example, April 1897 would appear as 7981 D.
Tip Before buying an antique or vintage clock of high value, ask for an official appraisal of the clock's value. Back of movement showing Bushing wear was not an excessive but enough to justify installing 4 bushings; S2 front, T2 front, and escape wheel, both front and back plates. Thank you for your patience, and please expect to hear from us soon. Through conservative growth and taking advantage of the new ideas of others, Seth Thomas was able to enjoy financial stability, whereas many other companies faced financial difficulties. The stop wheel, stop lever, maintenance lever and count wheel hook take a little trial and error and it not something I have managed to get right the first time. We will do our best to ensure that items that have been sent to us will be returned to the respective customer or owner. The clock is being listed prior to mechanical restoration.
In 1830, the company began to use brass movements. The model 89 has the regulating square below the center of the dial. After having serviced many others it is time to give this clock a little love. The pictures below are examples of antique Seth Thomas clocks we have repaired Unidentified wall clock Packing for Shipping Note: I recommend shipping only mantel clocks, small shelf clocks and small wall clocks. Despite the fact that I kept it oiled, displayed it in a relatively dry dust free environment, it needed a good cleaning and a little bushing work. This clock was made in China. The works have been serviced and cleaned.
If the key is missing, the pace can also be adjusted from the back by raising and lowering the pendulum's ball. Below are two examples: Above: label from clock dated September 1906. Please let me know if you need a key. We are committed to you, our valued customers, and we are taking immediate steps to regain your confidence. Sometimes Thomas etched a metal plate with his name.
Contains many illustrations of Adamantine clocks from Seth Thomas catalogs. Include the wrapped key and pendulum bob. These were cased in pillar and scroll cases until 1830, when the bronze looking glass and other styles became popular. Wood movements were phased out in 1845. These prices are for pendulum clocks, either weight driven or spring driven.