Dating seth thomas clock movement
An economic recession in 1837 brought the clock business almost to a halt.Chauncey Jerome wrote: "At Richmond I was looking after our old accounts, settling up, collecting notes and picking up some scattered clocks." "One night I took one of these clocks into my room and placing it in the table, left a light burning near it and went to bed.Why did wooden dials appear for a short time around 1845? It may be that they were left over stock from the wooden movement clocks, which were discontinued in 1844 or 1845. Half column case type two, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses held with wood strips. Dial: metal, one ring drawn around minute marks, dots for minute marks. Label: Steam Press of Elihu Geer, 16 State Street, Hartford, Conn, Movement: 1.241 middle, brass hammer. Height: 25 1/8 inches, width: 15 1/4 inches, Depth: 4 1/16 inches. Tablet size 8 x 9.5 inches (the earlier, taller cases use a 8 by 10 inch glass tablet). Dayton, Jr, 1860, reprinted 1983 by the American Clock and Watch Museum, ISBN 0-930476-14-X. That minute I was looking at the wood clock on the table and it came into my mind instantly that there could be a cheap one day brass clock that could take the place of the wood clock.I at once began to figure on it; the case would cost no more, the dials, glass, and weights and other fixtures would be the same, and the size could be reduced.Height 26 3/32" - 26 1/16", width 15 5/8", depth 4 5/16". Ogee case, replacement mirror (but it originally had a mirror), made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses held with wood strips. Half column case type one, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses held with wood strip. Time weight: 2 pounds 15 ounces; height: 8.9 cm; top diameter: 46.9 mm; bottom diameter: 59.1 mm. "Dating Seth Thomas Clocks" by Paul Heffner, contained on pp. Dial: wood, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks. Ogee case, replacement lower glass (painted for me by Lee Davis), made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses held with wood strips. Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks. Height 25 15/16" - 26", width 15 9/16", depth 4 5/16". Jewett's Steam Job Card, and Book Printing House, 26 State Street Second Floor, Hartford, Conn. Tablet is a reproduction of the original (the original has all the paint missing, but a faint outline of the pattern was visible in the glass). Dial: metal, one ring drawn around minute marks, dots for minute marks. 23 - 24 of "Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements", Tran Duy Ly, U.
I said to myself I will not give up yet, I know more about the clock business than anything else.
Adamantine veneer was developed by the Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York City, and was covered by U. Below are shown just a sampling of the many models of Adamantine clock made by Seth Thomas.
The movement provides a guide to the date of an Adamantine clock.
This dial was purchased with its original Seth Thomas movement at a flea market. Ogee case, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses puttied in. Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks.
Early features of dial: tapered numerals 3, 4 and 8, small winding holes (8.2 mm).