Seth Thomas Rare Antique Adamantine Mantle Clock All Original Looks/runs Great For Sale
This wonderful clock is a real find. This is AN EXTREMELY RARE, EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL 100% ALL ORIGINAL ABOUT AS PERFECT AS THEY GET example of a Seth Thomas ADAMANTINE Mantle Clock in wonderful 100% ALL ORIGINAL condition. This is truly a great clock; it is in 100% all original condition and has not been messed with at all! The case of this clock is extremely beautiful with RARE FAUX MARBLE ADAMANTINE (not painted) is as good as they get! (See pictures) This is very rare as usually this type of finish is all cracked with pieces broken and missing. Also has the ORIGINAL BRASS dial in superior condition. It is a very classy mantle clock in need of a warm loving home. It is an early example and was made circa 1895.
It has a large signed HEAVY DUTY "Seth Thomas Clock Co" 8-day time and strike “HIP” movement which chimes the half hour, and strikes the hour with a mellow, beautiful sound on a cathedral gong. It is a very strong runner! The movement runs very well and keeps good time.
The movement was just cleaned, oiled, pivots polished and bushings added where needed. This clock will not need servicing for many years to come, and is ready for the next 100 years! This is a labor intensive service, with many clockmakers charging 250.00 and up.
We recommend having it oiled every 2 to 3 years to keep it in tip-top shape! With the purchase of this clock for an additional $ 2.25 we will include an oiler kit with a professional oiler loaded with enough oil to oil approximately 50 clocks with easy instructions so you could even do it yourself!
The Seth Thomas Clock Company was begun in 1810 by Seth Thomas Sr. and has been known for making high quality clocks. With this clock being one of the best models. Adamantine is an animal of a different color. They are getting extremely popular now. In the 1860’s, French clocks in slate, onyx or marble cases became popular in the United States. These cases were expensive, so the American clock manufacturers produced similar looking cases made of iron or wood. These clocks have become known to collectors as “Black Mantel Clocks”, and were popular from 1880 to 1931. Seth Thomas is well known for their “Adamantine” black mantel clocks, which were made starting in 1882. Adamantine is a celluloid veneer, glued to the wood case. Adamantine veneer was made in black and white, and in colored patterns such as wood grain, onyx and marble.
Adamantine veneer was developed by the Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York City, and was covered by U.S. Patent number 232,037, dated September 7, 1880. Seth Thomas Clock Company purchased the right to use the adamantine veneer in 1881.
The case is very beautiful and IS AS CLOSE TO MINT AS AN ALL ORIGINAL CLOCK CAN BE with its original shiny finish! I doubt if the clock has been worked on very much as the screws and screw holes for the movement are tight, with no additional screw holes. The rare dial is all-original and in superior condition. It has an adjustment for fast and slow on the dial which can be turned by the small end of the large Seth Thomas key, this way you don't need to take the clock down from its shelf to adjust it for slow and fast. The metal around the dial (solid brass) is original (no extra screw holes, no dents etc.). The hands are original and perfect (see picture).
The signed ST back door is original! Rare! Has its original "ST" metal peep hole on the back – this way you can hang the pendulum without taking off the entire back. Still has its original beautiful matching feet. Includes its 2 "watch lions" on the sides they keep an eye on your place when you're not at home. All of the fancy decorations and pillars are near perfect, unbelievable! The movement is signed (see picture). Complete with the original very heavy (makes timekeeping very accurate) Seth Thomas pendulum and a Seth Thomas large double-ended key, one end for winding the clock and one end for adjusting the time for slow and fast.
The name Seth Thomas is synonymous with high quality and good taste. Not always the first on the scene with the latest movement "improvement" or flashy case style, Seth Thomas was slow to adopt changes and only when the marketplace had given it acceptance to other companys' breakthrough advances would Seth Thomas slowly and carefully bring their high quality clocks to the marketplace. The results, however, were always the same. When the Seth Thomas clock arrived it was an instant success and it captured the market.
As the years have passed, the quality of Seth Thomas clocks has been proven over and over. They are the best.
Again, this clock looks and runs really great! The clock measures 11 ½ inches high, 7 ½ inches deep and 16 ½ inches wide. These antique clocks amaze me - could you imagine any other consumer product still working after well over 100 years! And the truly amazing thing with proper care they will work easily past the next 100 years, with this clock going well beyond that! If you are looking for an antique clock that has all its original parts and looks like it was cherished its whole life this is it! The buyer will not be disappointed!
Antique Clocks are a Fine Investment. Each one has a unique quality, as well as appreciating in value and beauty with age. You will become attached to your antique clocks and they will become a meaningful and important part of your life adding untold joy each day you own them. They can be handed down from one generation to another as they increase daily in value. Antique clocks serve many purposes other than being useful in telling time, decorative in your home, a valuable asset in your estate and above all a faithful servant and friend which will be true to you to the end of time.
This clock will be packed very very carefully by our award winning packing department, my wife Donna, receiving a perfect "10" from a gracious customer. To insure a safe delivery and the buyer is to pay $23.50 for shipping, packing and ins. I will gladly answer any emails promptly. I have always hated that "reserve" when I have offer myself so this fine clock has and a very very (gulp) low starting offer. We love these clocks and I will be glad to help you set up your new clock, or answer questions long after the sale via email.
A careful inspection is done each and every time during the packing process by "Wild Thing" Master Packing Kitty
SITE SECURITY PROVIDED BY CJ KITTY (trained watch cat) (always vigilant)
Our Purchasing Department travels throughout the United States searching for the "perfect clock"!
Here's "the family" travelin' to the next clock destination
A Highly Skilled Technician (AKA Wild Thing) checks the movement one last exhausting time to be sure all is right before being carefully placed back in its case.
Some well deserved rest after a long day at the office
Here is our newest addition to the team; "Miss Kitty"! Rescued from the "pound". She specializes in UNpacking and spreading things about. Also enjoys chewing on CJ's tail.
Miss Kitty is getting grown up! She likes to "help" with answering emails. Here she is, after a grueling lesson in "computer 101".
Here is Miss Kitty showing our brand new addition from the pound; "Sweet Pea", the "ins and outs" of packing boxes.
Unfortuniately Sweet Pea has not caught on as yet…
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Seth Thomas Rare Antique Adamantine Mantle Clock All Original Looks/runs Great: $191