Seth Thomas 100% All Original Rare Weight Driven Antique Mantel Clock 1850
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Seth Thomas 100% All Original Rare Weight Driven Antique Mantel Clock 1850:
This is a SUPERIOR EXAMPLE of a 100% ALL ORIGINAL Seth Thomas very rare mantel clock in NEAR PERFECT made circa 1850. This is American History at its finest! Seth Thomas was noted for making extremely high quality clocks. Seth Thomas was an apprentice to the famous Eli Terry around 1810. He sent off on his own and founded the Seth Thomas Clock Company, which was in the family until the 1960s! The reason they stayed in business is that Seth Thomas Sr. and all of his ancestors insisted upon building high quality clocks – clocks you could depend on. His home town even named the town after him “Thomaston, Conn.” This clock is IN PERFECT RUNNING AND GREAT LOOKING CONDITION. Has its original dial IN GREAT CONDITION. Original hands. Has its original paper label inside! The case is in very beautiful condition and has a dark beautiful finish. The sides and top are very beautiful. This is a very rare model, we have seen very few over the years. Even has its original door catch which still works perfectly! The clock works perfectly and keeps very good time. It has a 30-hour time and strike movement. The movement runs very well and keeps good time. The clock strikes the hour on the hour on a really great, nice old sounding gong. The clock is very easy and fun to wind using the included crank. Very rare and unusual weights power this clock (original). The back of the clock is original. This clock measures – 27 inches high, 15 ½ inches wide and 5 inches deep. 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.