ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHIPS CLOCK EXTERNAL BELL NO RES

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 29, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS EXTERNAL BELL SHIPS CLOCK.STRIKES THE TRADITIONAL SHIP'S WATCH WITH TWO HAMMERS ON A NICKEL-PLATED BRASS BELL(BELL IS SECURED WITH ORIGINAL KNURLED NUT-OFTEN LOST).A SINGLE STROKE IS STRUCK A HALF HOUR AFTER THE BEGINNING OF EACH WATCH,AT 12;30,4;30,AND 8;30 BOTH AM AND PM.AN ADDITIONAL STROKE IS ADDED AT EACH TOLLING,EVERY HALF HOUR,SO THAT 8 BELLS IS STRUCK AT THE END OF EACH WATCH

CLOCK RUNS AND STRIKES CORRECTLY.

CLOCK IS 11 1/2" LONG FROM TIP OF TOP MOUNTING LUG TO TIP OF BOTTOM LUG AND HINGED BEZEL IS 6 3/8" DIAMETER,CASE IS 3 3/8" DEEP,DIAL IS 5 7/8" DIAMETER .
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NICKEL-PLATED BRASS CASE IS IN EXCELLENT UNPOLISHED CONDITION WITH NO NOTICABLE WRINKLES IN THE BEZEL EDGES AS IS USUAL.I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO POLISH THE CASE,BUT IT SHOULD EASILY POLISH UP TO A BRILLIANT SHINE.

THE DIAL HAS MOST OF IT'S ORIGINAL SILVERY FINISH WITH SOME SCRATCHES AND WEAR SPOTS AS SHOWN IN PHOTO #3;BUT THE DIAL IS MUCH BETTER THAN USUAL.

DIAL IS MARKED "SETH THOMAS" AND HAS A SILENT/STRIKE LEVER AND A SLOW/FAST LEVER.IT HAS WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE ORIGINAL HANDS,GROMMETS, AND STEEL MACHINED DIAL MOUNTING SCREWS(OFTEN REPLACED),AND 6 CASE MOUNTING SCREWS(AGAIN OFTEN REPLACED).

MOVEMENT IS MARKED WITH THE SETH THOMAS TRADEMARK ST IN A DIAMOND AS SHOWN IN PHOTO # 6.

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