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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 03,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS FINE CLOCK WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY! This is an EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL VERY RARE 100% ALL ORIGINAL MINT example of a Seth Thomas WHITE ADAMANTINE Mantle Clock in wonderful ALL ORIGINAL NEAR PERFECT condition. This is truly a great clock super great, "not messed around with" inside and out. The case is extremely beautiful with WHITE ADAMANTINE (RARE & not painted) all around in perfect condition. (See pictures) This is very rare as usually this type of finish is all cracked with pieces missing. Also very rare that it is white. One of the very first all original white adamantine clocks we've ever seen! It is a very classy mantle clock in need of a warm loving home. It was made circa1890. It has a SIGNED clean HEAVY DUTY "Seth Thomas Clock Co" 8-day time and strike movement which chimes the half hour on a sweet sounding bell and strikes the hour on 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 w 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 started in 1810 by Seth Thomas Sr. and has been known for making high quality clocks. With this clock being one of the very best models with the number 89 movement. 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 perfect with its original finish! T are some small stains on the top if you look very hard to find them - adding character - proving this is original and not a reproduction. I doubt if the clock has been worked on much as the screws and screw holes for the movement are tight, with no additional screw holes. The ORIGINAL SIGNED paper dial is in SUPERIOR condition, aging to a nice patina. Many times the paper dials are worn away and have had to be replaced. It has an adjustment for fast and slow on the dial which can be turned by the small end of the Large Seth Thomas double ended 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 and is aged to a very beautiful patina (no extra screw holes - no dents etc.). The hands are original and perfect (see picture). The back door is original and perfect - fits correctly and the ORIGINAL hook works well. Most of the original paper label is still on the back! Quite rare! The movement is signed (see picture). Complete with the ORIGINAL old and heavy (make the 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 key works great). This clock runs really great! The clock measures 12 inches high, 7 inches deep and 17 ½ inches wide. Again, this is the same clock it was when it was new - no replaced anything and very rare! Imagine having a 100 year old car with nothing replaced! These antique clocks amaze me - could you imagine any othe...