SETH THOMAS SENTINEL 1 - 1928 ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 25,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
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SOUND FILES OF THE SENTINEL 1 - 1928 ARE ATTACHED AT THE END OF THIS LISTING - LISTEN AND ENJOY!

OFFERED TODAY IS A "SENTINEL NO. 1 - 1928" TAMBOUR MANTEL CLOCK MADE BY SETH THOMAS, AND LISTED IN TRAN DUY LY'S "SETH THOMAS CLOCKS AND MOVEMENTS" V2 3D EDITION PAGE 695. THIS IS THE 1928 VERSION OF THE SENTINEL 1, WITH PREMIUM DIAL, PREMIUM HANDS AND HIGHEST GRADE RIBBON MAHOGANY CABINET - A CLASSIC AND ALL-ORIGINAL ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS TIME AND STRIKE TAMBOUR IN EVERY RESPECT!!

THE SENTINEL 1 PRESENTS ITSELF IN A CLEAN AND CLASSIC MANNER - TYPICAL OF THE LATE 1920'S - AN APPROPRIATE DESCRIPTION WOULD BE "SIMPLE ELEGANCE" YET DISTINCTIVE IN ANY DECORATIVE SETTING - A PLEASURE TO VIEW . YOU WILL LOVE THIS CLOCK!!! - I KNOW I DO!!!

THE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE SILVERED DIAL WITH RECESSED BLACK ARABIC NUMERALS WAS SETH'S PREMIUM VERSION OF THE PERIOD, AND IS IN SUPERIOR CONDITION. COMPLEMENTING THE DIAL ARE THE ORIGINAL SETH THOMAS SIGNATURE CUT STEEL "S" AND "T" HANDS, QUITE NICE!!

THE FINISH ON THE HIGH GRADE MAHOGANY CASE HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY PRESERVED, CONDITIONED AND RESTORED - NOT REFINISHED; THE RICH MAHOGANY GRAIN AND THE GENTLE TAMBOUR CURVES HIGHLIGHT THIS CLOCK'S CHARACTER, BOTH AS AN ANTIQUE AND AS A DECORATIVE ACCESSORY WHEN DISPLAYED. THE SENTINEL 1 CASE IS FLAWLESS - THIS LOVELY TAMBOUR IS THE PERFECT SIZE AND STYLE FOR PRACTICALLY ANY LOCATION, ANY ROOM, ANY SETTING.

THE SETH THOMAS SENTINEL SERIES REPRESENTS PROBABLY THE MOST REMEMBERED SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCKS OF THE LATE 1920'S, BEFORE THE ONSET OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THE SENTINEL 1 IN FACT REALLY STARTED IT ALL, IN TERMS OF THE MEDIUM TAMBOUR STYLE, COMBINED WITH FLEXIBILITY IN PLACEMENT LOCATIONS AROUND THE HOME OR OFFICE. IT WILL PROVIDE THE OWNER WITH GREAT SATISFACTION TO USE, DISPLAY AND ENJOY FOR TIMEKEEPING; AND ITS VALUE WILL CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO BROWSE THE HIGH RESOLUTION SUPERSIZE PHOTOS TO SEE ALL DETAILS OF THE CLOCK.

THE EIGHT DAY #89 SETH THOMAS TIME AND STRIKE MOVEMENT HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY DISASSEMBLED, FULLY INSPECTED, AND CLEANED WITH ULTRASONICS. OUT OF TOLERANCE PIVOT BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED, ALL PIVOTS WERE POLISHED AND CHECKED TO BE SURE EACH IS STRAIGHT AND TRUE. THE MOVEMENT WAS REASSEMBLED AND LUBRICATED - THEN BENCH TESTED FOR CORRECT PENDULUM BEAT, TIME REGULATION, AND OTHER VITAL SIGNS OF THE CLOCK MOVEMENT, BY MECHANICAL AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION - READY FOR YEARS AND YEARS OF SERVICE.

BOTH THE TIME AND STRIKE MAINSPRINGS ARE HIGHEST GRADE 120 INCH MAINSPRINGS, NOT THE LESSER 96 INCH VERSIONS - THEY WERE FULLY RELEASED FROM TENSION, CLEANED, INSPECTED FOR THE ABSENCE OF HAIRLINE CRACKS AND OTHER POTENTIAL DEFECTS, AND PROPERLY LUBRICATED; RELIABILITY WAS VERIFIED. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MAINSPRINGS OF UNKNOWN CONDITION AND RELIABILITY WILL LIKELY LEAD YOUR CLOCK TREASURE ON AN EXPENSIVE TRIP TO THE CLOCKSMITH; IT IS QUITE IMPORTANT WHEN PURCHASING AN ANTIQUE TAMBOUR TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING . A COMPLETE SERVICE PROCEDURE AS DESCRIBED IN ON THE #89 MOVEMENT ALONE IS A $300 VALUE, AND WILL ASSURE YOU OF MANY YEARS OF FAITHFUL, RELIABLE OPERATION. THAT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN PURCHASING AN ANTIQUE CLOCK AND HAVING TO DEAL WITH HOW TO GET IT REPAIRED AND WORKING PROPERLY!!!

THE HALF HOUR IS SOUNDED ON A RESONANT CATHEDRAL BELL GONG; THE HOUR COUNT FOLLOWS, BOLDLY ANNOUNCED ON THE CATHEDRAL BELL GONG. ON THE DIAL FACE ARE TWO WINDING HOLES; ONE FOR THE TIME AND ONE FOR THE HALF-HOUR AND HOUR STRIKE. ANOTHER SMALLER HOLE IS THE FAST/SLOW ADJUSTMENT TO REGULATE THE TIME KEEPING.

THIS IS A MEDIUM TAMBOUR - AN IDEAL AND VERSATILE SIZE - SUITABLE FOR MANTLE, TABLE, SHELF OR WALL BRACKET DISPLAY - PERFECT FOR A SPECIAL GIFT, FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE, OR AS AN ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION. MEASUREMENTS ARE 17" W X 9 ¼" H X 6 ½" D.

THE SENTINEL 1 - 1928 IS OFFERED WITH NO RESERVE AND ONLY A SMALL MINIMUM, SO THAT ANYONE IN THE EBAY COMMUNITY SO INTERESTED MAY FREELY BID AND ULTIMATELY DETERMINE THE FINAL SALES VALUE OF THIS FINE ANTIQUE TIMEPIEC...

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