Victorian Seth Thomas Cast Iron Mantel Clock, ca 1890

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 14,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Victorian Seth Thomas Mantel Clock, circa 1890


This is a neat old clock from the Victorian era, circa 1890. It is some sort of white metal, possibly cast iron. The maker is Seth Thomas.

The clock measures 9 inches tall by 7 inches wide by 3 inches deep. It has been sitting on a closet shelf for about 10 years and it's time to clean out the closets and make some room. So is an opportunity for you to buy a nice old clock that would look great on your mantel over the fireplace or on your bedroom dresser.

I believe this clock does have an alarm mechanism, but since this has been sitting in a closet for so long, it may need some cleaning & oiling or what ever a clockmaker type person does to these. The metal also has some discoloration, wear and tarnishing which looks normal to me, but I did not try to clean this with anything. The back plate is brass colored....I don't know if this is brass or not, but it's that color. It has a dent at the top of the back plate. T are two winding keys on the back plate....I am guessing one for setting the time and one for winding the clock. T are also two other posts on the back w it looks like you would put a winding key. The back plate is also marked "Made in America". The bell on the underside is an old fashioned metal style (you know the type) and it is a tarnished brown color. No holes or cracks in the bell.

The dial of the clock is nice and white with just some minor discoloration on the smaller dials and near the hands. Overall, it is nice and white with no cracks or chips.

This clock has some good weight to it too. Nice heavy metal, so I am guessing it is iron. It weighs about 4 pounds or so.

I don't have any place to display this so it's time to go. No point letting it sit in a dark closet any longer. I paid about $90 for this at an old style New England auction about 10 years ago. But today, I am selling this with no reserve. I just want to clean house and get rid of a bunch of stuff that is collecting dust in a closet. I think this is a great display piece that would look nice just about anyw

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