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: Auction House

Victorian Seth Thomas Mantel Clock, circa 1890

Description:

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 cr
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