This one was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Co. This is the actual date of manufacture painted on the bottom of the clock, and not just a patent date. The original signed Seth Thomas movement has been serviced and is in good running and gonging order. Our service includes ultrasonic cleaning and repair of anything that might be found wrong, including any excessively worn bushings.
The "Adamantine" finish, which is a patented laminate finish first used in the late 1800's, is in good shape for its age. You may see a little shrinkage at the corners and edges, some cracking here and there and age staining, as well as minor denting and scuffs, which is the nature of the Adamantine finish. It is a thin laminate designed to simulate either marble or wood and so shrinks, cracks and dents fairly easily with just normal use over time. The multi-color Adamantine top and trim against the jet black Adamantine background was very popular around the turn of the 20th century and is still highly sought after to this day. The original brass bezel and paper dial assembly is original and nice looking.The brass is tarnished and the paper dial is aged, giving it an overall genuine antique appearance. As stated, it runs well, keeps time and gongs properly.
It counts each hour on a mellow sounding antique cathedral gong, i. 1 gong at 1:00, 2 gongs at 2:00, etc. And announces each half hour with a single toll.It measures 16 ½" wide x 10 ½" high x 7 deep. It also comes complete with a key and pendulum. This is a great looking clock to have up on the mantle and is destined to become a family heirloom that can be enjoyed by generations to come. This helps insure that the new owner will have a satifying experience. Be very sure to save all packaging material if there is a problem. All sales are final, (with the exception noted below). It is nearly impossible to find one in "mint" condition. If a clock has damage from misuse, it will be noted. If a clock is running properly when it arrives... Thats about the best we can do. We try to describe everything exactly as it is and if we do something wrong, we will make it right. We do not use our computers on Sunday, the Lord's day, but will answer any emails Monday through Saturday and do whatever we can to resolve any problems. Honesty is always the best policy. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock 1900" is in sale since Saturday, April 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "saved400days" and is located in Port Leyden, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.