You may see a little shrinkage at the corners and edges, some cracking here and there and age staining, as well as minor denting, scuffs and touch ups, which is the nature of the Adamantine finish. It is a thin celluloid type laminate designed to simulate either marble or wood and so shrinks, cracks and dents fairly easily with just normal use over time. On this clock, the top is slightly cupped but the Adamantine is about as nice as you will find. Its brown Adamantine trim against the jet black Adamantine background was very popular during the late 1800's and is still highly sought after to this day.
The original paper dial has been replaced, but the dial pan, brass bezel assembly and center filigree ornament are original and naturally tarnished from age. 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 approximately 16 ¾" wide x 11" high x 7 deep. It also comes complete with a key and original pendulum.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. Terms of Sale: 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. Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. The item "Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock Made in 1901" is in sale since Thursday, January 05, 2017. 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.