FULLY AND PROPERLY RESTORED RARE SETH THOMAS BLACK ADAMANTINE MANTEL CLOCK. This clock features the patented Seth Thomas Adamantine finish. This is a celluloid finish that in the catalogs is described this way; the finish is very durable and cannot be scratched or dented by any ordinary usage.
In the 39 years of collecting clocks, this is the first Seth Thomas Adamantine clock that I have owned with eight columns. Most serious collectors use the number and shape of the columns to help determine the value of the clock. I also could not find any of the Adamantine clocks in my reference books that showed an eight column clock. As you can see by the tag on the back door of the clock, it was bought at F. Riddell Jeweler in Curtis, Nebraska.
The clock has a fully and properly restored model 89C movement. This clock strikes the hours on a deep sounding coil gong that Seth Thomas called a Cathedral Bell.
The half-hour is struck on a brass cup bell. This allows you to tell the time without seeing the clock.The finish is in good condition but there are a few flaws on the top of the clock where something fell on the case at some point. I ask you to please examine the 11 high resolution pictures carefully as they provide much of the description for this fine timepiece. Case dimensions are 17.5 inches wide, 11.5 inches high and 6.5 inches deep.
Clock comes complete with the original pendulum and a quality replica winding key complete with the ST logo. ABOUT THE MEANING OF ADAMANTINE. Adamantine means unbreakable, sturdy or hard wearing. The Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York developed and patented this early form of plastic in 1880, and Seth Thomas soon after acquired the rights to the material. Celluloid was the first thermoplastic and was made by combining nitrocellulose with camphor.
It can take on many colors with the addition of dyes and other agents. Molding and shaping are easily accomplished, so it could imitate more expensive materials such as stone or ivory. Many people use the word incorrectly, only Seth Thomas had the right to use this material on their clock cases. WHAT MAKES A CLOCK A GOOD VALUE? The rules of economics are fairly straightforward.
Simply put, it is almost impossible to spend a little and get a lot. Antique and vintage clocks follow these rules as well.
I have tried through the photos to show the basic steps that I do in restoring these wonderful machines to their original state. My goal is to provide you with a quality time piece that will provide enjoyment and be a source of pride in your home for years to come. Equally important to me is to provide you with a clock that I believe will retain its value over the years. That is what I think constitutes real value in antique and vintage clocks. MY PHILOSOPHY ON CLOCKS AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS.
The only way to properly repair a movement is to completely disassemble, clean and inspect all parts, and make the needed repairs by proper horoligical methods. This includes the rebushing of all worn holes and the polishing of any rough pivots.
The movements are then reassembled, lubricated with a high-quality clock oil and test run for 8 days. This is a very time intensive process but is the only correct way to properly recondition a clock movement.You should expect a movement repaired in this manner to run for ten years trouble-free. I have been doing clock repair for over 37 years. I apprenticed under an Oregon State licensed repairman and have been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1981. I do not make a living doing this; it has become a passion of mine. Once they are made like new mechanically, I put them up for sale in the hopes of paying for my materials and upgrading my personal collection.
My hope is also to provide you with an heirloom to cherish for years to come. Read my feedback and you can see that I live by these words. I also provide a set of General Clock Instructions that will answer about 95% of the questions that may arise during the set up of the clock.I start with a high-quality box. Too good to be true.
Beautiful clock lovingly restored by an artist. Highly recommend doing business with longviewmark! The antique clock was well packed, arrived intact. A++, beautiful clock, thank you so much. Beautiful clock, just as described.Clock was superbly protected in box. Wonderful clock, works very well. Well packed; loved the helpful instructions. Clock arrived on time carefully packed and happily keeping time on mantle. Everything about dealing with Mark surpassed all my expectations. Excellent packaging, clock exactly as described, great communication! He went way above and beyond to make me happy!
Fast service-very well packed-clock just as stated-I would deal with anytime-A+. He was a pleasure to deal with. Love the clock, thank you for going above and beyond!
Package arrived today, well packaged and item was exactly as pictured in the ad. Clock perfectly restored; excellent packing job.
This clock looks and operates like a charm. This is an amazing place to get an outstanding clock. The item "FULLY AND PROPERLY RESTORED RARE SETH THOMAS BLACK ADAMANTINE MANTEL CLOCK" is in sale since Thursday, October 1, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "longviewmark" and is located in Longview, Washington.
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