The case is hardwood with beautiful grain patterns and ornate trim around the base. On the right hand side is a lever to silence the chimes. Very few Seth Thomas Westminster clocks were made with this design, it is a pre-WWII high-end chiming clock. We also found on the inside, the original tag to regulate the time. The uniqueness to this style of Seth Thomas Westminster Chime clock is the two separate movements that interact to provide the correct chimes and salutes.
The time movement is a 89AM 8-day dual train that operates the time and hourly salutes. The 119 movement operate the quarter hourly chimes; 4 chime tones at 15 past the hour, 8 chime tones at 30 minutes past the hour, 12 chime tones at 45 minutes past the hours, and 16 chime tones at the top of the hour prior to the hourly salutes. It is remarkable clockmanship that allows these two movements to trip actions between each other. The face has been cleaned, it has scuffs/nicks/wear from normal usage.
It allows for adjustments to the time (fast and slow), and winding the time/chime arbors. The brass around the glass was cleaned and adds charm to the face. Glass/Crystal is in excellent condition and original with the beveled edge. We installed several new bushings at the worn/oblong pivot points supplied by Timesavers Inc.
The key is original for the clock--first time we have seen an original 89/119 movement Seth Thomas key. The pendulum bob/weight is original with the clock. We installed a new pendulum extension rod for accurate time keeping. Clock dimensions are 10" wide x 7.5" deep x 14 high. 11 clock keeps time very well and has a very pleasant chime.
We really appreciate the Seth Thomas mechanical clocks for the workmanship and details. This clock is heavy and well built with quality pre-WWII US made materials. Refurbished antique clocks are excellent wedding, holiday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, and birthday gifts. We then fill the box with foam peanuts and nestle the antique clock in the middle. We do the following to all of our clocks.
Disassemble the entire clock and movement completely. Install new US made parts on the movement if needed (main springs and pendulum suspension rods).
Bush all worn pivot holes with high quality Bergeon bronze bushings as needed. Clean the entire movement using environment friendly cleaners. Clean the original dial careful not to alter its original condition.
Clean bezel, parts and chime rods by hand. Reassemble the clock, oil and lube in the proper places. Adjust chime and strike hammer sequence properly to assure smooth and even strikes.Inspect and adjust every minor detail of the clock assuring full function and peak performance for many years to come. Instructions for set up provided, contact number for ongoing support for your clock. See our Website for history and inventory.
The item "Restored Antique 1921 Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 11 with119 Westminster Mvmt" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "colonels-clocks" and is located in Aurora, Nebraska.
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