Offered for your consideration is this 113 year-old antique Seth Thomas " Chandos " model featuring simulated Red Mahogany Adamantine and six full "Onyx" celluloid columns. With the exception of an appropriately sized, new reproduction Seth Thomas double-ended winding key, Pendulum Bob and Dial & Glass, we believe that this clock is an otherwise all original and appropriate genuine example. This is to say that the case, hardware, hands and movement all appear to be original. Cleaned and Restored to its original finish. The Seth Thomas "Chandos" is from circa 1904 and this clock has a date stamp on the case bottom which indicates that 1904 is indeed the year that it was manufactured.
The code and Model name are barely legible, but they are present. The Chandos can be found on page 440 of noted authority Tran Duy Ly's "Seth Thomas Clocks and Movements" 3rd edition volume 1.
Although this clock has some areas of finish loss on the top of its case it has been reasonably well cared for through the years. It is not perfect but it is a very good example none the less. It is a wood case with a Red Mahogany Adamantine finish, bright polished brass bezel and dull gold sash.The feet, column capitals and bases have their original bronzed finish. The six full "onyx" celluloid columns are all intact and provide a nice color contrast with the Adamantine finish. This clock's size gives it placement versatility. It measures approximately 11 1/2 inches high by 17 inches wide by 7 1/2 deep. The dial is 5 inches.
It is not a particularly heavy clock but the case is solidly built. We believe that it would look good on a large desk, table, shelf, or mantel. Seth Thomas is well known for their Adamantine mantel clocks, which were made starting in 1882. Adamantine is a celluloid veneer, glued to the wood case. Adamantine veneer was made in black and white, and in colored patterns such as wood grain, onyx and marble.
Adamantine veneer was developed by the Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York City, and was covered by U. Patent number 232,037, dated September 7, 1880. Adamantine is a very durable finish which ages extremely well when it is properly cared for and kept out of direct sunlight.This clock uses an original Seth Thomas No. 89 4-1/2, 8-day time and strike movement. It counts out the hours on a coiled gong strike and sounds the half-hour with a single strike on a separate cup bell. Watch the video which can be found at this link. In order to prepare this clock for your consideration the following work was done. Overhaul of Movement which included. Complete disassembly of the Seth Thomas No.
Thorough cleaning in a ultrasonically agitated clock cleaning solution. Polishing and burnishing of all gear assembly pivots. Placement of new bushings where indicated. Pegging and polishing of all bushings.Polish and wax all brass and steel. Lubrication with finest synthetic clock and mainspring oils and greases. Bench test, adjust and monitor all functions for one full week. Restoration of Case which included. Disassembly of main case components. Cleaned, polished and waxed column caps & bases to restore their original finish. Clean, polish and apply high-quality carnuba wax to all metal and adamantine. Replaced convex glass with an appropriate flat glass crystal. Clean the inside of the case to remove dirt and dust from around the movement. Reassemble and level the case.
Reassembly of entire clock with a two-weeks of testing and adjustment period. In all aspects this clock is in excellent condition and is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner! In spite of our best efforts, accidents can and do happen. That's why this clock will be fully insured.Although this clock is in beat and has been well regulated on a level surface, it will probably need to be regulated once it is up and running in its new home. The movement was manufactured for easy regulation and written instructions will be sent with the clock to help the new owner to quickly get it properly adjusted. PLEASE NOTE: This is a 113 year old antique mechanical clock. It is not, nor has it ever been capable of keeping time with quartz accuracy. It will need care, weekly winding, and regulation along with periodic mechanical maintenance.
If you don't have any prior experience with antique mechanical clocks, you may need some local help to get it set up and running properly. If you are mechanically inclined, you should be fine IF you follow the directions which will be supplied to the new owner. We hope to find a good home for this clock. If you are looking for a modern quiet, battery powered clock's convenience and quartz accuracy, this is not the clock for you.Authentic, original antique clocks require winding (this clock requires weekly re-winding), care, periodic adjustments and maintenance to keep operating at their best. If you have any questions, or would like additional photos, do not hesitate to ask. We will answer all questions regarding this clock to the best of our knowledge. Please read the description carefully and look over the photos and watch the video below as all three constitute what we believe is a full and accurate listing for this clock. That should give you plenty of time to evaluate the clock's appearance and performance.
It's a very nice, solid clock. It runs extremely well and the strikes are very "large" and deep compared to the clock's size.The Half-Hour Cup Bell strikes with a crisp, clear tone. Thank you for your time & consideration! The item "Seth Thomas Adamantine Chandos Mantel Clock circa 1904 Completely Overhauled" is in sale since Saturday, April 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "quietstorm78" and is located in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
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