Eth Thomas Sonora 4 Bell Westminster Chimes Clock Chime Clock No 1 Special Model. 89M & 90 Mvmts Adamantine Case Running Circa 1915. Here is an opportunity to own a Seth Thomas Sonora Chime Clock #1 Special Model 4 Bell Clock that is in very nice condition. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself! Appears to be a Sonora Chime No.The clock dates to the mid 1910s period. Has a chime / strike lever that you access thru the face, besides the lever on the side to hold the strike hammers up from the bells. Clock dates to the 1915 period. There is nothing like the sound of a bell versus a rod strike/chime clock.
Once you have one, you will have a hard time every finding a rod or gong clock whose sound you like better. Few of these clocks were made. This clock was probably made in the early 1920's period. Not sure what model this is yet.You be the judge at to the clock's age and the model number before acquiring. Nice adamantine (an early composite material) case on this clock. No cracks, repairs or splits to the case. The finish to the case does show some minor finish wear from time.
See nothing on the inside of the case or the outside to show that it was ever refinished at any time. The middle top of the case is a little loose and needs some tightening attention. We have just wiped the clock case down, could still use some additional cleaning to the surface.
The four nickel plated metal legs are still in place as well. The 8 day brass clock and chime movements appear to be in good condition. All three wind springs feel sound when keyed. There is a pendulum bob with this clock, not the original/appropriate one.The chimes unit is a number 90. The time/strike unit is a number 89M. The brass plates of the time and chimes' units show some loss of finish from oiling and time over the years. Each of the bells, is about 2.75 in diameter, and all sound great when the clock strikes and chimes.
The hour strike bell is slightly larger. None of the bells have any cracks or other damage that would impede their sound. The clock was made to chime every 15 minutes and then chimes, and strikes the number of hours on the hour. The chimes unit is to the Westminster chime sound.
The brass plate is in place to lift the strike hammers when you wish to silence the clock. The nest of bells look good, other than needing a good cleaning, and are securely attached to the case.
The porcelain face of the clock looks good. Does show some minor discoloration. Says "Sonora Chimes" on the face. Beautiful gold colored trim ring around the face. The hands match and look appropriate to the clock.
The metal bezel and and the glass are in place over the face. The rear door of the clock is still in place as is the latch that holds it in place. Also has a nice paper label inside the back door that has a plastic covering over the paper to protect it. The pendulum bob is appropriate, not original to the clock.
The clock will come with a winding key. The clock stands 13.5" tall, by 15-1/8" across, by 7-3/16 wide. The porcelain clock face is 4-3/8 across. This was definitely a quality clock made around 100 years ago. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear.
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The item "Seth Thomas Sonora 4 Bell Westminster Chimes Clock Running 89M & 90 Mvmts" is in sale since Thursday, October 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "hallboys321" and is located in Wilmington, Delaware.
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