Sadly Im not sure as to the maker -but Id love to know- though it may be French. Feel free to enlighten me. Im smart enough to know that I dont know and so Ive not tried to wind it. Measures 12¾ x 5 x 9. This terrific message just arrived and I thought I'd pass it along.
Hi, the clock is American, probably by Seth Thomas. The "SF" on the dial stands for Fast and Slow. There should be a small square inside the hole that a watch key will fit to regulate the speed. Underneath that there is a monogram which says EJS, this stands for E. Swigart who made replacement clock dials, there is probably the original dial underneath which must have got damaged at some point.
The strike (left hand hole) should be wound clockwise and the going train(right hand hole) should be wound anti-clockwise. The case is actually cast iron made in sections enameled to look like slate and then bolted together. And then I got this message. Sorry but that's a F Kroeber clock not Seth Thomas, not sure which model.Hello, the Kroeber model is the "Helvetia", found on page 180 of Tran Duy Ly's Kroeber Clocks book. The monogram on the dial paper is from E & J Swiggart, a company that made replacement clock dial papers so the dial paper is not original. Please note that most of the items I have for sale are used/vintage goods. You should expect some wear or minor imperfections. I try to describe as best I can but will miss things on occasion. The item "Vintage Seth Thomas F Kroeber Cast Iron Mantel Clock INV13344" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "scaldwel" and is located in Laurel, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.