Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Sonora Chime Clock. This awesome-looking clock was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Co. USA in the early 1900's. This particular clock is known as the Sonora chime model, which is highly sought after by dealers and collectors alike.
The stylish Adamantine case houses not one, but two full size movementsone regular Seth Thomas #89 time and strike movement plus a second large slave movement that plays the Westminster chime notes on a nest of 4 bronze bells. In case you are not familiar with Westminster chimes, these are the ones that play a tune every 15 minutes; 4 notes on the quarter hour; 8 notes on the ½ hour; 12 notes at the ¾ hour; and then the full 16 note tune on the hour, followed by the hour toll, i.
1 toll at 1:00, 2 tolls at 2:00, etc. The clock case structure is in good condition.
The "Adamantine" finish, which is a patented laminate finish originating in the late 1800's, is also in pretty good shape for its age, but there are age cracks in the Adamantine around the dial area. They're a little hard to see unless you shine a light on it from the side, and they do give it a nice aged look. You should also expect to see a little shrinkage at the corners and edges, some cracking here and there, and some touch ups, as well as minor denting and scuffs, which is the nature of the Adamantine finish. The case measures 15" high x 13 ½" wide x 7 ¾ deep. This is a nice clock model that is sure to enhance any collection.It comes complete with a key and original pendulum (painted black). This helps insure that the new owner will have a satifying experience. Be very sure to save all packaging material if there is a problem. All sales are final, (with the exception noted below). It is nearly impossible to find one in "mint" condition. If a clock has damage from misuse, it will be noted. If a clock is running properly when it arrives... Thats about the best we can do.
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