Antique Seth Thomas Red Adamantine 8 Day Mantle Clock Early 1900's RUNS! Here is a very nice condition "Adamantine" finish 8 day time and strike mantle clock made by the Seth Thomas Clock Co.
In Thomaston, Connecticut during the very early 1900's. This clock is in a red woodgrain style Adamantine finish which may have been designed to simulate rosewood. The brass bezel and dial assembly is in remarkable shape for its age.
The dial is the old celluloid style and still in very nice shape for over a hundred years old. It would be hard to find one nicer.
This clock features the original signed Seth Thomas movement, which is in good running condition, keeping time and striking properly, counting the hour, i. 1 gong at 1:00, 2 gongs at 2:00, etc. And announcing the half hour with a single toll.It is a quality movement that, if properly maintained, should last many lifetimes. The "Adamantine" finish, which is a patented laminate finish from the late 1800's, is also about as nice as they come.
You may notice a little shrinkage at the corners and edges, and some cracking here and there, minor touch-ups, as well as minor dings, dents and scuffs, which is the nature of the Adamantine finish. It is a thin laminate over soft wood, similar to our plastic, and so shrinks, cracks and dents fairly easily with just normal use over time, but as seen in the pictures, this clock shows very well. It is complete with a key and the origianl'boy on a fence' pendulum and is ready to place up on the mantle and enjoy.The measurements are 13" wide x 11 ½" high x 6 deep. This helps ensure that the new owner will have a satisfying 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.
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