SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE MANTEL CLOCK, UNLISTED NO. 2 WITH FULLY RESTORED 89C MOVEMENT. This clock features the patented Seth Thomas Adamantine finish.
This is a celluloid finish that in the catalogs is described this way; "the finish is very durable and cannot be scratched or dented by any ordinary usage". The clock has a fully and properly restored model 89 C movement, one of the many models of 89 movements that were the workhorses of the Seth Thomas line for over 60 years. 2 is shown in Ly's Seth Thomas book on page 477 as item 1582. This clock strikes the hour on a coil gong and the half-hour on a brass bell.
This makes it easy, without seeing the clock, to know if it is striking the half-hour or the hour. The finish is in good condition as are the metal trim pieces and the dial. The clock has six columns, which adds to the value and rarity of the clock.There is one slight flaw in the top, I have provided a picture of that. I ask you to please examine the high-resolution pictures carefully as they provide much of the description for this fine timepiece. Case dimensions are 18 inches wide, 13 inches high and 6.5 inches deep. Clock comes complete with the original pendulum and a proper fitting winding key.
ABOUT THE MEANING OF ADAMANTINE. Adamantine means unbreakable, sturdy or hard wearing. The Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York developed and patented this early form of plastic in 1880, and Seth Thomas soon after acquired the rights to the material. Celluloid was the first thermoplastic and was made by combining nitrocellulose with camphor. It can take on many colors with the addition of dyes and other agents.
Molding and shaping are easily accomplished, so it could imitate more expensive materials such as stone or ivory. Many people use the word incorrectly, only Seth Thomas had the right to use this material on their clock cases. WHAT MAKES A CLOCK A GOOD VALUE?
The rules of economics are fairly straightforward. Simply put, it is almost impossible to spend a little and get a lot.Antique and vintage clocks follow these rules as well. I have tried through the photos to show the basic steps that I do in restoring these wonderful machines to their original state. My goal is to provide you with a quality time piece that will provide enjoyment and be a source of pride in your home for years to come. Equally important to me is to provide you with a clock that I believe will retain its value over the years.
That is what I think constitutes real value in antique and vintage clocks. MY PHILOSOPHY ON CLOCKS AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS. The only way to properly repair a movement is to completely disassemble, clean and inspect all parts, and make the needed repairs by proper horoligical methods.This includes the rebushing of all worn holes and the polishing of any rough pivots. The movements are then reassembled, lubricated with a high-quality clock oil and test run for 8 days.
This is a very time intensive process but is the only correct way to properly recondition a clock movement. You should expect a movement repaired in this manner to run for ten years trouble-free. I have been doing clock repair for over 40 years.I apprenticed under an Oregon State licensed repairman and have been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1981. I do not make a living doing this; it has become a passion of mine. Once they are made like new mechanically, I put them up for sale in the hopes of paying for. My materials and upgrading my personal collection. My hope is also to provide you with an heirloom to cherish for years to come. Buyers need to understand that the clocks I sell are between 80 and 140 years old. While the movements are fully serviced, all of my clocks show some scars from these decades of use.
I try to describe these marks as best I can and mention them in my listing text. Read my feedback and you can see that I live by these words.But this is an item of substantial value so it will be sent out fully insured and with signature confirmation. In addition, specific instructions on how to properly operate the clock and reset the strike are provided as well as how to handle Daylight Savings time. Clock arrived with great packing. Honest, great communication, a professional in all respects.
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