Mantel Beautiful clock-Thomas Seth antique shelf clock adamantine with metal accents. Comes with the winding key. It winds up, runs, it strikes at half an hour and full hour.It needs servicing and adjustment however. It runs and strikes randomly once or a few times, definitely needs a "doctor". Dimensions: 16" wide, 11 3/4" tall and 6.5 deep. It is in a very good vintage cosmetic condition, examine all the photos, please, they are part of the description. From 1860 through 1870 clocks imported from Europe with decorative slate, onyx or marble cases became very popular among the purchasers in the United States. In 1882 Seth Thomas partnered with The Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York City and started using a new material called Adamantine which was a celluloid veneer in a wide variety of colors that simulate marble or alabaster. This new material made the clock appear like many of the more expensive clocks imported from Europe, but would sell at a price most families could afford. Adamantine veneer was developed by the Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York City, and was covered by U.
Patent number 232,037, dated September 7, 1880. Whatever you see in the pictures is included.
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