Here is an opportunity to own a Seth Thomas Beehive Case Chime Clock that is in nice condition. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
Nice Seth Thomas mantel clock. This is a 4 rod Chime Clock. The clock dates to the mid 1910s period.
This clock was probably made in the mid 1910's period. Not sure what model this is yet. You be the judge at to the clock's age and the model number before acquiring.
Nice mahogany case on this clock. No cracks, repairs or splits to the case. The finish to the case does show some finish wear from time. I see nothing on the inside of the case or the outside to show that it was ever refinished at any time.
The 8 day brass clock and chime movements appear to be in good condition. The three wind springs feel sound when keyed. The chimes unit does the Westminster Chimes and does strike the hours as expected. So, this clock is being sold in running, striking and chiming condition.
The appropriate pendulum bob is with the clock. The chimes unit is a number 119. The time/strike unit is a number 89AM. The brass plates of the time and chimes' units show some loss of finish from oiling and time over the years.
The clock is made to chime every 15 minutes and then chimes, and strikes the number of hours on the hour. The chimes unit is to the Westminster chime sound. Currently running striking, and chiming as expected. The brass plate and arm is in place to lift the strike hammers when you wish to silence the clock.
The face of the clock does show some moderate wear to the silver colored finish. Says "Sonora Chime" and "Made by Seth Thomas" in USA on the face. Appears to be made of tin and has black colored numbers. Beautiful gold colored trim ring around the face. The hands match and look appropriate to the clock. The wood door is in place, and the beveled glass is there as well. No cracks or blistering to the glass. The rear door of the clock is still in place as is the latch that holds it in place. Has some paper on the back door that we did not attempt to remove. The clock only comes with the 4 wood wafer feet in place.
The clock will come with a winding key. The clock stands 14-15/16" tall, by 10.25" across, by 8" wide (counting glass and back knob). The clock face is 5.5" across. This was definitely a quality clock made around 100 years ago.
As can be expected when dealing with an antique clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the clock on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Don't be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions! Don't dally in making a decision to buy as I do not expect this clock model to be available for very long. First time I have had one of these in my possession in about 7 years and we buy and sell a lot of clocks!
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