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Posted 3 years ago

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aycockonxion
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This is a beautiful condition, perfectly working vintage Seth Thomas mantle clock. I could only find one other example of this particular style, but I haven't been able to figure out it's age or much else. Seems like most of these mantle clocks are the bell design style, unlike this one.

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  1. Bruce, 3 years ago
    Hi,

    This looks like a Seth Thomas Chime Clock named the "Southbury" ca 1941. Seth Thomas made this model with a movement powered by three mainsprings (2W) and with an electric motor (2E) which is what you have. In my experience, the 2E is harder to find since the electric motor had enough torque to do a great deal of damage to the movement if it wasn't given regular maintenance. The electric motors also generated heat which tended to cause oil to evaporate/dry out. The mainspring driven movement would simply stop running if maintenance became long overdue which saved them from being run into the ground. The case style is called "Art Deco" and I think it has very nice acoustics. To have one in good working order is pretty neat. Don't neglect to have give it periodic maintenance. Just like any mechanical device with a lot of moving parts it needs to be cleaned and oiled regularly if you're going to keep it running.

    Regards
  2. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 3 years ago
    Thank you scandinavian_pieces!
  3. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 3 years ago
    Bruce, thank you for the information. I will find a local clock expert to perform the proper maintenance, etc. in order to keep it in good running order. Thanks for your nice comments!
  4. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 3 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker!
  5. Bruce, 3 years ago
    Hi aycockonxion,
    You're welcome! Actually, I misidentified your model. There are several of the Seth Thomas Art Deco chime clocks which look very similar but the hands on your clock (if they are original) help identify it as a Seth Thomas "Falsbury 2E" circa 1939. According to Tran Duy Ly, this model should measure 9 1/4" in height, 13 1/2" in width and 5 1/2" in depth. The dial should measure 5 3/8".
    Sorry for the confusion but if those measurements match your clock, I'm pretty certain that you have the Falsbury 2E.
  6. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 3 years ago
    Thank you, Bruce. That is exactly what it is. I appreciate your information!
  7. Bruce, 3 years ago
    You're very welcome.
  8. ohpete, 3 years ago
    Now you know there are at least two of these clocks since I have one in time strike and another with a chime movement.

    The bushings from the electric motor to the gear trains get BADLY worn because they have to deal with the torque of the motor. Also the fiber wheel can get chewed up too. Keep up on maintenance since parts arent available. -Pete
  9. tom61375 tom61375, 10 months ago
    BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE IT!!

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