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Posted 5 years ago

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timeless5
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Bought this one years ago, the woman was moving and didn't want to take it with her. Dial says Plymouth made in USA nice chimes

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
    Plymouth Clocks division of the Seth Thomas Co. You have a "Style 5637" circa 1938. Described as having a polished walnut case, 5 3/8" silvered dial with open center. Polished sash. 8-day cushion mounted spring pendulum movement, rack and snail (vast improvement over count-wheel mechanisms) Hour and half-hour chord strike on double rods. 8 5/8" height, 12 3/4" width, 3 3/4" depth or thickness. Does that sound like your clock? :)
  2. timeless5 timeless5, 5 years ago
    yes but wow what r u ? I just collect them and play around with but not to your degree. I am impressed!! Go to bed I'll talk to you tomorrow. Nite.......Misty
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the compliment Misty! :) I'm just a clock collector like you. I like to say that I have too much time on my hands and a lot of good reference materials right at my fingertips. If I don't know it, I usually don't have to do much digging if it's in my area of interest. We love Tall Case clocks and American manufacturers generally in their golden period between 1875 through about 1950...we prefer the tick-tock sound of mechanicals with their genuine strike and chime mechanisms. A really good thing about C.W. is that it expands your horizons. Folks share photos of and information on some really great items here. It's a virtual museum.
  4. motoxdude, 12 months ago
    Great clocks and yours uses the 4000 series movement which replaced the costlier Seth Thomas 89 around the mid to late 1930's. If you plan on using this clock for the long-term be sure to have it cleaned and lubricated ever 5-6 years as they had mainsprings that were quite strong and caused a lot of wear in the bushings. Keeping them clean and oiled will make the last a lot longer without requiring new bushings. Another "trick" was to remove the mainsprings and replace them with slightly less powerful ones. The clocks generally ran fine like this and the weaker springs were still able to power the clocks adequately. But again note that when the clocks became dirty over time, the friction would often cause them to stop a bit sooner with the weaker springs. But in reality that was a blessing, as it signaled a cleaning/oiling being required, thus effectively extending the life of the clock by lessening the wear!

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