Posted 5 years ago
On a recent visit, my husband was given this clock by a great-aunt of mine. She had received the clock from an old neighbor who worked on clocks as a parting gift when he moved in 1949. My intent is to find out the history of this clock and when it was made.
As you can see, the clock is black and has brass designs on it. The face is solid brass with the S on the left of the 12 and F on the right of the 12. It has a stamp on the back, left side which prints ??81 D. I can't make out the rest of it. I know D stand for April and it's date is backwards, making it 1800s, however I'd like to know if it pre-dates or post dates Seth Thomas's death. I don't want to sell it I'm just curious. The back plate is stamped with a calligraphy S & T overlapping each other. The faded label says September ..."".. 1880. I have found it to be similar (probably identical) to the label which states "Seth Thomas Clock, Co". I know the company name was given sometime before Seth's death so his son's could manage it.
This Mantel Clock measures 11.25" from bottom of legs to top of arch. 10.75" from left to right (across the face) and from it's widest depth, 5.25" deep.
Most of the clocks I've seen online will have similar features but I haven't been able to find one like this, without pillars! I'm sure the company made hundreds if not thousands of them...perhaps this is a less expensive model and most families threw them away? Ha Ha. We love it, and are excited to learn it's from the Seth Thomas collection. Additional facts would be very much appreciated. Thank you!