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    Posted 7 years ago

    LoriKay
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    Hi,
    I have a Seth Thomas Adamantine mantle clock. It has no date stamp on the bottom, back or anywhere. The label is missing, just a tiny piece of it remaining. I'm curious about the model and manufacture date. The figurines on each side appear to be rare, I've only seen these on one other clock online. My grandfather gave me the clock many years ago and it was from my great uncle's antique shop. This is the only history I have on the clock.

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 7 years ago
      I've never come across this model before. The column/figurines were used on a model called the Durban. See: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/29426-seth-thomas-mantel-clock The Durban is from circa 1904, so my guess is that your is from that period of time also. I find it interesting that the metal finish of the columns don't match. The side lions also appear to have a different finish. This difference may be only in the photos/lighting or it have been "acquired" after the clock was manufactured. Perhaps it is all original...one never knows. It's a nice antique clock. Thanks for sharing it. Sorry I couldn't find more definitive info for you. Maybe another collector here has seen this one before so stay tuned. :)

    2. LoriKay, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much for the quick response. I really appreciate the information. The columns are a type of hollow material. The lighting in the picture is off, but the metal finish on the columns appears to be the same type of finish in person. The metal is tarnished, tried cleaning it up a bit but I don't want to ruin anything. The figurines are definitely a different type of metal -looks like copper but it there was no patina, maybe that only happens when copper is outside. I re-attached the pendulum which was lying in the bottom of the inside of the clock. It appears to be some type of stone. Now when I wind up the clock the hands spin around quite fast and it gongs about every 5 minutes. Do you know how to slow it down or does this require a more intricate repair ? I appreciate any assistance. I love the clock and would like to get it back to working condition.
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 7 years ago
      If the gears/hands are spinning/moving that fast it sounds like the escapement is either damaged or is *way* out of adjustment. My advice would be not to run the clock until it has been looked at by someone who repairs antique clocks like this. If you allow it to run in this condition you could be doing damage to the clock. Good luck with it.
    4. LoriKay, 7 years ago
      I will bring it to a professional for repair. I hope someone can identify the model and year. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Greatly appreciated !
    5. Cbb, 5 years ago
      LoriKay, did you ever find out anything about your clock? My mom
      Had the same one and we are trying to find out anything we can. Thanks.
    6. Weslycan, 3 years ago
      I have the identical clock with no label and no markings

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