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    Posted 5 years ago

    Brooke007
    (2 items)

    My dad was getting rid of "stuff he just has to dust" and gave me this clock. I have a key that goes with it that is double-ended. Inside on the brass it says A200-006 and also the number 4707. On the paper information on the bottom it is stamped 4708. It says it is an 8 day spring wound hour and half hour striking clock, but I can't seem to find another picture that is like this one. Can anyone tell me anything about this clock? I love it and am interested in the backstory. Thank you!

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    Comments

    1. ekim ekim, 5 years ago
      Brooke007,
      WOW! That is a very nice clock.
      ekim
    2. Brooke007, 5 years ago
      Thank you, ekim. I hope to find out more about it! And thank you for your service!
      Brooke007
    3. ekim ekim, 5 years ago
      Bruce99,
      Can you help this young man? I think he would like your help...
      ekim.
    4. ekim ekim, 5 years ago
      After reading my post I should have said young man or woman and he or she, Because I do not know if Brooker007 is male or female...
      ekim.
    5. ekim ekim, 5 years ago
      Brooke007 not Brooker007 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!well..
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      There is a great book on seth thomas clocks, check with your library maybe.
    7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      This clock was made post 1930 when Seth Thomas was acquired from the Thomas Family and operated under a holding company named General Time Instruments Corp. I'm not sure but I think that the clock was manufactured in 1947. The reason I'm thinking your clock is from 1947 are the numbers 4707 and 4708. Seth Thomas often used date codes using that pattern. In their earlier years, the month was designated by a letter. A=January, B=February, etc. Yours doesn't show that convention, but I'm thinking July, August. Again, I'm not positive about that.

      Seth Thomas was still making their own movements but this particular one, one of the A-200 series was designed to be less expensive to manufacture. It's a good quality movement. It replaced their No. 89 Workhorse which was a very successful, accurate, robust Time and Strike movement the Company used in a wide variety of their earlier clocks. In general, your clock's case is called a "Tambour". The model name is the Staunton 1W which according to my references is from circa 1941, so it could have still be offered in '47. They also offered an electric version called the Staunton 1E. They original listed for $16.50 which was quite a bit of money back then...about $270 in 2015


      Here are a couple of links that you may find helpful:

      http://clockinfo.com/posts/4959
      http://clockinfo.com/posts/2972
      https://clockhistory.com/sethThomas/company/

      Hope that solves your mystery. If so, please indicate mystery solved in your listing.

      Welcome to Collectors Weekly, and thanks for sharing your heirloom.
    8. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      Still there Brooke? Have any other questions?
    9. Brooke007, 5 years ago
      Bruce99, PhilDMorris and ekim - thank you all so much for the information!! I love learning the history of pieces and this was extremely informative. I really appreciate all your help,
      Brooke007
    10. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      You're very welcome Brooke. That's a nice clock your Dad gave to you. Bet it sounds great too. Happy we were able to help a little.

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