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    Posted 5 years ago

    bstubbs
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    I need some help identifying this particular Seth Thomas clock. Can't find anything regarding the pre-patent statement or the hourglass shaped minute timer that works perfectly on the face. The time bleeds from one end of the hourglass to the next every 60 seconds. Not an alarm clock and seems to be in a walnut case (?) with brass feet and trim. The hands are very cool and this is a small case but heavy. I just bought it from a thrift store, plugged it in, and it works perfectly - extremely quiet. Any direction or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      Hi bstubbs. The name of your Seth Thomas is "Hour Glass" from circa 1931. I've never seen one before. I don't think they are very common. If that solves you mystery, please indication "Mystery Solved" in your listing. Thanks for sharing.
    2. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 5 years ago
      Nice clock, bstubbs! Created by none other than acclaimed industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss. Patent issued on Sept. 13, 1932....
      https://www.google.com/patents/US1877732?dq=seth+thomas+clock&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirquyb97LNAhUL42MKHczuDa4Q6wEIHzAA
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      I was wondering how that display works. Thanks Chadakoin. I would say a couple of mysteries have been solved! :)
    4. bstubbs, 5 years ago
      You guys are supersonic! Thanks for the quick and spot on information. Should I hold on to this clock or see if there is a specific collector interested? Should I get this one insured!? That is the running joke in my family at my expense...literally : )
    5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      I don't know what to tell you regarding current market value is concerned since I can't find any other examples which might have sold at auction. As a general rule, I think that mechanical clocks are in greater demand that electric although Art Deco period electric clocks have a fair number of collectors. If you are a collector, I would just enjoy it. Thanks again for sharing it with us.

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