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Seth Thomas 30 Hour Ogee Clock ca. 1845

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Posted 8 years ago

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This clock was made about 1845, the fourth year that Seth Thomas made brass movement ogee clocks. It has the unusual feature of a brass nameplate on the dial.


* Ogee case, non-original lower glass, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses held with wood strips. Height 26?, width 15 11/16?, depth 4 5/16?;
* Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks;
* Early features of dial: tapered numerals 3, 4 and 8, small winding holes (8.2 mm);
* Label: printed by Elihu Geer, Hartford, Connecticut, no address given. This dates it to 1842 – 1845;
* Movement: type 1.241, early.

The lower glass tablet in the door is a reproduction of an original and is painted on old glass.


  1. Cris, 7 years ago
    It is beautiful. I have a clock much like this on and would like to replace the worn lower glass tablet with a reproduction of an original as you mentioned. Where can I purchase the tablet and what is the cost? Thank you, Cris
  2. bigben bigben, 7 years ago
    Hi Chris,

    Please e-mail me privately, and I'll give you the name of the man who painted this one for me. You can get my e-mail address from my web site:


  3. James Whitehill, 7 years ago
    I have a seth thomas clock I belive a Newark City series Made Around 1890-1900 and I was currious if you know where I will locate the Maker marks or the date stamp thanks James (909)659-2113
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
    Very nice Ogee... Great label! I love old American clocks and the Ogee is one of my favorites. Neat to think this was ticking away somewhere all thru the Civil War...
  5. josette_16, 6 years ago
    Why is everyone NOT MENTIONING the FRET (definite grove carved on face of clock) with movingbackground? Can it be true, none of you know of any other Seth Thomas Clock with a REAL LIVE FRET! Pls. address this issue with a "yea" or "nay". I am beginning to feel aa if I am in the "Twilight Zone" all by myself.
  6. Tennessee, 2 years ago
    That's a great looking Seth Thomas! Thanks for sharing.

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