Posted 8 years ago
My son was asked to dispose of this by a his best friends mother since it is so very heavy she couldn't lift it easily. She inherited it from her mother. He thought given its weight it could be worth saving. I am inclined to agree. I know nothing about clocks other than recognizing names such as Seth Thomas. I took the bottom off to see what was rattling about inside and to look for a label. It was the pendulum which to be honest, I just hung in the most obvious location. I can read S Thomas, Thomaston CT USA and there is another marking above that. The 'street' side is in good shape, in my opinion anyway. I am trying to decide if I should spend the cash and attempt to make it work as I have no idea if I put the pendulum in the right place and more to the point, it looks like the hammer thing has some corrosion. I inserted the key into all three of the face holes and met resistance so I did not proceed with trying to wind it. When I picked it up the pendulum swung it and ticked for a bit and even chimed and it sounded great. I also understand why this woman waited for my son to move it, it is quite heavy. How does one go about finding worthy clock repairer anyway?