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Clocks2476 of 3769Gilbert mantle clock...more info to come!Beautiful little American rim-wind clock.
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    Posted 9 years ago

    mikesbikes
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    22 1/2 inches tall 6 inch face on the back there is instructions for the EIGHT (TORN ) HALF HOUR STRIKE ........ on tops looks like 0091a in stamp. there is a note on back saying it was a wedding gift in 1901 . then pased down to 3 other people ( my fathers in laws family )...it works great . was hopeing to find out the maker ........

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      It's a Seth Thomas Wood Cased clock commonly referred to as the Gingerbread or Kitchen Clock. I'll see if I have any more information on it.
    2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      You have a Seth Thomas Wood Mantel Clock from their "College Series". Your model is called the "College Yale" from around circa 1900. It has an 8-day Hour/Half-hour strike on a wire bell. They came in Walnut or "Old Oak", both with and without alarm. 6-inch dial. Height 23 inches The Strike, alarm movement that you have originally retailed for $4.00 which would have been about the equivalent of $110 in 2012. That's about what they are currently selling for at auction give or take $25. Your clock looks to be in good shape with the original glass pattern and pendulum. Some loss to the paper dial, but not too bad and certainly commensurate with the clock's age. Very nice example. Well cared for. Wind it gently, keep it out of direct sunlight, protect the finish with a good quality furniture paste wax every year or two (stay away from the paper dial). Some folks like to use lemon oil and beeswax. It's easier to apply and doesn't build up as readily. Also bear in mind that if you're going to run it, like any mechanical device with moving parts, it will need to be serviced from time to time. Hope that solves your "Mystery". If so, please indicate "Mystery Solved" on your listing. If not, please let us know what other questions you may have.
      Regards
    3. mikesbikes mikesbikes, 9 years ago
      thank you so much , it was quite exciting to hear it is called a college yale. as my in laws happen to be yales. thank you very much for taking the time to educate us on this great clock .....mike
    4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      You're welcome Mike. It's a very nice heirloom with a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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