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    Posted 8 years ago

    LindaM
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    Seth Thomas art deco style wood mantle clock.
    Chime no 57 is on label on bottom. Also movement is 124.
    Approx width 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/4, rectangular. The picture is a bit misleading, it is quite big and heavy!

    We think it might be from the 1920s or 1930s but haven't seen any others like it online.

    I like that the face is square like a wristwatch!

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 8 years ago
      Hi. As you've already told us you have a Seth Thomas Chime No. 57 from circa 1936. Your clock should have a Seth Thomas No. 124 mechanical movement. They also offered this identical clock case with an electric movement. That clock was called the "Falsbury". Thanks for sharing.
    2. LindaM, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the info! Have you seen others like this?

      It would be quite a big case for electric movement.
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 8 years ago
      You're welcome Linda. No, I haven't seen either version of this clock in person before. Just to keep things interesting, Seth Thomas did also make a Chime No. 57 "Sonora" Westminster Mantel Clock. :) Here's a photo: http://p3.la-img.com/289/16218/5438818_1_m.jpg

      The old electrically powered movements weren't that small, especially chime movements which still used quite a few mechanical parts.

      If your mystery has been "solved" please indicate that in your listing. If you have any more questions, let us know.

      Regards
    4. LindaM, 8 years ago
      When I did a search for the "Falsbury" model, this curved-top clock came up:

      http://antiqueseththomasclocks.com/Seth-Thomas-0465.php

      What do you think?
    5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 8 years ago
      I think that Seth Thomas recycled "Falsbury" and "Chime No. 57" to include two other case models. You know that you have a mechanical Chime No. 57 which should have a Seth Thomas Chime Movement No. 124 (one of their workhorses...very widely used in their chime clock lines), it is definitely from circa 1936. Is your mystery solved?
    6. LindaM, 8 years ago
      Thanks Bruce99!
    7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 8 years ago
      You're welcome LindaM. This model may not be rare, but I don't think it's common either. Not sure. Bet it has wonderful acoustics in that large case. Thanks for sharing your chime clock. :)

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