Antique 1905 Seth Thomas Open Column Adamantine SUCILE Vintage Mantle Clock 4½
I bought it at an estate sale and I don’t know much about clocks but I’ll tell you what I do know. It does wind when I turn it (in other words, the key is the right size). When I push the pendulum, it works just a little and then slows down and stops. One time it actually ran for 10 minutes but then stopped. The pendulum looks great. On the clockwork lower right is the number “4½” which I’ve read is the pendulum length. On the clockwork is also “Made in USAmerica” and the Seth Thomas Logo. Now, on the bottom of the clock base is the word “SUCILE”. Also, there is a number “5091F” (not easy to see on the photo but very easy to read in person). It is my understanding that the “F” stands for the 6th month of the year (June) and that you read the numbers backward to get the date of manufacture (1905). The condition of the clock is excellent. The paper label on the backside is mostly worn off. You will find some 100 year old dust in the cracks but the only “flaw” I found (other than it not running) is that there is a small 1/4 tear in the brass round back door right where one pin hooks the door to the hinge – however it still opens and closes normally and the latch works. The legs are all solid. The “columns” are some kind of celluloid but give the look of marble and there are no cracks in them. The wood is beautiful and no scratches that I noticed. The front glass is good as is the face door but the actual face clock has some wear in it. The gong has a nice “cathedral gong” sound and when I hand turn it, it does gong 11 times at 11:00 etc. Plan on taking it to a clock repair shop unless you know a bit about clocks yourself. Obviously it must be packaged very carefully with lots of padding and I will do that knowing boxes get tossed around in transport. It will be well packaged. The item “Antique 1905 Seth Thomas Open Column Adamantine SUCILE Vintage Mantle Clock 4½” is in sale since Friday, May 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel”. The seller is “floodgatesofheaven” and is located in Gainesville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Seth Thomas
- Clock Type: Mantle Clock