Antique Seth Thomas Office No. 5 Wall Clock c. 1900
A meticulously restored and highly original c. 1900 Seth Thomas Office No. 5 wall clock in excellent working order. Of all the numerous models of antique Seth Thomas mechanical clocks produced, this model is among the rarest, especially in such a finely restored condition. The original movement with its tell-tale lantern pinions was cleaned and lubricated, and keeps excellent time to within 1 minute per week (guaranteed). The piece can be reasonably dated to c. 1900 based on the presence of the lantern pinions, the large “Manufactured in The United States of America” declaration across the bottom of the dial, and the location of the winding arbor to the left of the drive shaft. The roman numeral dial is completely original, and in very good condition. I considered having the dial restored, but opted to keep it in its original condition to enhance the piece’s authenticity. The cabinet restoration process for this piece of Americana started with a complete removal of its degraded shellac finish (which had protected its all-original wood components for the past 120 years), over-staining the underlying wood to enhance the beauty of its natural woodgrain, and finishing with three coats of shellac in keeping with period finishing techniques. Most of the original steel wood screws have been replaced with slotted solid brass equivalents in keeping with period construction techniques. While these upgraded brass screws were longer than the original steel screws to ensure components were properly secured, screw sizes were strictly maintained in keeping with period hardware configurations. The original brass hinges and door lock were completely cleaned, polished, and lubricated to ensure decades of trouble-free service. The clock was missing its pendulum when I received it, so it was replaced with a correct weight and size reproduction bob. The clock hangar and crank key are both period originals. Most antique Seth Thomas clocks you’ll find listed on the web are junk-tiques in varying degrees of disrepair, degradation, or reproduction, being peddled by sellers plying the usual deceptive imaging and descriptive techniques to misrepresent their offerings. Despite this adverse retail landscape, here is a chance to own a genuine/authentic horological gem. The clock’s approximate dimensions are 22.5″ x 18.5″ x 5. I unconditionally guarantee the quality and authenticity of this piece. In keeping with this guarantee, I’m providing a generous 60 day unconditional return window. The item “Antique Seth Thomas Office No. 5 Wall Clock c. 1900″ is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Wall”. The seller is “captainfantastic-007″ and is located in Apex, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Modification Description: Refurbished…
- Brand: Seth Thomas
- Time Period Manufactured: Antique (Pre-1930)