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Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914


Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914

Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914
SETH THOMAS SONORA CHIME CLOCK NO 2000 – 1914 GRAND. FULL SIZE CATHEDRAL DORIC CABINET DEEP TONED 8 BELL SONORA. IMPORTANT WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME. PART OF MY DNA IS THE LONG TERM AND CONTINUING PASSION FOR THE PROPER RESTORATION OF SELECTED ANTIQUE CLOCKS, PRIMARILY SETH THOMAS AND HERSCHEDE. EACH RESTORATION IS ACCOMPLISHED VIA BEST METHODS AND PRACTICES, ACQUIRED THROUGH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND TECHNIQUES ACQUIRED. THE CLOCKS THAT I SELECT FOR RESTORATION AND SUBSEQUENT RESALE REPRESENT SPECIFICALLY SELECTED MODELS, WHICH ARE BEST CANDIDATES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, WHO DESIRES TO OWN AN HIERLOOM ANTIQUE CLOCK, AS WELL AS TO ENJOY A TASTE OF ANTIQUE CLOCK AMERICANA. SINCERELY PRESENTED, STEVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SOUND FILE LINKS ARE ATTACHED AT THE TOP OF THIS LISTING TO ASSIST YOU IN REVIEWING THE. 8-DEEP-TONED-BELLS SONORA CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 2000 1914. PLEASE VISIT MY STORE. SETH THOMAS RESTORED ANTIQUE CLOCKS. AND TAKE A LOOK AT ADDITIONAL. RESTORED SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE CLOCK LISTINGS. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LISTING. FOR YOUR PERSONAL COLLECTION. AS A GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL. OR FOR ONES OWN USE AND ENJOYMENT. IS AN ABSOLUTELY GRAND SETH THOMAS SONORA WESTMINSTER CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 2000 1914. FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION. THIS ONE IS EQUISITE, AND ALL ASPECTS OF THIS MAGNIFICANT 8 BELL SONORA, INCLUDING BOTH CLOCK MOVEMENTS. HAVE BEEN FULLY RESTORED. ONE CAN LOOK A LONG, LONG TIME, BUT WILL NOT FIND A FULLY RESTORED SONORA CHIME CLOCK NO. 2000 LIKE THIS ONE!!! THIS IS THE MOST HIGHLY PRIZED OF THE SETH THOMAS LARGE ELEGANT CABINET DEEP TONED BELL SONORA CHIME CLOCKS OF THE EARLY 1900S – WITH A NEST OF EIGHT SUBERB 3¼ INCH DEEP TONED BELLS, A LARGE ACOUSTIC CHIME BELLS NEST, AND A HUGE SOUND CHAMBER. ONE OF THE LARGEST SOUND CHAMBERS OF ANY CABINET CATHEDRAL SETH SONORA. THE WHITTINGTON AND THE WESTMINSTER CHIMES ARE RICH AND RESONANT OTHER NON-SETH BELL CHIME ANTIQUE CLOCKS SIMPLY CANNOT COMPARE WITH THE GLORIOUS SOUND FROM THIS CHIME 2000 SONORA. THE NEW OWNER WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO PLACE THE SETH 2000 IN A VERY SPECIAL LOCATION IN THE HOME. THE SONORA 2000 – 1914 IS A DELIGHT TO VIEW, WITH A MELLOW SATIN DULL RUBBED RIBBON MAHOGANY PATINA AND A MAGNIFICANT, ELEGANT CABINET DESIGN. THE RICH AND TASTEFUL CABINET APPOINTMENTS INCLUDE FLUTED SIDE COLUMNS, A FULL COMPOUND MOULDING 180 DEGREE BONNET OVER THE DIAL AND DOOR, CABINET SIDE TRIM AND SIDE PANELS, RAISED PEDIMENT BASE, FRONT CABINET DOOR AND HEAVY BEVELED FRONT GLASS. THE PIERCED GOLD DIAL PLATE HAS 2 UPPER SUBSIDIARY DIALS AND A 6 INCH SILVERED DIAL RING, AND IS A TRULY DRAMATIC PRESENCE. THE ORIGINAL SHELLAC ON THE RIBBON MAHOGANY FINISH WAS RETAINED AND AMALGAMATED WITH FRESH AMBER SHELLAC – THE ENTIRE CABINET WAS PROFESSIONALLY CONDITIONED WITH MY SPECIAL PROCESS, IN ORDER TO BRING FORTH THE RICHNESS OF THE ORIGINAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HIGHEST GRADE RIBBON MAHOGANY TIME CONSUMING, YES BUT JUST LOOK AT THE BEAUTY OF THIS EIGHTEEN AND ONE-HALF INCH HIGH SONORA NO. 2000 DORIC CATHEDRAL STYLE CABINET! THIS EIGHT BELL SONORA CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 2000 IN NEAR-PERFECT CONDITION IS A MOST SOUGHT AFTER SETH THOMAS SONORA BY COLLECTORS AND SONORA ENTHUSIASTS. FINDING ONE THAT IS, OR CAN BE, COMPLETELY RESTORED IS PLAIN DIFFICULT BECAUSE MOST ARE ALREADY PART OF PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. A NOTE ON DEEP TONED BELLS. SETH THOMAS SONORAS WERE OUTFITTED WITH THREE SIZES OF SONORA BELLS: SMALL BELLS, MEDIUM 2 7/8 INCH DIAMETER RESONATED BELLS, AND LARGE 3 1/4 INCH DIAMETER DEEP TONED BELLS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: THE SONORA 55 AND 255 ARE EQUIPPED WITH SMALL BELLS; THE SONORA 61, 261, 64 AND 264 WERE OUTFITTED WITH MEDIUM 2 7/8 INCH RESONATED BELLS; THE SONORA 2000, AND SEVERAL OTHER OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE SONORAS, WERE FITTED WITH THE LARGE 3 1/4 INCH DEEP TONED BELLS. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE PURE LISTENING PRESENCE GIVEN BY THE SONORA 2000 WITH THE DEEP TONED NEST OF BELLS. BY ALL MEANS TAKE A LISTEN AND HEAR FOR YOURSELF. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE DETAILS, BY ALL MEANS CONTACT ME. THE SONORA CHIME CLOCK NO. 2000 1914 IS LISTED IN NOTED AUTHORITY TRAN DUY LYS VOLUME 1, 3D EDITION PAGE 160. 1914 WAS THE DATE OF FIRST APPEARANCE IN THE SETH THOMAS CATALOGS. EVERY ASPECT OF THE SONORA 2000 HAS BEEN RESTORED TO ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS, INCLUDING THE NEST OF EIGHT DEEP TONED SONORA BELLS. AND YOU CAN BE ASSURED OF THE QUALITY, BECAUSE MY PERSONAL OBJECTIVE, AS ALWAYS, IS TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS. ANYONE WHO DESIRES SHOULD FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS DETAILS OF THE SONORA 2000, AS WELL AS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE VARIOUS SONORAS IN GENERAL. PLEASE STUDY THE SUPERSIZE HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS TO REVIEW ALL ASPECTS OF THE SONORA CHIME 2000. THE WINDING HOLE NEAR THE 8 IS FOR THE HOUR COUNT CHIME; THE ONE NEAR THE 4 IS FOR THE TIME TRAIN. BOTH THE HOUR COUNT AND TIME TRAIN ARE HANDLED BY THE NO. ANOTHER HOLE AT THE 3 IS FOR WINDING THE QUARTER-HOUR WESTMINSTER AND WHITTINGTON CHIMES, HANDLED BY THE NO. A SMALLER HOLE BELOW THE HAND SHAFT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DIAL IS FOR ACCESSING THE SLOW-FAST TIME ADJUSTMENT. A SLIDE LEVER ON THE SIDE OF THE CASE IS FOR CHIME-SILENT OPERATION. WHEN OPERATED, THE QUARTER HOUR CHIMES WILL BE SILENCED. THE TOP LEFT SUBSIDIARY DIAL WILL SILENCE THE HOUR STRIKE IF DESIRED. THE TOP RIGHT SUBSIDIARY PROVIDES FOR SELECTION BETWEEN WHITTINGTON AND WESTMINSTER CHIMES. THE DIAL IS LARGE AND CAN BE VIEWED WITH EASE IN A LARGE ROOM OR VENUE. THE 89X MOVEMENT HANDLES THE TIME AND HOUR STRIKE FUNCTIONS AND THE 104E MOVEMENT HANDLES THE QUARTER HOUR FUNCTIONS. EACH QUARTER HOUR SEQUENCE IS SOUNDED ON THE DEEP TONED BELLS WITH RICH HARMONICS, TIMBRE AND LINGERING DECAY WHEN STRUCK. THE WHITTINGTON MELODY SEQUENCES ARE SOUNDED OUT USING ALL EIGHT SONORA BELLS, AND THE WESTMINSTER SEQUENCE IS SOUNDED OF FOUR OF THE BELLS. THE HOUR COUNT ON BOTH WHITTINGTON AND WESTMINSTER IS SOUNDED AS A FULL BODIED MUSICAL NOTE ON DEEP TONED BELL NUMBER 8. PLEASE MAKE IT A POINT TO LISTEN AND CAREFULLY REVIEW THE ATTACHED SOUND FILES IN ORDER TO FULLY APPRECIATE WHAT OWNERS IN THE 1914 TIME FRAME APPRECIATED WITH THEIR NEW AND, AT THE TIME, VERY EXPENSIVE 8 BELL DEEP TONED BELL SONORA 2000 CLOCKS. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE ORIGINALLY ISSUED BRASS COVERED PENDULUM BOB AND A CORRECT BRASS DOUBLE ENDED KEY. A CLOSE-UP VIEWS ARE SHOWN IN PHOTO 2. RESTORATION AND TECHNICAL DETAILS. PLEASE OBSERVE THAT NEARLY HALF OF MY LISTING PORTFOLIO CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE MECHANICAL ASPECTS AND MOVEMENT RESTORATIONS. YOU DESERVE, AND SHOULD EXPECT, A RESTORED ANTIQUE SETH OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND RELIABILITY. I STRIVE TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS RATHER THAN SIMPLY SELL YOU AN ANTIQUE CLOCK. THE RESTORATION PROCESS INCLUDED COMPLETE DISASSEMBLY AND INSPECTION OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE CLOCK. THE SONORA CHIME BELLS AND CHIME BLOCK ASSEMBLY WERE CAREFULLY DISASSEMBLED, CLEANED TO RESTORE THE RESONANT TIMBRE OF THE SONORA BELLS, AND EXAMINED FOR CONDITION TO INSURE THE ABSENCE OF HAIRLINE CRACKS, ETC. SUPERSIZE PHOTO 9 SHOWS THE BELL NEST WITH SOUND CAVITIES THAT CAN BE SEEN ON THE END OF THE WOODEN NEST. CAREFUL INSPECTION OF THE BELLS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. ONE HAIRLINE CRACK CAN CAUSE A SONORA BELL TO LOSE ALL TONE AND TIMBRE, AND THE BEGINNING OF A HAIRLINE WILL ALMOST ALWAYS GROW TO A FULL HAIRLINE CRACK. IN ADDITION, OTHER ISSUES WITH CRACKED, BROKEN, OR DETERIORATED WOODEN AND PRESSED FELT BELL SPACERS, USED TO SEPARATE THE BELLS, WILL IMPACT THE SOUND, YET CANNOT BE DETECTED BY CASUAL INSPECTION. MOVEMENTS – #89X AND #104E. BOTH THE 89X TIME AND HOUR STRIKE MOVEMENT, AND THE 104E SONORA CHIME MOVEMENTS WERE DISASSEMBLED, CLEANED WITH ULTRASONICS, INSPECTED IN DETAIL FOR CONDITION OF THE PIVOT BUSHINGS, GEAR TRAIN, AND ARBOR OR PIVOT ABNORMALITIES. OUT OF TOLERANCE BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED. EVERY OPERATIONAL ASPECT OF EACH MOVEMENT WAS ADDRESSED. THE MOVEMENTS WERE THEN REASSEMBLED AND PROPERLY LUBRICATED. BOTH MAINSPRINGS IN THE 89X WERE REPLACED WITH NEW HIGHEST GRADE 120 INCH MAINSPRINGS, NOT THE LOWER QUALITY 96 INCH KIND THAT ARE MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE. THE GREAT MAINSPRING IN THE 104E WAS REMOVED FROM ITS RETAINING BARREL, FULLY UNWOUND, PROPERLY CLEANED, INSPECTED, REWOUND, AND LUBRICATED WITH MAINSPRING INDUSTRUAL GRADE LUBRICANT. REPLACEMENT OF THE 120 INCH #104 MAINSPRING IS NEITHER RECOMMENDED NOR REQUIRED, AS LONG AS THE EXISTING MAINSPRING EXCEEDS SPECIFICATIONS, AS THIS ONE DOES. A NEW MANUFACTURE REPLACEMENT MAINSPRING TO FIT THE #104 HAS DIFFERENT STRENGTH AND TORQUE CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE ORIGINAL, AND MAY CREATE EXCESSIVE FORCES WITHIN THE MOVEMENT. THERE ARE SEVERAL SCARCE ITEMS OF THE #104E MOVEMENT. PAY SPECIAL NOTICE TO THESE THREE CRITICAL COMPONENTS: THE GREAT WHEEL GEAR, THE SECOND WHEEL GEAR WITH PINION, AND THE CHIME DRUM THAT SYNCHRONIZES AND DRIVES THE CHIME HAMMERS. IF ANY OF THESE COMPONENTS IS ABOUT TO FAIL, IT MAY NOT BE OBVIOUS. WHEN IT OCCURS, THE COST TO REPAIR WILL GIVE YOU A JOLT, BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE IN SUPPLY CHANNELS; ANOTHER MOVEMENT WILL BE REQUIRED. THAT IS WHY I ALWAYS MAKE SURE THESE CRITICAL COMPONENTS ARE IN TOP CONDITION ON MY RESTORED SETH SONORA CLOCKS. JUST LISTEN TO THE ATTACHED SOUND FILES FOR AN ACCURATE RENDERING OF THE CLARITY, RESONANCE, TONE DEPTH, TEMPO AND RICH DECAY OF EACH NOTE STRUCK WHEN THE SONORA 2000 CHIMES AND STRIKES THE HOUR. AFTER REASSAMBLY, APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS FOR TIME, CHIME, HOUR STRIKE, SYNCHRONIZATION, PENDULUM RATE AND BEAT ERROR ETC. WERE ACCOMPLISHED USING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEANS. AN EXTENDED BENCH RUN TEST FOLLOWED. SEVERAL PHOTOS OF THE RESTORATION WORK ARE PART OF THE PORTFOLIO. AS PART OF THE TESTS AND ADJUSTMENTS PROCEDURES ON THE #89X MOVEMENT, THE. ARE CHECKED AND SET – AN OBJECTIVE OF NEAR ZERO FOR BEAT ERROR IS DESIRED. THIS RESTORED 89X MOVEMENT ADJUSTED TO ZERO ERROR AND STABILIZED AT ZERO ERROR. THIS ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE IS HIGHLIGHTED IN PHOTO 11. FOR PENDULUM BEAT RATE, THE 89X IS DESIGNED TO RUN AT 9,777 BEATS PER HOUR. THE RESTORED MOVEMENT EASILY HELD THE 9,777 BEAT RATE, MEANING THE TIME KEEPING WILL BE DEPENDABLE AND THE MOVEMENT WILL GIVE RELIABLE SERVICE. IN FACT, BOTH MOVEMENTS IN THE SONORA 2000 WERE RESTORED TO SUPERIOR CONDITIION. THE PENDULUM BEAT RATE ADJUSTMENT IS ALSO HIGHLIGHTED IN SUPERSIZE PHOTO 11. THE PENDULUM SWING ARC OF THE RESTORED 89X FRONT MOVEMENT IS A FULL 3 1/2 INCHES, VERY ROBUST AND EXCEEDING ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS. A HEALTY PENDULUM SWING IS A POSITIVE INDICATOR OF A HEALTY MOVEMENT THAT HAS VERY LITTLE FRICTION AND LOTS OF ENERGY. BEWARE OF A #89X MOVEMENT WITH A PENDULUM AMPLITUDE OF 2 ½ INCHES OR LESS A SIGN OF POOR MOVEMENT HEALTH. THE SONORA CHIME NO. 2000 – 1914 WILL BE THE CENTER-PIECE OF A GRAND DECORATIVE SETTING, AND IT IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT, BECAUSE ITS VALUE WILL CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE YEAR AFTER YEAR. THIS IS A LARGE FULL SIZE CATHEDRAL SONORA CHIME CLOCK, SUITABLE FOR MANTLE, TABLE, OR SHELF DISPLAY. A MEMORABLE PRESENT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL. YOUR PERSONAL USE, OR AS AN ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION. MEASUREMENTS ARE 12 ½ W X 16 ½H X 9 ¼ D. ALL OF MY DISTINCTIVECLOCKS SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE CLOCKS ARE FULLY RESTORED IN EVERY WAY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE. MY SINCERE HOPE IS TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY. ENJOY THE LISTING IF YOU NEED OR DESIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE BE IN TOUCH – STEVE. The item “RESTORED SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE GRAND 8 BELL SONORA CHIME CLOCK NO. 2000 1914″ is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel”. The seller is “distinctiveclocks_and_audio” and is located in Irmo, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
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Restored Seth Thomas Antique Grand 8 Bell Sonora Chime Clock No. 2000 1914

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