Dating seth thomas clock movement
That minute I was looking at the wood clock on the table and it came into my mind instantly that there could be a cheap one day brass clock that could take the place of the wood clock.
I at once began to figure on it; the case would cost no more, the dials, glass, and weights and other fixtures would be the same, and the size could be reduced.
An economic recession in 1837 brought the clock business almost to a halt.
Chauncey Jerome wrote: "At Richmond I was looking after our old accounts, settling up, collecting notes and picking up some scattered clocks." "One night I took one of these clocks into my room and placing it in the table, left a light burning near it and went to bed.
Why did wooden dials appear for a short time around 1845?
The movement provides a guide to the date of an Adamantine clock.
This dial was purchased with its original Seth Thomas movement at a flea market. Ogee case, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses puttied in. Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks.
Early features of dial: tapered numerals 3, 4 and 8, small winding holes (8.2 mm).
Hiram Camp, Jerome's foreman wrote, "about the year 1840, I think, Seth Thomas, who had not as yet engaged in the making of brass clocks, sent one of his men, a Mr. These earliest brass clocks were probably all in ogee cases with the addition of 30 hour and 8 day cases with columns about 1850."** Half column case, style 3, ca. Was available in several types of wood veneer, and the columns were made in several finishes. Tjarks (winner of restoration contest at the November 1986 NAWCC Chapter 26 meeting).
Ogee case, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses puttied in.