91 tambour case mantel clock with Westminster chimes that is being offered for sale. This clock is the deluxe version of the No.
91 Chime, it has the bronze applied numbers on a five inch silvered dial and the heavy beveled glass. It also has the bronze hands and the gilted Mayland Chime bar. The case is made of mahogany and the original finish is in very good condition with a slight crazing that is consistent with shellac finishes of this age. The clock also has the original pendulum and a quality replacement key with the Seth Thomas logo.
The clock plays Westminster Chimes every 15 minutes on the Mayland Chime bar and then strikes out the hours on a lower tone rod that sounds like a church bell. This clock is shown in Lys Seth Thomas book on page 175 of volume 1, item 468. Case measurements are 20.5 inches long by 9.75 inches high by 5.5 inches deep.
Please examine the high resolution pictures closely to see all of the details of this fine time piece, it truly is a very nice clock. SETH THOMAS 124 WESTMINSTER CHIME MOVEMENT. Seth Thomas developed the 124 movement in the 1920s to be able to get a Westminster chime movement into the smaller clock cases. The movement proved so popular that it was made up until the late 1950s. The movement has three separate springs that run the time, chime, and striking functions and is fully self-correcting.
If the clock runs completely down and the chiming sequence gets off, simply wind the clock back up and restart it. Within two hours, the clock will reset itself. This clock plays the chime on the four shorter rods and strikes out the hours on the fifth rod.The tone of this clock is absolutely beautiful, the hour strike sounds like a low-toned bell. WHAT MAKES A CLOCK A GOOD VALUE? The rules of economics are fairly straightforward. Simply put, it is almost impossible to spend a little and get a lot. Antique and vintage clocks follow these rules as well.
I have tried through the photos to show the basic steps that I do in restoring these wonderful machines to their original state. My goal is to provide you with a quality time piece that will provide enjoyment and be a source of pride in your home for years to come.
Equally important to me is to provide you with a clock that I believe will retain its value over the years. That is what I think constitutes real value in antique and vintage clocks.MY PHILOSOPHY ON CLOCKS AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS. The only way to properly repair a movement is to completely disassemble, clean and inspect all parts, and make the needed repairs by proper horoligical methods. This includes the rebushing of all worn holes and the polishing of any rough pivots. The movements are then reassembled, lubricated with a high quality clock oil and test run for 8 days. This is a very time intensive process but is the only correct way to properly recondition a clock movement. You should expect a movement repaired in this manner to run for ten years trouble-free. I have been doing clock repair for over 35 years. I apprenticed under an Oregon State licensed repairman and have been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1981. I do not make a living doing this; it has become a passion of mine. Once they are made like new mechanically, I put them up for sale in the hopes of paying for my materials and upgrading my personal collection. My hope is also to provide you with an heirloom to cherish for years to come. I also provide a set of General Clock Instructions that will answer about 95% of the questions that may arise during the set up of the clock. This clock looks and operates like a charm. This is an amazing place to get an outstanding clock.
Very happy with my clock. Really appreciate the instructions he enclosed. Restoration is a true work of art. Clock exactly as described, very pleased. The item "FULLY & PROPERLY RESTORED SETH THOMAS No.91 WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK" is in sale since Thursday, June 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "longviewmark" and is located in Longview, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.