5 Sonora Chime Adamantine Mantel Clock with 4 Bell Westminster Chimes. One very tiny chip at front lower left.
From 1923, Seth Thomas offered Sonora chime mantel clocks for sale. This is the #5 chime clocks and plays Westminister chimes on a nest of 4 bells with 5 hammers. The case is made of Adamantine, a reddish streaked celluloid veneer that was vacuum formed over inexpensive wood and glued together. The case is just over 14" high at the peak, 11" wide, and 7 1/2 deep. It has a 4 1/2 brass face that shows some age.The entire original paper label Directions for Setting Chime Clocks is on the back cover. One inside brass plate is stamped Made in America 89AE, with a second stamped 90 Near the bottom of the interior edge is a piece of wood stamped SONORA PAT FEB 18 1908. Another wonderful detail is the interior pendulum bob. It is cast lead with the image of young man in a cap sitting on a picket fence. Could be A beautiful piece!
Movements need cleaning, case is missing some parts. Hear how its sounds on video! My Slideshow Seth Thomas Senora chime clock. Seth Thomas Senora chime clock on bells.
The item "Seth Thomas No. 5 Sonora Chime Adamantine Mantel Clock 4 Bell Westminster" is in sale since Saturday, May 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "boughtaload" and is located in Providence Forge, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.