Estate sale Items, Antique and Vintage items we found cleaning out My Parents (And Grandparents before them) House and Barn. So please follow for other items to come, that will include vintage items, antique tools, collectables, Toy and more.
Vintage Seth Thomas Simsbury 1E Westminster Chime Clock. Working Model of the Simsbury 1E. Case needs a little refurbishing or scratch fill in.
It might have had a Movement Refurbish. In Pen (seen in photo) someone has written in another number. I have a Very Vague memory as a child of my mother sending it out to be repaired. We think this might have been a Wedding gift to our parents.
After a little research I found out that the 4802 printed on the inner label is actually a date code. It means the 2nd lunar cycle of the 48th year. And that is just months before their wedding. Found in back hall closet behind other things.Years passed by and it got old for them I think, and ended up in a closet as things do. Brought home and Plugged in and put on our mantel. It kept time just fine for the few days I tested it. And the chime seemed to work fine I loved it.....
Maybe it just reminded me of being 5 again. But it was a nice sound.
Wife was done with it 3 days in. The chime needs to be Synchronized with the clock. Never did find out how that was done.
One thing I read was to let it run for 48 hours which I tried to do but wife kept unplugging when it would go off while she was sleeping on couch. So I can not help with this.It has a clip for some kind of key. Have seen in other photos of this clock. But maybe if it has a newer movement in it this is not needed anymore. There is a small lever just left of Chime strickers that lock out the full chime and only let it bing the hour. For someone with a larger home that loves clocks and the BIG BEN Westminster chime. PLEASE SEE PHOTO'S FOR YOU OWN APPRAISAL. I will be happy to try and provide them.
It is Very difficult to sell off some of the Very cool things. But this and the many other items we have, need to go to places where they will be appreciated by their specific Collectors so they can continue to Survive into the Future, or find New Use. The item "Seth Thomas Simsbury 1E Electric Chime Mantel Clock Westminster Vintage" is in sale since Monday, November 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel".
The seller is "parateer" and is located in Westborough, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.