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RARE 1800s SETH THOMAS “SONORA CHIMES” MANTLE CLOCK

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This Very Rare and magnificently designed Old Seth Thomas Wooden mantle clock that has the highly sought after "Sonora Chimes" movement was found at a recent private estate sale along with several other antique clocks. (Please view the pictures below). This clock appears to be in absolutely original condition and is very impressive in size with a large height of 11 1/2" in the center and a width of 18 1/2" and a depth of 8". The all wooden case was carved from a richly grained dark Redish Brown wood (Possibly Mahogany or Rose wood) and beautifully styled with a very high domed top . From the peak of the dome the sids sweep gracefully downward and flare outwards at the bottom. Here they are accented with a terrace style molding and supported on wooden feet. The back of the clock has a locking wood door that gives access to the movement inside. There is also a Brass "On-Off" switch to silent the chimes , if desired. The face of the clock is very impressive in size with a diameter of 6 1/2". The face is protected behind a dome and circular shaped glass panel that is framed with a polished Brass edge. This glass panel is also hinged and locks, but gives access to the face beneath. The face is framed with a concaved Silver metal edge and created on a polished Silver metal background. The face is numbered in Black Arabic numerals and marked at the bottom by the noted American clock make Seth Thomas as follows "MADE BY SETH THOMAS IN USA". The hands are also very decorative in design and held with a metal pin in the center. The movements are of the finest quality. Created from solid Brass metal , Key wind (Comes with key) and operated by a Golden pendulum. There are to seperate movements in a Sonora chimes clock and both are marked with the trademark of Seth Thomas clock co. (S T inside a diamond , inside of a circle and says "Made in USA". The Chime movement also has some more numbers and letters , but appears to be a previous owners identification markings) As can be seen in the picture that shows the movements.The chime movement will play the sounds of the West Minster chimes . This is played on every quarter hour. After the Chimes are finished on the hour, then there will be a chime count that tells the hour of day. This large all wooded clock has beautiful mellow sound . One of the best I have heard. The overall condition of the clock is absolutely great. Even the old original patina finish is still on the lovely wood. The clock runs great and the chimes also work great. If you have been looking for one of these rare old clocks, then they don't come any finer than this one. I will keep my price very low and remember this auction is for only 3 days,, so place your bids early.Buyer to pay shipping costs. Thanks for viewing. Note** Since Ebay has chosen to elimate the available shipping insurance option from this page, I will include the shipping costs in the 'Handling fee' section. There are no handling fees charged , only the cost of shipping insurance. International buyers wait for invoice including shipping costs before making payment.

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