SETH THOMAS RESTORED GRAND ANTIQUE WESTMINSTE…

$1,395.00

SKU: 253974955287 Category:

Description

“E COMMERCE
PLAYER” SOUND FILE LINKS ARE ATTACHED AT THE START OF THIS LISTING TO ASSIST
YOU IN REVIEWING THE CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 73 – 1921

Powered by eCommercePlayer.com

Powered by eCommercePlayer.com

Powered by eCommercePlayer.com

Powered by eCommercePlayer.com

SPECIAL NOTE:

TO SEE ALL OF MY SELECTIONS,
PLEASE USE THE “VISIT STORE” LINK, LOCATED IN THE “SELLER INFORMATION” BLOCK,
TOP RIGHT OF THE LISTING.

OFFERED
TODAY

FOR
YOUR SPECIAL GIFT LIST,

OR FOR ONE’S INVESTMENT COLLECTION,

OR FOR PERSONAL USE AND ENJOYMENT

IS
A RARE, MAGNIFICANT, ELEGANT AND FULLY RESTORED LARGE DORIC CATHEDRAL
WESTMINSTER CHIME CABINET CLOCK – THE SETH THOMAS CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 73 – 1921.
I AM PLEASED TO SHOW YOU THIS ONE BECAUSE

IT IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST

OF SETH’S LARGE WESTMINSTER CHIME
MANTLE, BRACKET, TABLE OR SHELF CLOCKS OF THE 1920’S.

RARELY
DOES A FULLY RESTORED

CHIME
73 OF THIS QUALITY

COME
TO THE MARKET PLACE!

THE
SETH THOMAS CHIME 73 – 1921 IS REFERENCED IN NOTED AUTHORITY TRAN DUY LY’S
“SETH THOMAS CLOCKS AND MOVEMENTS,” THIRD EDITION, VOLUME 1 PAGE 162.

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

YOU
PROBABLY NOTICED FROM THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH THAT I USED SEVERAL SUPERLATIVE
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS TO INTRODUCE THIS CLOCK – THAT IS BECAUSE THE CHIME 73 IS A
WINNING BLEND OF THE FOLLOWING:

·
THE BEST
WESTMINSTER CHIME MOVEMENT EVER MADE BY ANY MANUFACTURER, THE SETH THOMAS
#113A, WEIGHING IN AT A FULL 5 POUNDS – TWICE THE WEIGHT OF MOST OTHER
WESTMINSTER MOVEMENTS.

·
SETH’S HIGHEST
GRADE AND MOST TASTEFULLY DESIGNED DORIC CABINET IN RIBBON MAHOGANY, WITH PRESERVED
AND CONDITIONED SHELLAC PATINA – TRULY A SIGHT TO BEHOLD.

·
FANCY PIERCED
GOLD HEAVY DIAL PLATE WITH 6 INCH DIAMETER SILVERED CHAPTER RING AND 2
SUBSIDIARY DIALS, ONE FOR TIME REGULATION AND THE OTHER TO SILENCE THE QUARTER
HOUR CHIMES WHEN DESIRED –
A CLOSE UP OF
THE SUB DIALS IS SHOWN IN SUPERSIZE PHOTO 4.

·
STATELY, ROBUST
AND RESONANT WESTMINSTER NOTES AND HOUR STRIKE FROM THE MAYLAND BRONZE ALLOY
CHIME ROD BANK

·
HEAVY SOLID ORIGINAL BRONZE PENDULUM
BOB AND
ORIGINAL BRASS WIDE WING KEY

·
FINDING A CHIME
73 WITH THIS OPTIONAL PIERCED GOLD DIAL PLATE IS A SELDOM HAPPENING, SO
WHENEVER I SEE ONE THAT CAN BE PROPERLY RESTORED, I ALWAYS SECURE IT.

WELL
HERE IT IS, AND YOU WILL NOT FIND A CHIME 73 – 1921 AS NICE AS THE ONE I
PRESENT FOR AUCTION THIS DAY – VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND IN
THIS EXTRAORDINARY AND VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS CONDITION!!!

IF
YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT MOST SPECIAL CHIME 73, HERE IT IS – YOU NEED
READ NO FURTHER – REST ASSURED THIS ONE

IS A TOP ALL TIME SELECTION.

PLEASE
CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING OTHER DETAILS OR TERMS.

STEVE.

THE
CHIME 73 I HAVE LISTED WAS RESTORED BY ME AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF SETH
THOMAS AND HIS HUGE POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE AMERICAN CLOCK MAKING SAGA. EVERY
DETAIL OF THE CLOCK WAS HANDLED IN THE RESTORATION, INCLUDING AESTHETICS,
OPERATIONALITY, AND CABINET PRESENTATION. THE CABINET WAS GIVEN MANY MICROCOATS
OF SHELLAC VIA A TECHNIQUE KNOWN AS FRENCH POLISHING. MANY HOURS WERE CONSUMED
IN THIS RESTORATION, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE.

WHY
AM I SELLING THE CHIME 73 FROM MY LONG TERM PERSONAL COLLECTION??

BECAUSE
I WANT TO RELEASE THE 73 FOR ENJOYMENT BY SOMEONE ELSE, AND HUNT FOR ANOTHER,
AND PERFORM THIS PROCESS AGAIN – THE HUNT AND THE RESTORATION ARE MY PASSIONS!!

SPECIAL
NOTICE: THE DORIC CABINET CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 73 CIRCA 1921, WITH THE HIGHEST
GRADE #113A MOVEMENT, IS LARGER, MORE ELEGANT,
AND MORE ROBUST
THAN THE CHIME CLOCKS OF THE 1928-1929 PERIOD, WHICH ARE
EQUIPPED WITH THE SOMEWHAT LESSER SIZED #124 MOVEMENTS. CONSIDER THE FACT THAT
THE 113A MOVEMENT WEIGHS IN AT FIVE POUNDS, MORE THAN TWICE THE WEIGHT OF THE
124 MOVEMENT.

IF
YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LOVELY AND IMPRESSIVE ANTIQUE DORIC CABINET WESTMINSTER
THAT WILL MAKE A GRAND STATEMENT ON DISPLAY IN YOUR SPECIAL LOCATION, THEN THE
CHIME 73 WILL BE QUITE A PLEASANT ATTRACTION INDEED.

PLEASE
LOOK THROUGH THE PORTFOLIO OF HIGH RESOLUTION SUPERSIZE PHOTOS TO GAIN AN
APPRECIATION OF THIS FINE CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 73 – I ASSURE YOU THAT IT LOOKS
AND SOUNDS EVEN BETTER THAN THE PHOTOS AND SOUND FILES CAN DEPICT – QUITE AN
ANTIQUE WESTMINSTER CLOCK INDEED.

THE CHIME 73 CASE WAS
ONE OF SETH THOMAS’ FINEST GRADE PRODUCTS, MARKETED TO THE HIGHER INCOME FOLKS
OF THE EARLY 1920’S.

THE CLOCK’S PRESERVED
ORIGINAL SATIN RUBBED SHELLAC PATINA OF RIBBON MAHOGANY HIGHLIGHTS
THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE WOOD ITSELF, AND COMPLEMENTS THE ELEGANT AND
DRAMATIC CABINET DESIGN.

THE AGED SHELLAC IS
DARK AND RICHLY SHADED AND SIMPLY CANNOT BE DUPLICATED.

NOTE: OFTEN THE ORIGINAL SHELLAC
MUST BE AMALGAMATED WITH FRESH TO RESTORE LUSTRE. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL CABINET,
FIRST AMALGAMATED WITH DILUTE SHELLAC AND THEN FRENCH POLISHED WITH MANY
MICROCOATS OF AMBER SHELLAC. – JUST A MARVELOUS FINISH.

THE CABINET APPOINTMENTS INCLUSE FLUTED QUARTER COLUMNS ON
BOTH FRONT EDGES, COMBINED WITH MOULDINGS AND SIDE SOUND WINDOWS THAT REALLY
SET THIS ONE APART FROM THE REST.

THIS IS A COLLECTOR GRADE ANTIQUE SETH
WESTMINSTER OF THE HIGHEST ORDER – ONE THAT WILL ALWAYS INCREASE IN VALUE AND
BECOME EVEN MORE DESIRED AS THE YEARS PASS. – I AM EXCITED AND
PLEASED TO OFFER IT TO YOU!!!

FOLLOWING ARE SEVERAL OF THE SPECIAL FEATURES THAT ARE
PART OF THIS LOVELY 1921 CHIME CLOCK:

· ELEGANT AND TIMELESS STYLE WITH
DETAILS OF THE PERIOD

·
RAISED BASE
AND COMPOUND BASE MOULDINGS ON FRONT AND SIDES

·
FULL HINGED MAHOGANY
FRONT DOOR WITH SILVERED SHADOW MASK/MAT INSIDE THE DOOR TO ENHANCE THE DIAL

· PREMIUM LARGE FANCY PIERCED GOLD DIAL PLATE
WITH 6 INCH SILVERED DIAL RING, SUBSIDIARY DIALS AND RECESSED BLACK ARABIC
NUMERALS – NOTE THIS IS THE FINEST DIAL PLATE SETH OFFERED ON THE CHIME 73 –
MUCH SUPERIOR TO THE OFTEN SEEN REGULAR SILVERED DIAL PLATE –
TAKE A LOOK VIA SUPERSIZE PHOTOS 1, 4,
AND 5.

· SIGNATURE CUT BRASS FANCY SERPENTINE
DESIGN HOUR AND MINUTE HANDS

·
LARGE OVERSIZE
SOUND CHAMBER WITH 5 HEAVY MAYLAND BRONZE ALLOY CATHEDRAL CHIME

SCROLLED MAHOGANY SIDE SOUND PANELS
LEFT AND RIGHT FOR AESTHETIC ENHANCEMENT AND ADDED EMPHASIS TO THE WESTMINSTER
SEQUENCES AS STRUCK ON THE MAYLAND BRONZE ALLOY CHIMES.

·
TRUE RIBBON
MAHOGANY WITH SHELLAC RUBBED PATINA FINISH

·
DESIGNED TO BE “THE GRAND DORIC CABINET
WESTMINSTER” OF THE PERIOD

THE CHIME 73 – 1921 DISPLAYS WELL IN ANY SETTING, BOTH AS AN
ANTIQUE AND AS A DECORATIVE ACCESSORY. IN ADDITION IT IS AN EXCELLENT
INVESTMENT, BECAUSE ITS VALUE WILL CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE YEAR AFTER YEAR. IT
IS A DELIGHT TO VIEW, ENJOY AND USE FOR TIMEKEEPING; THIS GRAND CLOCK IS
ANOTHER ONE I JUST LOVE AND HATE TO PART WITH. YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO!!!

PLEASE LOOK OVER THE SUPERSIZE PHOTOS
TO SEE AND CAREFULLY STUDY ALL DETAILS OF THE CLOCK. IN THE PHOTOS PLEASE NOTE
THE CABINET ADORNMENTS AND FEATURES, AS WELL AS THE LOVELY AND EYE
CATCHING DESIGN, APPOINTMENTS, DOUBLE COLUMNS AND 180 DEGREE ARCH WORK OVER THE
TOP OF THE DIAL.

THE SETH THOMAS CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 73 – 1921 GLORIOUSLY
CHIMES EACH ¼ HOUR ON THE RESONANT MAYLAND CATHEDRAL CHIME RODS IN THE LARGE DORIC
SOUND CHAMBER, FOLLOWED BY THE FULL WESTMINSTER CHIME SEQUENCE AT THE HOUR
COUNT – THE NEW OWNER WILL TRULY LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING THIS GRAND CLOCK – AS KIND
OF A TRADITION IN THE HOME.

ON THE DIAL FACE ARE THREE HOLES TO ACCESS THE WINDING
SHAFTS; NEAR NUMERAL 4 IS THE QUARTER
HOUR CHIMES SHAFT; NEAR NUMERAL 6 IS THE TIME SHAFT AND NEAR NUMERAL 8 IS THE
HOUR STRIKE WINDING SHAFT.

THERE ARE TWO SUBSIDIARY DIALS AS WELL. THE LEFT ONE ENABLES
REGULATION OF THE TIME SLOW/FAST, AND THE RIGHT SUBSIDIARY DIAL IS FOR
SILENCING THE QUARTER HOUR CHIMES IF DESIRED – THE HOUR STRIKE WILL NOT BE
SILENCED.

CLOSE UP VIEWS OF THE DIALS ARE
CONTAINED IN SUPERSIZE PHOTO 4. NOTICE THAT THE HEAVY PREMIUM PIERCED GOLD
DESIGN DIAL ASSEMBLY IS CLEAN AND FLAWLESS.

THIS IS A LARGE FULL SIZE DORIC CABINET
CLOCK SUITABLE FOR MANTLE, TABLE, SHELF OR WALL BRACKET DISPLAY – IDEAL FOR
A SPECIAL GIFT, YOUR PERSONAL USE, OR AS AN ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION
.
MEASUREMENTS ARE 11” W X 14” H X 7 ½” D.

ENJOY THE LISTING – IF YOU WISH TO
DISCUSS OPTIONS, OR DESIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME, STEVE.

RESTORATION AND TECHNICAL DETAILS

PLEASE OBSERVE THAT NEARLY HALF OF MY LISTING PORTFOLIO
CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE MECHANICAL ASPECTS AND MOVEMENT RESTORATION OF
THE CLOCK.

YOU DESERVE, AND SHOULD EXPECT, A RESTORED ANTIQUE SETH OF
THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND RELIABILITY.

I STRIVE TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS RATHER THAN SIMPLY
SELL YOU AN ANTIQUE CLOCK.

SETH THOMAS’ FINEST AND HEAVIEST WESTMINSTER MOVEMENT, THE
EIGHT DAY #113A, HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SERVICED, INCLUDING: FULL DISASSEMBLY,
INSPECTION, CLEANING, REBUSHING AT KEY BEARING WEAR POINTS, REASSEMBLY,
LUBRICATION, AND BENCH TESTING. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN THE #113A MOVEMENT ARE
INCLUDED IN THE INSPECTION, ALONG WITH CORRECTIONS IF NECESSARY:

· BUSHING AND PIVOT WEAR OR ROUGHNESS

· ANY BENT PIVOTS OR OTHER PIVOT
CONDITIONS

· CONDITION OF ARBORS, GEARS, PINIONS

· CONDITION OF THE CHIME HAMMERS AND
HAMMER ASSEMBLY

· CONDITION OF THE CHIME TRAIN AND HOUR
STRIKE TRAIN GOVERNORS TO INSURE THAT PROPER GEAR SPEED IS MAINTAINED

· CONDITION OF THE LEATHER TIPS ON THE
CHIME HAMMERS TO INSURE APPROPRIATE TONE, TIMBRE AND DECAY OF THE NOTE WHEN
EACH CHIME IS STRUCK

· NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT ARE
COMPONENTS OF PROPER SERVICING

ALL THREE MAINSPRINGS THAT SUPPLY ENERGY TO THE TIME, CHIME
AND HOUR STRIKE TRAINS HAVE BEEN REPLACED. I USE FINEST QUALITY MAINSPRINGS,
NOT INEXPENSIVE REPLACEMENTS!! PLEASE NOTE: WEAK MAINSPRINGS AND THE NEED FOR
PROPER SERVICING ARE THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF POOR AND UNRELIABLE PERFORMANCE FROM
ANTIQUE CLOCKS WITH AN UNKNOWN SERVICE AND CONDITION RECORD.
A VIEW OF THE NEW MAINSPRINGS AND
OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE #113A MOVEMENT, PREPARED FOR REASSEMBLY, IS SHOWN IN
SUPERSIZE PHOTO 9.

IMPORTANT: POST RESTORATION
ADJUSTMENTS:

ELECTRONIC TESTS WERE
PERFORMED TO ADJUST AND MINIMIZE THE PENDULUM BEAT ERROR, WITH AN OBJECTIVE OF
APPROACHING ZERO. THIS RESTORED #113A MOVEMENT MET AND HELD ZERO BEAT ERROR,
INDICATING A VERY HEALTHY MOVEMENT.

THE PENDULUM BEAT RATE ADJUSTMENT WAS ALSO PERFORMED, WITH
THE OBJECTIVE BEING 9,894 BEATS PER HOUR, WHICH THE RESTORED #113A ATTAINED AND
HELD. THIS ADJUSTMENT IS IMPORTANT TO ASSURE TIME REGULATION STABILITY, AS WELL
AS THE ABILITY TO ADJUST THE MOVEMENT LATER FOR VARYING ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS THAT AFFECT MECHANICAL CLOCKS.

I TREAT EACH RESTORATION AS IF THE COMPLETED CLOCK WILL
RESIDE IN MY PERSONAL COLLECTION. IN FACT THIS CHIME 73 WANTED TO RESIDE IN MY
COLLECTION, AND MY INTENT WAS TO KEEP THIS ONE – YET THE HUNT FOR ANOTHER IS
PART OF MY PASSON, SO I RESTORED THIS ONE TO SHARE IT WITH THE EBAY SHOPPERS
WHO APPRECIATE TRULY FINE ANTIQUE CLOCKS.

IT BEARS MENTIONING THAT A “COMPETE
SERVICE AND RESTORE” JOB ON A #113A MOVEMENT, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, WHEN DONE BY
A COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL IS IN THE $500 RANGE. THAT IS ANOTHER REASON FOR THE
DISCRIMINATING EBAY ANTIQUE BUYER TO CHOOSE WISELY WHEN PURCHASING!!

WORKMANSHIP AND QUALITYALL OF MY DISTINCTIVECLOCKS SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE
CLOCKS ARE FULLY RESTORED IN EVERY WAY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE.
GREAT CARE IS TAKEN TO INSURE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE FUNCTIONS PROPERLY, IS
FULLY OPERATIONAL, MEETS OR EXCEEDS ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE SPECS, AND IS BENCH
TESTED WHEN SHIPPED.
MY SINCERE HOPE IS TO EXCEED YOUR
EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY.
AS
WITH ALL MECHANICAL CLOCK MOVEMENTS, SOME ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY WHEN
SETTING UP AFTER SHIPMENT, AND THE CLOCK IS SOLD AS IS.

INFORMATION ABOUT
THE SOUND FILES

IMPORTANT NOTES ON USING E COMMERCE AUDIO PLAYERS

FOUR SOUND FILE
LINKS OF THE SETH CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 73 – 1921 WITH FINEST QUALITY #113A
MOVEMENT IN OPERATION ARE AVAILABLE, AND HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE E COMMERCE
AUDIO PLAYER THAT APPEARS AT THE START OF THE LISTING:

1. VOICE INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUND FILES

2. PENDULUM BEAT-ESCAPEMENT/VERGE/CRUTCH AND
TIME GEAR TRAIN OPERATION SOUNDS OF THE MOVEMENT – LISTEN FOR CLEAN AND EVEN
SOUND, REGULARITY, AND THE ABSENCE OF ODD NOISES.

3. WESTMINSTER SEQUENCES AT 7:15 – 7:30 –
7:45 – LISTEN FOR PURE, SOLID NOTES WITH RICH TIMBRE, SMOOTH DECAY, AND
STATELY, EVEN TEMPO OF THE MOVEMENT WHILE SOUNDING THE WESTMINSTER SEQUENCES.

4.
THE FULL WESTMINSTER SEQUENCE AND
HOUR COUNT AT 8:00. AGAIN, LISTEN FOR PURE, SOLID NOTES WITH GOOD TIMBRE AND
RICH DECAY – AND AGAIN THE STABLE AND STATELY TEMPO OF THE MOVEMENT WHILE
PLAYING THE SEQUENCES.

CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON ON EACH PLAYER
LINK IN SEQUENCE. THERE IS A VOLUME BAR ON THE PLAYER SO TURN THE SOUND UP AND
ENJOY.

THE E COMMERCE PLAYER MAY TAKE A BIT
OF FAMILIARIZATION, SO PLEASE WORK WITH IT IN ORDER TO LEARN THE BASICS.

IF YOU NEED ME TO SEND YOU THE SOUND
FILES, JUST LET ME KNOW PLEASE.