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SETH THOMAS GRAND ANTIQUE CHIME CLOCK #101-1921 HANGING WESTMINSTER WALL CLOCK
SETH-THOMAS-GRAND-ANTIQUE-CHIME-CLOCK-101-1921-HANGING-WESTMINSTER-WALL-CLOCK
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Primary Material: Brass and Walnut Original/Reproduction: Original
Age: 1900-1940 Type: Clocks



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E COMMERCE AUDIO PLAYER SOUND FILES OF THE CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 101 - 1921 ARE ATTACHED AT THE START OF THIS LISTING – LISTEN, REVIEW, AND ENJOY

 

 

OFFERED TODAY

FOR ONE’S PERSONAL USE AND ENJOYMENT, SPECIAL COLLECTION,

 OR HOME DÉCOR ENHANCEMENT,

 

IS THE STATELY AND ELEGANT SETH THOMAS WALL MOUNTED CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 101 – 1921. THE CHIME 101 IS VERY RARE IN THE MARKET PLACE BECAUSE SO FEW WERE PRODUCED AND THOSE ARE CLOSELY HELD IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. IN FACT THIS IS THE ONLY CHIME CLOCK 101 TO COME AVAILABLE IN MANY MONTHS, AT LEAST THAT I HAVE SEEN. IT IS DEFINITELY AN HEIRLOOM/COLLECTOR/INVESTMENT GRADE WALL-HUNG WESTMINSTER ANTIQUE CLOCK.

 

THE CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 101 IS LISTED IN NOTED AUTHORITY TRAN DUY LY’S “SETH THOMAS CLOCKS AND MOVEMENTS” THIRD EDITION VOLUME 1 PAGE 145.

 

THE HANGING GRAND CHIME CLOCK 101 GENERALLY REFERENCES AT WELL OVER $1,000 WHEN IT DOES APPEAR IN THE MARKET PLACE.

 

 

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

 

RECENTLY I COMPLETED A FULL RESTORATION OF THE CHIME 101 AND NOW OFFER IT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. PLEASE REVIEW MY LISTING AND THE HIGH RESOLUTION SUPERSIZE PHOTOS WITH INSETS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A MORE COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS SUPERB OFFERING. AS ALWAYS, MY PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS ALWAYS TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS!

 

NOTICE THE PRESENTATION AND ATTRACTION TO THE CHIME 101 AS DISPLAYED IN SUPERSIZE PHOTOS 1 AND 2 – THE CLEAN AND INTERESTING CABINET DESIGN AND PRESENTATION IS TRULY APPEALING, AND IS ENHANCED BY THE SLOW, STEADY, AND WIDE PENDULUM ARC CREATED BY THE NICKEL PLATED BOB, AS VIEWED THROUGH THE TRIPLE VERTICAL GLASS PANES IN THE FRONT DOOR.

 

THE CHIME 101 IS FACTORY EQUIPPED WITH AN 8 ½ INCH SILVERED DIAL WITH FOUR CORNER DESIGNS, DISPLAYING A BLACK ETCHED CHAPTER RING WITH ETCHED ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPLEMENTING THE DIAL ARE SETH’S ORIGINAL SIGNATURE SETH THOMAS FULL DIAMOND PATTERN CUT BLUED STEEL HANDS.

 

PERHAPS THE BEST PART OF THE CHIME 101 STORY IS THE CLOCK MOVEMENT ITSELF – THE NUMBER 113B – THE HIGHEST GRADE MOVEMENT SETH THOMAS EVER PRODUCED. CLOSE-IN PHOTOS OF THE SETH 113 B ARE INCLUDED IN THE PORTFOLIO FOR YOUR REVIEW.

 

THE SECOND BEST PART OF THE STORY IS SOUND QUALITY – THE PERFECTLY TUNED HEAVY MAYLAND BRONZE ALLOY CHIME RODS, COUPLED WITH THE MECHANICAL ACCURACY OF THE 113B MOVEMENT, PRODUCE INCREDIBLE RESULTS. TAKE A LISTEN VIA THE ATTACHED SOUND FILES – TURN THE VOLUME UP AND ENJOY.

 

 I JUST COMPLETED A FULL RESTORATION OF THE CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 101 – 1921. IT IS NOW READY TO BE PLACED IN YOUR HOME OR ANY VENUE OF YOUR CHOOSING.

 

THE CHIME 101 RETAINS THE ORIGINAL AGED MAHOGANY PATINA FINISH. I RUBBED THE ENTIRE CABINET WITH PRESERVATION COMPOUNDS, FOLLOWED BY A LIGHT 00 STEEL WOOL BUFFING RATHER THAN STRIPPING THE FINISH. WHEN DISPLAYED ON A WALL OR SIMILAR VENUE, THE CHIME 101 BECOMES A TRUE FOCAL POINT AND IS ALWAYS NOTICED FOR ITS OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION APPEAL. BY ALL MEANS TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AND ENJOY THE VIEWING.

 

THE SETH CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 101 WILL BE A WISE FIND FOR THE FORTUNATE FUTURE OWNER, AND CAN BE APPROPRIATELY DISPLAYED IN A FEATURED AREA OF THE HOME.

 

CABINET, HARDWARE AND EQUIPMENT ADORNMENTS INCLUDE:

Ø  FULL TOP PEDIMENT CONSISTING OF COMPOUND MOULDINGS ON FRONT AND SIDES

Ø  UPPER CROWN ON THE PEDIMENT WITH A WIDE-RADIUS DORIC FLAIR

Ø  MID-LENGTH DROP ON THE CABINET – DESIGNED TO FACILITATE PLACEMENT ON WALLS OF VIRTIALLY ANY HEIGHT.

Ø  HIGHEST QUALITY CABINET DOOR WITH CORNER MORTISE CONSTRUCTION AND THE ORIGINAL MAHOGANY DOOR PULL KNOB

Ø  THE DIAL GLASS AND THREE LOWER GLASS PANES ARE THE ORIGINAL WAVY GLASS WITH THE NATURALLY OCCURING MINUTE PITS AND DIMPLES CREATED BY THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF THE DAY.  DOOR WITH BRASS LATCH AND OLD GLASS TYPICAL OF THE PERIOD. WHEN VIEWED CLOSE UP THE OLD GLASS HAS THE SUBTLE RIPPLES THAT AUTHENTICATE ITS AGE.

Ø  FULL LOWER PEDIMENT CONSISTING OF COMPLEX MOULDINGS ON FRONT AND SIDES, FORMING A PLEASING GEOMETRIC BOTTOM PATTERN.

Ø  NICKEL PLATED PENDULUM BOB AND ORIGINAL PENDULUM ROD.

Ø  COMPLETELY RESTORED SETH THOMAS NUMBER 113B HIGHEST GRADE MOVEMENT WITH THICK 19MM PLATES, CUT PINIONS, LARGE OIL CUP BUSHINGS AND BEEFY BRASS MAINSPRING BARRELS. PLEASE REVIEW MY LISTING AND PHOTOS FOR MORE TECHNICAL DETAILS ON THE 113B MOVEMENT RESTORATION.

THE CHIME 101 IS A PLEASURE TO VIEW, SHOW, AND ENJOY - YOU WILL LOVE THIS CLOCK!!! – I KNOW I DO – I ADMIT I LOVE THEM ALL!!!

 

YEARS WILL PASS BEFORE ANOTHER PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY OCCURS ON A SETH CHIME 101 IN THIS PRISTINE CONDITION.

 

 I ASK THAT YOU ALLOW THE TEXT AND HIGH RESOLUTION SUPERSIZE PICTURES TO SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!!

 

ON THE DIAL THE QUARTER HOUR CHIMES WIND SHAFT IS LOCATED ABOVE THE NUMERAL 5, THE TIME WIND SHAFT IS LOCATED ABOVE NUMERAL 6, AND THE HOUR STRIKE WIND SHAFT IS ABOVE NUMERAL 7. THE TIME ADJUSTMENT FOR FASTER OR SLOWER IS ACCOMPLISHED VIA THE THUMB NUT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PENDULUM ASSEMBLY.

 

THE QUARTER HOUR WESTMINSTER CHIMES MAY BE SILENCED BY MOVING A LEVER LABELED “C” FOR CHIME AND “S” FOR SILENT. THE LEVER IS LOCATED ON THE UPPER RIGHT OF THE DIAL’S EDGE AND CAN BE VIEWED IN SUPERSIZE PHOTO NUMBER 4.

 

THE QUARTER HOUR WESTMINSTER CHIME SEQUENCES ARE SOUNDED ON THE RICH, RESONANT AND PERFECTLY TUNED MAYLAND CHIME RODS, FOLLOWED BY THE HOUR COUNT ON MAYLAND CHIME ROD NUMBER FIVE, A DEEP YET MELLOW CATHEDRAL BELL SOUND WITH A LOVELY DECAY OF THE NOTE. THE RESONANCE IS DEEPER AND VERY PLEASING. BE SURE TO LISTEN VIA THE E COMMERCE PLAYER SOUND FILES.

 

THE BEAUTIFULLY AGED SHELLAC-OVER-MAHOGANY PATINA FINISH ON THE HIGHEST GRADE MAHOGANY CABINET HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY  PRESERVED, CONDITIONED AND RESTORED, RETAINING THE ORIGINAL SATIN LUSTRE AS WELL AS THE AGED SHELLAC FEEL ON THE CABINET – THE APPEARANCE ACCENTS THIS CLOCK’S CHARACTER, BOTH AS AN ANTIQUE AND AS A DECORATIVE ACCESSORY WHEN DISPLAYED. WHY PURCHASE A STRIPPED AND REFINISHED ANTIQUE SETH CLOCK WHEN THE ORIGINAL FINISH CAN SOMETIMES BE RETAINED AND PRESERVED AND SO VERY NICE!!! SUCH IS THE CASE WITH THIS CHIME CLOCK NUMBGER 101 – 1921. 

 

THE HIGH RESOLUTION SUPERSIZE PHOTOS ARE PROVICED FOR YOU TO SEE ALL DETAILS OF THE CLOCK. THE PHOTOS REALLY DO NOT FULLY SHOW HOW NICELY THIS SETH SHOWS OFF – IT IS A BEAUTY!! THE CLOCK LOOKS EVEN BETTER WHEN VIEWED DIRECTLY THAN IN THE PHOTOS. THE CHIME 101 IS WELL PRESERVED AND FULLY RESTORED IN EVERY WAY. I TAKE GREAT CARE TO INSURE THAT EACH DISTINCTIVE CLOCK I OFFER IS SUPERB IN ALL RESPECTS!!!

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO HEAR THE CHIME 101 VIA THE ATTACHED E COMMERCE AUDIO PLAYER SOUND FILES. THE NOTES STRUCK FROM THIS PARTICULAR CATHEDRAL CHIME RODS BANK HAVE A WONDERFUL AND LINGERING DECAY. LISTEN AND YOU WILL HEAR WHAT I MEAN.

 

 

ENJOY THE AUCTION – IF YOU NEED OR DESIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, EMAIL OR CALL STEVE, 803-781-4655.

 

 

THIS IS A LARGE SIZE WOOD CASE CABINET STYLE WALL CLOCK – AN IDEAL SIZE FOR PLACING ON ANY WALL OR SIMILAR VENUE - PERFECT FOR A SPECIAL GIFT, FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE, OR AS AN ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION. MEASUREMENTS ARE 13 ½” W X 28” H X 7 ½” D.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

THE EIGHT DAY #113B HIGHEST GRADE SETH THOMAS WESTMINSTER MOVEMENT, DESIGNED FOR A 15 INCH PENDULUM DROP, HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY DISASSEMBLED, INSPECTED AND CLEANED WITH ULTRASONICS. ALL WORN PIVOT BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED, AND ALL THREE MAINSPRINGS WERE REPLACED WITH NEW FINEST QUALITY MAINSPRINGS - TO ASSURE EXTENDED AND RELIABLE LONG TERM PERFORMANCE.

 

SUPERSIZE PHOTO 10 SHOWS FRONT AND REAR DETAIL OF THE SUPERIOR NUMBER 113B SETH MOVEMENT. AS INFORMATION, THE 113B IS NEARLY TWICE AS LARGE AND MUCH HEAVIER THAN THE WELL KNOWN SETH #124 WESTMINSTER MOVEMENT. THE 113B WAS DESIGNED FOR USE IN SETH’S PREMIER GRADE OF HIGHEST QUALITY LARGER WALL AND CABINET CLOCKS OF THE EARLY 1900’S.

 

ALL OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE MOVEMENT WERE INSPECTED AND CORRECTED, IF NECESSARY, READYING THE MOVEMENT FOR YEARS AND YEARS OF SERVICE. THE MOVEMENT WAS THEN PROPERLY REASSEMBLED, LUBRICATED, TESTED AND ADJUSTED WITH BOTH ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL INSTRUMENTATION.

 

A FINAL PORTION OF THE SERVICE PROCESS IS ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL TESTING OF THE MOVEMENT FOR PENDULUM BEAT ERROR, RATE, RELIABILITY AND OTHER FUNCTIONS – I HAVE SOME RESTORATION AND TESTING ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE PHOTOS, SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK.

 

NOTICE IN SUPERSIZE PHOTO 12:  THE PICTURE SHOWS  ELECTRONIC ADJUSTMENT OF THE PENDULUM BEAT, WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF APPROACHING ZERO ERROR, MEANING BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SWINGS OF THE PENDULUM HAVE THE SAME AMPLITUDE AND DURATION CHARACTERISTICS. THIS RESTORED #113B MOVEMENT EASILY ACHIEVED AND HELD ZERO ERROR.

 

THE COMPLETE SERVICE RESTORATION OF THE #113B MOVEMENT ALONE IS A $450 VALUE!!! IT MAKES SENSE TO PURCHASE AN ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK THAT YOU KNOW IS READY FOR YEARS OF RELIABLE SERVICE. WHEN YOU PURCHASE ONE OF MY CLOCKS YOU CAN BE ASSURED!!

 

 

 

PAYMENT – SHIPPING - OTHER INFORMATION

 

PAYMENT AND INVOICES - PAYPAL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR YOUR PROTECTION; OTHER PAYMENT METHODS MAY BE ACCEPTED ON PICKUP - PLEASE CONTACT ME IF DESIRED. PAYMENT NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 10 CALENDAR DAYS OF AUCTION-END WILL RENDER THE SUBJECT ITEM AS UNPAID AND BUYER IN DEFAULT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE WITH SELLER.

 

INVOICES - SELLER WILL RENDER AN INVOICE INCLUDING SHIPPING CHARGES AT AUCTION END.

 

SHIPPING - BUYER WILL PAY SHIPPING. USPS PRIORITY MAIL IS THE PREFERRED SHIPPING METHOD; SELLER WILL WORK WITH BUYER IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE NEEDED OR PRUDENT. SHIPPING FOR AVERAGE SIZE MANTLE CLOCKS IS USUALLY IN THE $30-40 RANGE PLUS INSURANCE. FOR LARGE AND HEAVIER MANTLE CLOCKS, SHIPPING WILL RUN IN THE $60-100 RANGE DEPENDING ON ZIP CODE, WITH HIGHER PRICES TO BE EXPECTED ON SHIPMENTS TO WESTERN UNITED STATES ZIP CODES. INSURANCE IS REQUIRED ON ALL CLOCK SHIPMENTS.

 

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

 

 

FOUR E COMMERCE SOUND FILES OF THE SETH CHIME CLOCK NUMBER 101 - 1921 WITH #113B MOVEMENT IN OPERATION ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF MY LISTING AND ALSO AVAILABLE IN .WMA FORMAT:

 

1. VOICE INTRODUCTION

2. PENDULUM BEAT-ESCAPEMENT/VERGE/CRUTCH AND TIME GEAR TRAIN OPERATION SOUNDS OF THE #113B MOVEMENT – LISTEN FOR CLEAN AND EVEN SOUND, REGULARITY, AND THE ABSENCE OF ODD OR IRREGULAR NOISES.

 

3. WESTMINSTER SEQUENCES AT 7:15 – 7:30 – 7:45 – LISTEN FOR EVEN TEMPO WITH NO DRAGGING AND NO STRANGE SOUNDS.

4. FULL WESTMINSTER SEQUENCE AND HOUR STRIKE AT 8:00 -        LISTEN FOR PURE DEEP NOTES WITH GOOD TIMBRE, RICH DECAY AND EVEN TEMPO OF THE MOVEMENT RATHER THAN SLOW/SLUGGISH TEMPO.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SOUND RECORDING:

 

        THE MICROPHONE IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE MOVEMENT FOR RECORDING PURPOSES, AND SOME NORMAL GEAR TRAIN OPERATION SOUNDS WILL BE HEARD. THE OPERATION SOUNDS ARE NOT NOTICED AT TYPICAL LISTENING DISTANCES.

 

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PLAY THE E COMMERCE AUDIO PLAYER, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND THE .WMA FILES TO YOU. INCLUDE YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ADDRESS PLEASE.

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