Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, Conn. "School House" clock. 8 inch dial, 219138.

This “Drop Octagon 8 Inch” was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, Connecticut. This case form is commonly called a “School House” clock because they were often used in school rooms across the country.

This is a nice clean example. This oak cased clock was made February of 1918 and is so stamped on the back of the case in the Seth Thomas date code. This case measures approximately 17 inches long. The small size makes this model quite versatile. Every room in ones home, office or cottage should have enough space to display it. The case in in good condition retaining its original rich reddish finish that the Seth Thomas Company called a “Fumed” finish. This finish format gave the clock case an aged appearance when brand new.

The time only movement has been recently serviced and is in excellent working order. The brass front plate that is die-stamped with the Maker’s trademark and the model number “41B.” This movement is spring wound being fitted with a Geneva Stop winding mechanism. It is designed to run eight-days on a full wind. The pendulum bob is covered in brass. It can be viewed through the circular opening in in the lower door.

The paper dial measures 8 inches in diameter and is applied to a tin pan. This is an original dial and features a closed minute ring and the wording “MAMNFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” printed along the outside at the bottom. Large Arabic style hour numerals are positioned inside the ring. The Maker’s name is printed in block lettering across the center of the dial. A brass bezel, which has been polished is fitted with glass to protect the dial.

This very nice example is inventory number 219138.

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