Seth Thomas 12 Inch Drop Octagon wall clock. Mahogany case. Time only.

This “Drop Octagon Twelve Inch” was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, Connecticut. These clocks are commonly called “School House” clocks because they were often used in school rooms across the country. Severalother Companies made similar models. The Seth Thomas version of this clock is in my opinion, the model by which all others are judged.

This is a special example having mahogany that retains its original finish. Mahogany examples do not appear in the marketplace very often. The vast majority of the school clocks seen today are constructed in oak. The fact that this example is mahogany would imply that it was made for a residential setting or perhaps an office.

The spring wound movement is brass construction and is die stamped by the Maker on the front plate. It is and designed run eight days on a full wind. These clocks are very good runners. The brass faced pendulum bob can be viewed through the glass door in the front of the case. The pendulum bob is covered in brass and can be viewed through the glass door in the front of the case.

The dial bezel is brass and has been recently polished. The dial is painted on tin and features large Arabic style hour numerals. The manufacture’s name can be found on this dial. It reads, “SETH THOMAS.”

This clock measures approximately measures 23.5 inches long. This is an outstanding example that was made circa 1900. It is inventory number 219137.

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