Seth Thomas Regulator Number 31. Mahogany.
Seth Thomas Wall Regulator No. 31. Working
This very impressive wall clock measures approximately 68 inches long, 25 inches wide and is 9 inches deep. The case is constructed in mahogany and retains its original finish. This surfaced has been waxed and remains a lovely deep rich color. The case features decorative details that include turned finials at the top and bottom of the case, reeded moldings are used in the construction of the door frame, and inset panel is incorporated in the construction of the backboard.
The painted zinc dial is framed with a brass bezel and measures a full 18 inches in diameter. It displays the hours in large Arabic numerals. The seconds have their own subsidiary seconds dial. The time is displayed by two large decorative hands that retain their original bluing. The minute hand, due to its length, is counter balanced. This dial is also signed by the Maker.
The brass constructed movement is very good quality. It is weight powered and wound with a crank key. This clock is designed to run eight days on a full wind. The front plate is die stamped with the Maker's name and trademark. The plates are shaped like a trapezoid and as a result it tapers at the top. The escapement is a Graham deadbeat that is adjustable from the top. The gearing incorporates maintaining or retaining power. A shaped wood rod supports the brass faced pendulum bob. This is suspended from an iron bracket that is mounted to the backboard. The weight is also covered in brass and descends in front of the pendulum. Please note the swing indicator mounted to the backboard.
This large wall clock was made circa 1900.The photos of this clock were taken before it was serviced.
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