Seth Thomas Lobby wall clock. 30-day - 18 inch dial.
This is a a very difficult model to find. It is cataloged as the "18 Inch Lobby" and was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company circa 1909. This example is a timepiece and does not strike. The additional winding arbor on the dial is to wind the additional time spring. As a result, this clock will run 30-days before it needs to be wound again. Therefore, you can hang it high with the intention of winding it only twelve times a year as compared to and eight-day clock which would require 52 windings over the same period.
This fine example is cased in golden oak and retains an older finish. This model features a number of architectural features like a gallery top that is fitted with turned wooden finials and a large carved radiant located in the center. This radiant theme is repeated on the door surrounding the dial. At the bottom of the case is drop pedestal or gallery. The painted zinc dial measure 18 inches in diameter. It features Roman hour numerals, a subsidiary seconds dial and the Maker’s name. The movement is a double spring time only design. It is designed to run thirty days on a full wind. The movement is brass and features a Graham Deadbeat Escapement and is secured to an iron bracket which is mounted to the back of the case. The pendulum hangs from this bracket and the wooden rod supports a brass covered bob.
This clock was made circa 1909 and originally sold for $35.00. It measures approximately 38 inches long and 25 inches wide. This clock is inventory number UU-101.
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