Seth Thomas “Chime Clock No. 214”, ca. 1913. A 14-inch mahogany cabinet that strikes on 8 bells, playing either Whittington or Westminster chimes on the quarter hours. Perfect. The case is fine, the silvered dial shows wear; I wouldn’t let that bother you, this is a player not a looker – if you haven’t heard eight, patented, resonated Sonora bells, you haven’t heard the best. There is a beveled convex glass in the bezel. The clock is running and striking without problem. If you want a clock with additional design elements check out #203, but you won’t get a better sound. This is a great clock at a good price if you are considering entering the chime clock world (MMG/C, I’m talking to you). Sonora 8-bell chime clocks sell consistently between $1600-$2400.
Antique American Clocks January 2023