Antique American Clocks January 2022
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Chronometer Lever No. 5010”, ca. 1913. A 10.25-inch nickel case with a hinged bezel and push-button lock. Heavy plate glass, etched metal silvered dial imprinted with “Crosby Steam Gage & Valve Co., Boston, USA”. More from the catalog description: “High-grade, easy-running, double-spring movement. Should a spring break, the other will run the clock until repair can be made.” Lever escapement. The clock is running enthusiastically and both springs are good; it must run at least 8 days. Few sales of this model; Fontaine’s sold one in 2010 for $600. $500-$800.