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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

145.             $1500

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Fashion No. 6”, 1887-1889. After the Southern Calendar Clock Co. went out of business in 1889 Seth Thomas bought the company and began producing the clocks under their own name (having previously provided the movements used by SCCC).  At this time ST switched the movements to a long drop pendulum, used in all subsequent ST Fashion models, including this one.  The walnut case is almost 33 inches tall with the center finial, which has a replaced spire (as does the left finial).  The finish is very light on this example.  The dial glass is old, the Fashion lettering is correct for this model.  Both dials have been repainted, the hands are the correct nickel-plated Fashion hands.  The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is labeled “Made by Seth Thomas for the Southern Calendar Clock Co.”, making it a bit unusual, as most movements in this model were made after the SCCC went bankrupt.  It has a long drop pendulum with a damascened nickel pendulum.  The clock is running, striking on a cathedral gong, and the calendar is advancing.  AAC sold a No. 6 last winter for $2200.  $1500–$2200.

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