My Seth Thomas Yard Sale Find
Seth Thomas Clock
I am quite a yard sale and auction kind of guy. I recently passed a yard sale near my home just this past Saturday (July 12,) and decided to turn around and take a look at their goods. I immediately saw this little clock. I knew it was old and I knew it was special. I picked it up and realized it was a vintage Leather covered Wooden Seth Thomas Alarm Clock.
Being a collector of clocks, I knew I had to have it. The price on the clock stated $3.00, however the bevel glass was loose, and I offered $2.00 to the gentleman, to my excitment, he accepted my offer. This little clock is a truly high quality piece, from a company that used to be known as the Tiffany of Connecticut.
This particular model dates back to 1930 to 1950. The bevel glass and trim along the edge are all brass. The alarm still works and has a wonderful little bell sound. The clock was still marked with the label which reads "Seth Thomas Clock SEVERN-2 Thomaston, Conn. USA "5009"(184). This cute little clock is 3 3/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" deep. Once home I disassembled the little clock, discovered a tiny screw which held the glass snuggly against the face had come loose, after tightening it up, the glass is now secure. I then cleaned it throughly, and put it back together. Aside from missing the knob on the alarm on/off, which is easy replaced, the little clock is perfect.
Seth Thomas clocks are very popular with collectors. The Seth Thomas Clock Company has a very long and interesting history. You can find out about it by clicking here.