Beautiful Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 78 Circa 1928 No. 113 Westminster Movement

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Seller: quietstorm78 (686) 100%, Location: Hanover, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 202746791574 Seth Thomas Westminster Chime No. 78! This is a grand chiming Seth Thomas tambour circa 1928 and can be found on page 171 of noted authority Tran Duy Ly's reference book for Seth Thomas Clocks and Movements. It features the finest Seth Thomas No. 113, three-train movement Westminster chiming each quarter-hour and striking the hours on tuned premium quality Mayland Bugle-Tuned Rods. It has a beautiful, accented Mahogany cabinet case with a continuous contrasting burled wood front panel; a 6-inch convex silvered dial with raised bronze numerals; cast sash; silvered mat and convex beveled glass. Measuring 10 inches high, 20 5/8 inches wide and 7 inches deep. The heart of the clock is the very heavy, premium No. 113 high-grade Westminster chime movement attached firmly to a solidly integrated seat board. This movement consists of three separate trains; one to operate the hour strike, the time and the chime functions. All wheels are cut of heavy brass, solid cut steel pinions, hardened and polished; pivots hardened and burnished. Heavy cut steel pallets. The plates made of heavy hard rolled brass. It uses a reliable, heavy-duty chime adjustment or self-correcting lever which regulates or corrects the chime and hour strike automatically within the hour. The quarterly chimes may be silenced by using the small end of the double-ended winding key. The hourly strike will continue even with chimes silenced. This clock would make a great addition to any antique clock collection. If you only want one tambour for your collection, this would be a fantastic, distinctive example! It would also make a fine gift to a very special someone who appreciates antiques. You can purchase this clock with complete confidence that it will perform flawlessly for many years to come. We believe that this clock is almost completely original right down to the Pendulum and Winding Key. The Chime Hammers appear to have been previously replaced as they have the synthetic elastic tips. These types of tips are very durable and give the Clock a very nice Chime and Strike sound when they sound the Mayland "Bugle" Tuned Chime Rods. Every aspect and function of this clock's case and movement have been successfully serviced, restored, repaired and tested! The Case, Dial, Sash and Hands: The case was disassembled, cleaned and inspected. The original wood stain and shellac finish were completely retained. The original finish has been hand rubbed out and several coats of high-quality furniture paste wax were then applied protection to the finish. This is a process that can't be rushed. It takes time to do it right, but the results are worth the time and effort. The dial was thoroughly cleaned and the silver was properly brightened to restore much of the original appearance. Several coats of the highest quality, micro-crystalline curator's paste wax were then applied to help keep the silver clean and bright. The sash was polished and waxed to help keep the brass bright through the weekly handling required to wind the movement. The bronze serpentine hands were cleaned of all tarnish and given several coats of wax. The Movement, Mainsprings, Chime Rods and Pendulum: The movement was completely disassembled, properly overhauled, reassembled, lubricated with high-quality synthetic clock oil and grease and successfully bench tested. All three mainsprings were cleaned, inspected and synthetically lubricated and tested. Chime Rods and Pendulum were also inspected and cleaned and polished. The hammer heads have synthetic inserts which this Chime No. 79 an extremely pleasant, mellow sounding chime and strike. You can listen to the strike and see the healthy pendulum swing in the video below. After sufficient bench testing of the movement, the entire clock was reassembled, set, adjusted, regulated and tested for an additional three weeks. Shipping and Handling: Shipping fee calculations are based upon a heavy duty cardboard shipping container measuring 24" x 18" x 18" and weighing an estimated 25 pounds. An additional $7.50 has been added for estimated insurance and delivery confirmation. Antique mechanical clocks are delicate instruments and shipping precautions are extremely important. In order to help keep the cost of SAFE shipping down for the Buyer, there is no charge additional charge for handling and QUALITY packing materials. Those items and services are not free to us but will be provided to the Buyer free of additional charge. We work hard to restore our clocks to their original beauty and function. We take packing and shipping of the Buyer's clock very seriously and will meet or exceed UPS shipping guidelines. This is very important not only to ensure safe transport but to ensure a successful insurance claim in the event of shipping damage. Most shippers will not honor insurance claims if the item was not packed according to their guidelines. We recommend UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail or USPS Parcel Post if the Buyer requests it. Parcel Post is NOT recommended because handling can be very rough and more frequent. We have not had good luck with FedEx but of course, the Carrier and level of service will be up the Buyer. We'll do everything we can to insure that this clock reaches its new owner in the same condition it was listed in. We are not responsible for shipping damage. That is what shipping insurance is for. We will carefully document all shipping precautions. If there is shipping damage we will help the buyer file an insurance claim in a timely manner. Shipping damage should be reported within 24 hours of delivery. Local Pick-up is also a preferred option Buy with confidence. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! We stand behind what we say and sell on eBay! This is an antique which is over eighty years old. It has probably changed owners several times and it is not perfect. It keeps very good mechanical time, but it cannot provide the accuracy or all of the bells and whistles of modern quartz timepieces. Antique clocks usually have a long history with numerous owners and services. We have strived to provide complete and accurate information on this clock in our listing. We think this is an excellent example of the Seth Thomas "Chime No. 78" and we are happy to offer it to the eBay community. A full set of written set-up instructions will be included with the clock along with a small bubble-level, an accurately sized, doubled-ended winding key and the original adjustable pendulum. The new owner will have direct contact information and will be able to call or e-mail us for help in set up. If the clock is knocked out of adjustment during shipping, the owner may need some professional help to get it set-up and running or to determine if there has been hidden shipping damage. If you are not happy with the clock, you'll have a full two weeks to return it for a refund of your purchase price and original shipping charges. Furthermore, if you find that the clock is not as described, we'll even reimburse you for your return shipping/insurance charges. (For a refund, the clock must be returned in the same condition it was originally shipped. We cannot issue a refund if the Buyer has abused or damaged the clock.) Please read over the entire listing, look carefully at the photos and the video and let us know if you have any questions or want any additional information before. YouTube Video Thank you for your time and consideration! Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Condition: Original, Antique, Case Style: Tambour, Movement: Seth Thomas No 113 Chime, Chime/Strike: Westminster on 5 Mayland Rods

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