Condition Report For Lot# 497 :
this as found clock is not for the faint at heart, but can come to life. It has no pendulum or weight. [weight cord goes up over a roller in the case top and down the right side, with a square bottom iron weight about 6 inches long] The rosewood veneered case has substantial veneer losses to the lower door and upper bezel. The original dial is very dirty, and with flakes, but the Dial House could clean and restore without repainting. Left quarter gilt molding is lacking from lower door. Bottom left OG return is missing as are both corbel shaped side pieces. The black & gilt tablet is missing. The original keystone failed and there is an envelope with some parts that could be modified to fit. For a similar clock in good condition, see Tran Duy Ly's "Seth Thomas Clock & Movements" Vol. 1, p. 273 (although the c1880 date shown there is too late as the Regulator No. 3 replaced this model in 1879). An nice clock, but challenging project for the patient restorer. Ht 44"