Dating a seth thomas clock
An interesting feature of this clock is that it can be regulated without stopping it.
The last picture is one I found online and is basically the same clock, but with the decorations still intact. Sessions Westminster Chime & Strike clock, mid 1920's.
In the early 1860s , the Seth Thomas clock company began production of the number 2 regulator.
the number 2 model was produced, with very few changes, until 1950 and thus is probably the longest produced single model in clock manufacturing history.
A website on Jerome clocks identifies the movement as a type 1.211.
These are numbers given by collectors to identify variations in the movements, and would not have been used by the manufacturer. Remarkably, much of the label is intact and readable.
Chauncey Jerome began his career in clockmaking under Eli Terry.
By 1822, Jerome and his brother, Noble, had their own shop making a mass-produced wooden movement 30-hour and 8-day clocks.
Third picture shows the case after I found some original Sessions feet and some repro lions for the sides.
The case has had a coating of reddish-brown varnish applied very sloppy.
A few pieces of veneer are missing, but nothing major. You can see a bull's-eye or bubble in the lower right corner of the tablet.
This clock uses a strip-pallet deadbeat escapement.
Like most mantle clocks, it can be regulated from the front without stopping the pendulum. Chauncey Jerome Thirty Hour Ogee clock circa 1841-1842 This is the oldest clock in my collection, and appropriately, one that changed American clockmaking.