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hello

 i do own an antique seth thomas clock which i would like to know some details about

i have attached a photograph of my clock and its in working condition, its label is not available. though i checked through internet i was not able to have a proper description

please be kind enough to tell me when this clock was made , and the around value of it.

 as there are little damages on the wooden box , i hope to repaint it , will it be good or just leaving it as it is will be better.

thank you very much

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This is called a short drop octagon or a school clock. Yours is shown in the Seth Thomas 1910 catalog but this style was made over a long period of time; from about 1880-1930. Its value is $75-150. This was finished wood originally and any collector would strip off any paint. Best to leave as is.

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Barry W Macomber

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My experience is mostly with 19th century American clocks. I can answer repair questions and can identify most clocks of this period. I cannot answer questions about non-American clocks.

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Many years buying, selling, and collecting American clocks.

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