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Seth Thomas

A Seth Thomas wall clock has been handed down in my mother’s family for generations.

My father had kept this clock as a mantle ornament, and after waiting more than six months since his death for the clock shop to put it in working order, I have happily and delightedly brought the antique home.

The documentation we have for this clock dates it to the 1830s, based on visual characteristics of the case and mechanism, and some paperwork from the Seth Thomas company.

I carefully dusted this clock when I was a child, and as a teenager I was finally allowed it to wind it and keep it running. Now holding pride of place in my dining room, she will be mounted later this summer on the wall as an even more prominent focal point in my home.

Can you tell I love this clock?