Early Seth Thomas 30 hour OG, ca. 1845. 26 inches tall, 15 11/16 inches wide. Replacement lower glass painted for me by Lee Davis.
Rear of clock.
Dial and hands. Hands not original, but of the correct style. Minute hand is an old hand, hour hand is a new reproduction.
Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks.
Early features of dial: tapered numerals 3, 4 and 8, small winding holes (8.2 mm). Has an engraved brass nameplate, an unusual feature.
Rear of dial.
The brass nameplate on on the dial. S. THOMAS PLYMOUTH CONN U S A
Movement type 1.241, early. Brass hammer with crescent shaped cutout. Deep teeth on count wheel. Wide rim on count wheel and time mainwheel. Count lever has inserted eyelet for trip wire (on later movements the count lever is bent to form an eyelet).
Front of movement.
Rear of movement.
Close view of count lever, showing the inset eyelet for the wire. The eyelet is used only on early examples of this movement.
Movement in case..
Movement in case. Lower nut on gong base not original.
Case without movement. Lower screw on gong base not original.
Bottom of label, showing the printer's line: ELIHU GEER, JOB AND CARD PRINTER, HARTFORD. Since the address is not given, the label was printed sometime in the years 1842 - 1845.
Label close up. Lower nut on gong base not original.
Label close up. BRASS CLOCKS MADE AND SOLD BY SETH THOMAS
Label. Lower nut on gong base not original.
Label, gong and hammer. Early style, crescent shaped hammer.
Replacement tablet, a reproduction of an original. Painted on old glass by Lee Davis.
When I bought the clock, it had this non-original picture behind a non-original clear glass.