Mantel clock, made by Seth Thomas, Plymouth, Connecticut, circa 1865.
Rectangular wooden veneer case with half columns at sides. Upper door has clear glass to show dial. Lower glass panel decorated with eagle above American flag Lower door has glass decorated with parrots on a branch. Weight driven; anchor escapement. Eight day movement.
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 30/04/1928
Mr Seth Thomas, Thomastown, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1860
Plymouth Hollow was renamed Thomastown in Thomas's honour in 1865, so the clock is likely to have been manufactured somewhere close to this date.
Frame is marked 'S. Thomas, Plymouth, Conn USA'. Label inside case is marked 'Eight Day Brass Clocks, Made & Sold by Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Conn.'
Type of item
47 cm (Length), 12 cm (Width), 82 cm (Height)