Carriage Clocks

Carriage musical clock with alarm

    Carriage musical clock with alarm


    early 20th century

    Seth Thomas Clock Company

    Brass, glass, steel; presswork, mechanical work, casting

    14 x 17 x 10 cm; cylinder 3.5 x 1.6 cm

    On the rear mounting plate near clockwork crown: “F/S”; mark on the dial: “S.T” and signature: “MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”


    Clock in the case of yellow color metal broad ornately shaped socle with oblique grooves and corner feet. The facade and lateral sides are closed with cast panels with a voluminous floral ornament. Miniature macaroons are in the center of side panels. The presswork grooved door closes the rear side. Top corrugated cover with molded figured handle - bracket. Round paper dial under facet glass in smooth polished bezel is on the façade central part. Large scale with minute divisions and Roman numerals denoting hours and two small ones arranged vertically are on the dial. Central hours and minutes hands are spear-shaped, blued. The manufacturer's trademark in the form of a square inscribed in circle, with Gothic letters “S T” is above the axis of arrows. The clock movement with lever escapement, the horizontal balance axis and two open springs are assembled on two vertical mounting plates. The lower round knurled crown sets the alarm time, the hands are adjusted by the upper one. Square pins for winding the clockwork and musical springs are on the crowns right and left sides. The clockwork regulator is on the mounting plate top part.

    The musical movement with a cylinder and a sound comb with 29 teeth is placed in the base socle.