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Antique Seth Thomas "Eclipse" Model Clock

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Seth Thomas Eclipse

Catalog Description:

Seth Thomas, hanging "Eclipse", or balltop, as most collectors calls them. No one has given a logical explanation as to why Seth Thomas made the shelf and wall balltop's. One picture of a shelf model is buried in the back of Tran Duy Ly's Seth Thomas book in the "Movement Description" section. We have seen hundreds so we know they were a production clock. Several different movements were used in the balltop's, this one has the large 8 day Lyre movement, No. 5 7/8, with Geneva stops still intact. It is time, strike on a large brass Cathedral gong, and alarms on a brass bell. Other brass accessories are the pendulum, hanger, dial rings, alarm set ring, beat scale, and all the hinges, latches, and hooks. The 27" walnut case is all original, never cleaned. There is a good label inside. Ly-Seth Thomas, Page 479.