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Dating painted dials

Ogee case, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses puttied in.

Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks.

Label: printed by Elihu Geer, Hartford, Connecticut, no address given.

This dates it to 1842 - 1845 Dial: metal, two rings drawn around time track, dots for minute marks.

Notice it has the same corner decorations the earliest wooden dial below.

This dial was purchased with its original Seth Thomas movement at a flea market.

Label: printed by Elihu Geer, Hartford, Connecticut, no address given. It is interesting that the earliest dials on the Seth Thomas one day brass clock were painted metal.

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Why did wooden dials appear for a short time around 1845?

It may be that they were left over stock from the wooden movement clocks, which were discontinued in 1844 or 1845.

This is the theory that Richard Tjarks and I have come up with, please if you can provide any information about this.

If you have a Seth Thomas wooden movement ogee clock, so we can compare the dials and case.

Ogee case, original mirror lower glass, made in Plymouth Hollow, glasses puttied in.

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