Posted 1/11/2021 23:18 (#8744030 - in reply to #8743880) Subject: RE: Seth Thomas antique grandfather clock?
East Central Kansas
It's a neat looking clock and I sure wouldn't sell it either.
One thing that stands out to me is the location of the second hand pivot. Maybe I'm not comparing your pic and the catalog pic correctly, but it looks like it would be a different distance from the center of the clock face. If that's the case, then it might be a different year model and/or variation of a 70. The Seth Thomas Medbury (mantel clock) was in production for about 40 years (or more), and the case, face, and movement changed over the years, but the model name remained the same, with 4W for earlier, then 5W, then 6W for later (possibly others for the mechanical) following the Medbury name inside the case. Maybe the movement on your clock has a stamped date code of some sort.
Whatever the difference, if any, I'd be glad to have the clock in your pic hanging on my wall, even with the Mercury pendulum.