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Copyright © 1995-2022 Michael P. Murray & Mike's Clock Clinic Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: NAWCC P. O. Box 562 1151 D Street Fossil, OR 97830-0562 Phone: 541-370-2440

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Seth Thomas used "capsules", made by General Time, in some clocks, which I have a limited supply of used capsules. If you're reading this I still have some stock left. The capsules sell for $125.00 plus the usual $20.00 priority mailing (Canada is $45.00), which brings your total cost to $145.00 and has a 2-year warranty. These capsules are never rebuilt and therefore it is not necessary to send me the old rotor.  My turn time is around a week. I do not know of any substitute nor do I have specific any information about RPM or the direction it is suppose to turn and if I do it would be further on in the Web page. If you want to send in the clock for motor or rotor replacement, please be advised that your costs will increase by $85.00 with everything else staying the same.   The increase covers the increase in return shipping and insurance and includes my labor charge of $50.00 for the replacement service.  I can ship at that price for clocks up to 22″ long ($200.00 total). Replace Seth Thomas capsule clock motor $125.00 Labor and cleaning of movement $50.00 Return shipping and handling $50.00 or $75.00 if longer than 22″ Total $225.00 The above assumes you ship the entire clock and does not include a warranty on the movement (mechanism) because that may need to be overhauled as well.  Most times the movement does not need to be overhauled but if it did then you're looking at an additional $300.00 for a possible total of $500.00, then the movement would have the same 2-year warranty as the motor. Overhaul of a time only electric movement is $300.00, if is strikes the hour then $400.00, if it chime each quarter hour then $500.00. I'll not ship the casule until I received payment. I accept personal checks, certified checks, or company checks for payment but repeat customers may use personal checks. Normally shipping takes place one week or so after I receive payment and thanks! If you use a personal check then please allow 10 days before shipping to allow the check to clear.
You might as well test your coil while your in the clock. So before you order the capsule, take a Multimeter or Volt/Ohm meter, these are less than $10.00 at any hardware store, and with no current on the motor, set the meter to Ohms and touch the two leads to the end of the wires and see if you get a reading. Just about any reading is a good one and zero would be perfect. But if you get no reading what-so-ever then the motor's coil is dead and you will need that as well. The coil is located inside the field.
Seth Thomas Field and Coil
I sell these field and coils as well for $125.00 each plus shipping, which is the usual $20.00 priority mailing (Canada is $45.00). You should be aware that these coils run hot and even replacing them will not solve your heat situation and that's how they were made.
For return shipping I use USPS for all shipping. If you want to use another carrier then you will have to arrange everything for shipping, meaning I hand the box to the driver, get a receipt and nothing else.
Some Seth Thomas clocks used a General Time motor

I would like payment by money order, certified check, personal check, business check, or through Pay Pal or Square, which is the only way I take credit cards. I do prefer a check over Pay Pal or Square because Pay Pal and Square take 3%. I only take credit cards if you are in the USA or Canada. The 3% is added to the total bill if you use a credit card. With either Pay Pal or Square, I will send an invoice to your E-mail address. Here you are dealing directly with either service and not me. You do not have to be a member of Pay Pal or Square in order to issue a payment but the 3% will be added to your total bill. All of the added fees are exactly what either service charges me for taking your credit card.

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Respectfully, Michael P. Murray Memberships Include: National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors An Internet private E-mailing list called Clocksmiths N.A.W.C.C. National 400-day Clock Chapter # 168 A service from, E-mail address: Mike Murray Founder of Clocksmiths A specialist in Atmos and 400-day clock repair. Also, I overhaul most plug in electric clocks. In continuous service since 04/01/1982. Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC P. O. Box 562 1151 D Street Fossil, OR 97830-0562 Phone: 541-370-2440 My main Web site is located at Main FTP site is located at Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC N.A.W.C.C. International 400-day Clock Chapter # 168 Published in Chapter 168's "Torsion Times" Published in AWCI's "Horological Times" Formally AWCI's 400-day (Anniversary) clock Bench Course Instructor!

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Created in December of 1995 and last updated January 02, 2022.