Seth Thomas rare quarter striking mantle clock, "Atlas", ca 1884, as indicated by the factory manufacturing stamp on the backboard. Made of carefully selected walnut wood, the clock is 22.5 inches high, three quarter turned columns on the front and quarter columns on the back. The columns were turned showing grooves and various thicknesses. The case is highly polished and looks like a parlor clock should. Nickel plated Seth Thomas bob, beveled and etched like only they could. Matching nickel pendulum hanger, gong base, hinges, and dial rings. Over half of the old black label remains on the base, brass beat scale, and brass strike hammers. An outstanding glass with gold design, original painted zinc dial is about as good as you could hope for in a clock this old, and particularly a Seth Thomas dial, as they always lose their paint early. Some crusty finish remains but for the most part, it has been well maintained with regular cleaning and polishing. We just do not get these quarter hour strikers (Atlas and Hecla) that are any better than this. I would think the new Ly- Seth Thomas books due out in late 1994 will value this clock upwards of $2500. Ly-Seth Thomas (1996 Book) page276.