Seth Thomas hanging clock, "Panama", ca 1888. The factory stamped the back of this case with the date the clock was made, "8881A", which was Seth's secret code for January 1888. This fine clock was made of the best walnut, is 30" high, and has been rubbed to a furniture shine, which I prefer. I know some of you do not; you want the old crusty look. The movement is 8 day, striking a Cathedral gong on the hours. This is a living room or den clock, not a basement or garage clock. The size is right to hang the clock almost anywhere, and the gong is very pleasing and doesn't sound like a fire truck coming down the street. The dial rings and gong stand are nickel, the beat indicator and old bob are brass. There are a few unexplained nicks in the bob. Ly-Seth Thomas No. 475.