Mantle or shelf clocks were very popular back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Aside from being reliable timepieces, these clocks were also greatly used for decoration mainly because they were small and affordable. The mantle clocks were given such a name because they can be comfortably placed on a mantel or shelf because of their size. Although they were first introduced in France, the mantle clocks became popular in the United States and one of the reasons for this was a company called Seth Thomas clocks.
Seth Thomas clocks are the perfect timepieces for people who value both quality and excellent craftsmanship. For over 200 years, their clocks have added elegance and beauty to many homes. These reliable timepieces are normally used to accentuate a home in its final stages of adding finishing touches.
These mantle clocks are some of the best and most popular in the world. These clocks possess unique qualities. They are breathtakingly elegant in design and masterfully-crafted, being made of only the finest materials. With ornate decorations and only the finest of wood, these clocks are truly a possession to be proud of owning.
Most of the mantle clocks, Seth Thomas' included, were made out of wood and came with a swinging pendulum. Aside from oak, American mantle clocks were also made out of oak and had brass or iron as supplementary materials. This is one of the reasons why they were, and still are, sturdy and long lasting. Mantle clocks also have additional features like a calendar and creative painted scenes.
Some examples of mantle clocks by Seth Thomas clocks are the following:
Laronda Tippit wrote:
Today my son-in-law bought my SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE TAMBOUR MANTEL CLOCK ALTO 1920'S at a yard sale.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my Antique Sonora Seth Thomas Mantel Clock Bells Westminster Chimes Adamantine years ago and am really happy with the price.James wrote:
Today I picked up my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK at a yard sale.Doug wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Regulator Wall Clock W/Works for Parts/Repair! Needs TLC! weeks ago and am totally pleased the quality.Joe wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Adamantine Antique Mantel Clock No 35 NICE hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Bill wrote:
Recently I bought my Vtg. Seth Thomas wooden USA Wall Clock w/key-brass/glass door 10 1/4"diam. E-33 at a yard sale.Dalila Risinger wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS WALNUT SHELF CLOCK----DARK FINISH years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Verlie wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS 3 5/8 MANTEL CLOCK / WALL CLOCK ANTIQUE MOVEMENT weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Cira wrote:
Today my kids picked up my Seth Thomas Mantle Clock Turin Model for parts at garage sale.Dustin wrote:
Got my Beautiful Antique Ogee Seth Thomas Wall Clock Large Size Reverse Painting #11 hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my c1860 SETH THOMAS ROSEWOOD COTTAGE MANTLE SHELF CLOCK REVERSE PAINTED PANEL 30HR at a yard sale.Theron wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Beehive Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes Works Great!! weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Christeen wrote:
Today I found my Antique Seth Thomas 1880's Regulator Wall Clock at a yard sale.Holly Kiel wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Banjo Clock, for parts, as is, restore years ago and am really happy the quality.Joe wrote:
Just last week I bought my SETH THOMAS 4 1/2 MANTEL CLOCK / WALL CLOCK ANTIQUE MOVEMENT on Amazon.Kelvin wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCK some time ago and am really happy the quality.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Last week I found my PLYMOUTH BY SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE WALNUT MANTLE CLOCK at a yard sale.Martha wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas mantle clock with 89 movement and chime weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Got my ORIGINAL SETH THOMAS CLOCK PENDULUM USEFUL FOR A FASHION CALENDAR weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Micki wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Triple Decker 8 Day Time & Strike Weight Clock Movement Part at a yard sale.