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:
Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Today I found my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTEL SHELF CLOCK - USA on eBay.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Clock Chime No. 73 113 Movement weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Abby wrote:
Got my Repro Seth Thomas #2 Weight Movement weeks ago and am totally pleased with the price.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Adamantine Movement some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Hilma wrote:
Today I bought my SETH THOMAS BEZEL ANTIQUE ORIGINAL MANTEL / SHELF CLOCK PARTS at garage sale.Walton wrote:
Today I found my Seth Thomas clock movement 89 3 rod with dial at a yard sale.Myra wrote:
Got my Seth-thomas Clock With 89 movement Works great months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Recently I bought my ANTIQUE MANTEL CLOCK LARGE OLD SETH THOMAS WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTLE WORKING on eBay.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth-thomas 8-Day 89 movement clock on eBay.Sharell wrote:
Just last week my kids bought my Vintage Antique Fancy Cast Iron Brass Movement Mantle Shelf Clock Seth Thomas? on Amazon.Torrie wrote:
Recently I bought my Vintage Antique Fancy Cast Iron Brass Movement Mantle Shelf Clock Seth Thomas? at garage sale.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Beehive Mantle Clock some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my Antique Wooden Seth Thomas Clock for Parts/ Repair 5 7/8 Movement years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Dalila Risinger wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS GOTHIC STYLE BEEHIVE MANTLE CLOCK W/BRASS KEY weeks ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Myra wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS WALL CLOCK'S SIGNED MOVEMENTS, . WORKING. weeks ago and am really happy with it.Horacio wrote:
Today I picked up my Union Pacific R.R. Headquarters Station Depot Clock Seth Thomas Wall Clock at garage sale.Sims wrote:
Recently my wife found my SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK on Amazon.Chris wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas ~ Baxter -2E ~ Electric Clock ~ Vintage years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Leora wrote:
Today my son-in-law picked up my Antique Seth Thomas #3 Parlor Calendar Mantel Clock Double Dial Rosewood Case on eBay.Rachael Levan wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas black mantle clock weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.