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:
Got my Seth Thomas Plymouth Hollow CT Small Shelf Mantel Clock weeks ago and am really happy with it.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Got my 2 Mainsprings for Seth Thomas 8 day Clock hours ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Ayanna wrote:
Recently my daughter bought my Seth Thomas Ogee Movement for parts or restoration on eBay.Prince wrote:
Today my son-in-law bought my Antique 1800s Seth Thomas Reverse Painted Glass Portrait Wood 8 Day Chime Clock on eBay.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Today I bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTEL CLOCK NO. 96 CHIME - WORKING CONDITION KEY INCLUDED at a yard sale.Annett Glanton wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Clock months ago and am really happy the quality.Dustin wrote:
Last week I found my Seth Thomas Adamantine Antique Mantel Clock No 35 on eBay.Gloria wrote:
Got my Rare Antique Seth Thomas 124 Movement Westminster Chime 94 Mantle Clock - 1930s hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Dean wrote:
Recently I bought my Beautiful Vintage Seth Thomas Wind-Up Model E538-001 Mantle Clock WORKS!!! LOOK at a yard sale.Maisie Ek wrote:
Just last week my son-in-law found my SETH THOMAS CRYSTAL REGULATOR CLOCK on eBay.Ayanna wrote:
Just last week my kids bought my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement on Amazon.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Last week my wife found my Seth Thomas mantel clock on eBay.Martha wrote:
Last week my wife found my RARE 1898 D SETH THOMAS BLACK & GREEN MARBLEIZED ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK on Amazon.Mollie wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Beehive Mantle Clock weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Briana wrote:
Recently my kids picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS "CHATHAM" GALLERY WALL CLOCK (NO RESERVE) at a yard sale.Sims wrote:
Today I found my Seth Thomas 1898 Model Black and Marble Adamantine Clock Rare Accent Colors at a yard sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Just last week my wife found my Seth Thomas Rosewood Tudor Shelf Mantle Clock Original Painted Dial Finish 2 at garage sale.Vicente Manville wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS SENTINEL #14 - 1928 ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Just yesterday my wife picked up my Seth Thomas Extreme Machine Age Art Deco Copper Brass Clock Works Great! at garage sale.