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:
Lurline Reneau wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS OG SHELF CLOCK FOR PARTS some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock 4 1/2 Movement hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Prince wrote:
Got my 1876 SETH THOMAS DOUBLE DIAL CALENDAR CLOCK years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Brian Hundley wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Ginger Bread Mantle /Kitchen Clock some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Verlie wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 day time and strike mantel clock. months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Fay Dudas wrote:
Recently I found my Seth Thomas Adamantine embossed clock face and bezel on Amazon.Prince wrote:
Today my wife bought my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Clock at a yard sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Last week my daughter found my Seth Thomas Plymouth Conn Triple Decker Weight Clock Movement & Dial Parts at a yard sale.Wayne wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SMALL OGEE MANTEL SHELF CLOCK CASE PART on Amazon.Walton wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my Vintage 50's Seth Thomas Wood Mantle Chime Clock Lynton Art Deco Working! at garage sale.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Jules wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS LEGACY IV 8 DAY MANTEL CLOCK - WESTMINSTER CHIME WITH KEY - GERMANY hours ago and am really happy the quality.David wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock months ago and am totally pleased with it.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock at a yard sale.Margy wrote:
Today my kids found my Antique Seth Thomas Mantel Camel Back Clock at a yard sale.Nathan wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Shelf Clock No. 102 Adamandine Parts or Repairs hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Octavio wrote:
Today my son picked up my OLD SETH THOMAS MANTLE SHELF CLOCK MOVEMENT CLOCK PARTS on eBay.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week I bought my Vintage Seth Thomas mantle clock with 89 movement and chime at a yard sale.Mollie wrote:
Recently I bought my OLD SETH THOMAS MANTLE SHELF CLOCK LADY COLUMNS TRIM ORNAMENTS PARTS on eBay.Cecila wrote:
Today my daughter found my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTLE CLOCK NICE COND WORKS GOOD! NoRes on Amazon.