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:
Just yesterday my daughter found my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE CELULOID COLUMN MANTLE CLOCK GREY/BROWN at garage sale.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my 1915 Seth Thomas Mahogany Mantle Clock - Model Turin - Very Clean years ago and am really happy how much it cost.Marya wrote:
Today my son-in-law picked up my Mad Men era Seth Thomas modern alarm clock bakelite case made in Germany works at garage sale.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE SHASTA MODEL BLACK ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK - Restored months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Verlie wrote:
Last week I bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS WALL CLOCK'S SIGNED MOVEMENTS, . WORKING. at a yard sale.Chiquita wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock Three colum 89 Movement at garage sale.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Electric Shelf / Mantle Clock Model Z 22 – Works Great! hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine Shelf Clock. 8 Day T&S with Half Hour Gong. Running well at garage sale.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Prospect 2 Mantle Clock Inlaid Wood GREAT 1913 some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Yetta wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 Day 15" Square Oak Case "Gallery Model" Office Clock weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Jenette wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock case with bezel, convex glass, Arabic dial some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my 2-Seth thomas LYNTON,clock movement for partsmmade in Germany years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Myra wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Mahogany Mantel Clock Key Wind with Chimes hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Mercedes Busick wrote:
Just yesterday my wife bought my Antique Seth Thomas 8 Day Mantel Clock Movement + Dial + Gong NEEDS REPAIR NR on eBay.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Recently I bought my VINTAGE WESTMINSTER CHIME MOVEMENT SETH THOMAS WOODBURY MANTEL CLOCK on Amazon.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my Seth Thomas 1830 Four Column Square Weight Shelf Clock at garage sale.Vicente Manville wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 Day Mantle Clock some time ago and am really happy with the price.Magnolia wrote:
Just last week my son-in-law bought my SETH THOMAS BEZEL ANTIQUE ORIGINAL MANTEL / SHELF CLOCK PARTS on eBay.Kristel Raschke wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Seth Thomas "Navarre" Wooden Cabinet Mantel Clock on eBay.Sims wrote:
Just last week I bought my Vintage Seth Thomas Kieninger & Obergfell Electronic Brass Glass Clock Working at a yard sale.