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:
Loura Mahle wrote:
Today I picked up my SETH THOMAS antique large wall clock weighted with pulleysAND WEIGHTS on eBay.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! months ago and am really happy with it.Walton wrote:
Got my Super rare 1933 Ticonometer Time Travel Indicator Seth Thomas Model A741 some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Gloria wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Plymouth Banjo Clock George Washington 8 Day Key & Original Tablet years ago and am really happy with the price.Cammie wrote:
Recently I bought my Original Seth Thomas Sessions Adamantine Clock Pillar Bases Column Shasta Parts at garage sale.Danyell wrote:
Last week I found my ORIGINAL SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE STEAMPUNK INDUSTRIAL ART CLOCK PARTS SIGNED MARKED on eBay.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS CLOCK on eBay.Jennifer wrote:
Today my son picked up my Beautiful Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock on eBay.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Square Gallery Clock No. 10 Movement some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Sharell wrote:
Got my 10 Antique Mantle Clock Pendulum Weights Seth Thomas Gilbert Ansonia French some time ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Wall Clock, early nineteenth century, weights & pulleys, parts some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement some time ago and am totally pleased with the price.Kelvin wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock No. 6 Tambour some time ago and am really happy the purchase.Brian wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS ART DECO MANTEL CLOCK WITH A WESTMINSTER SANGAMO MOTOR. years ago and am really happy how much it cost.Kimberely wrote:
Today my daughter bought my Seth Thomas Westminster Chime # 75 Mantle Clock With Rebuilt # 113 Movement at a yard sale.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Just yesterday I bought my Vintage Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Mantel Clock Medbury-5E Model E701-004 on eBay.Fay Dudas wrote:
Got my Large Clock Pendulum Bob. Howard? Seth Thomas? Self winding? hours ago and am really happy the quality.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas (?) Prentiss 60 Day "Empire" Calendar Wall Clock Movement years ago and am really happy with the price.Herb wrote:
Just last week I found my Antique Seth Thomas Clock movement at a yard sale.Rachael Levan wrote:
Got my Early Seth Thomas Clock Movement years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.