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:
Today my kids found my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Clock Sentinel #3 - w/ Key! at garage sale.Theron wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Mahogany mantel clock movement #89, Sentinel #1 runs great weeks ago and am really happy the purchase.Nathan wrote:
Got my Antique Clock Seth Thomas Mantel Clock years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Just yesterday my wife bought my Antique Seth Thomas Alarm Clock on Amazon.Elwood wrote:
Recently my kids picked up my SETH THOMAS Antique Wooden Clock Movement-BEST OFFER- on Amazon.Gloria wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Bracket Clock Legacy V, 1979, 8-Day 3-chime key wound, Needs Work months ago and am really happy that I got it.Davida Morrow wrote:
Today I picked up my Rare Antique Seth Thomas Larkin Soap Company Calendar Clock Regulator on eBay.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Clock Chime No. 73 113 Movement hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Magnolia wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1913 BEAUTIFULl!!-Restored--!!!! weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Brent wrote:
Last week I found my Antique Seth Thomas Oak Eight Day HALF HOUR GLASS FRONT Mantle Kitchen Clock at a yard sale.Dean wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE WALNUT GINGERBREAD CLOCK weeks ago and am really happy how much it cost.Christeen wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement at garage sale.Cammie wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK PENDULUM MODEL E511-003 NO KEY years ago and am really happy with the price.Chris wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTEL SHELF CLOCK MOVEMENT + DIAL PARTS REPAIR years ago and am really happy with it.Davida Morrow wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS BEEHIVE MANTEL CLOCK WITH ORIGINAL KEY & PENDULUM MAHOGANY months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Chiquita wrote:
Today my kids found my Antique Seth Thomas Shelf Clock Wood Case With A Inlaid Flower Working Condition at a yard sale.Chris wrote:
Recently I found my Antique Seth Thomas 4 Jewel Beehive Mantel Clock in Leather covered Wood "Milan" on eBay.Brent wrote:
Just yesterday my kids picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1906 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! at garage sale.Micki wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Wooden Shelf Mantel Clock weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Aldo wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Pillar and Scroll Wood Movement hours ago and am really happy the purchase.