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 Rare Antique Seth Thomas Larkin Soap Company Calendar Clock Regulator some time ago and am really happy with the price.Walton wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS HALF CLOCK COLUMNS /SHELF/MANTEL/WALL/ CLOCKS 3 at a yard sale.Kasie wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Clock - Office Regulator - One Day - Pat. Nov 4th 1879 years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Sharell wrote:
Just last week my daughter found my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK 1892 B- BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! on Amazon.Andera wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas ~ Baxter -2E ~ Electric Clock ~ Vintage some time ago and am totally pleased the quality.Latricia Starner wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK 1907 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! months ago and am really happy that I got it.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Got my Large Seth Thomas Kitchen Shelf Clock with Roaring Lions? Dragons? some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Cathie Rahaim wrote:
Today I picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Clock No 124 Movement Mahogany Case Inlay Model No 53? on Amazon.Andera wrote:
Last week my daughter picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS CLOCK - NOT WORKING at a yard sale.Jules wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE MANTEL MANTLE CLOCK weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Roxy Malson wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE "RIVAL" MODEL ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Leora wrote:
Recently my daughter bought my Seth Thomas Antique Eclipse Walnut Balltop Shelf Mantle Clock Painted Glass on Amazon.Yetta wrote:
Recently my daughter picked up my ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK FEET, SETH THOMAS,SESSIONS,ANSONIA,INGRAHA AND MORE on eBay.Magnolia wrote:
Got my VINTAGE Antique Seth Thomas Polished Slate and Marble LARGE HEAVY CLOCK CASE hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Recently I found my Seth thomas legacy 3 westminster chime mantle clock..works great. on Amazon.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my VINTAGE ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS LARGE 26" OGEE WEIGHT DRIVEN WOOD CLOCK GLASS FRONT hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Ayanna wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Mantle Clock Runs NO RESERVE #44CL months ago and am really happy the purchase.Dean wrote:
Got my 2 Mainsprings for Seth Thomas 8 day Clock years ago and am really happy the purchase.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Martha wrote:
Recently I found my Seth Thomas Mantle Clock at garage sale.