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:
Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Last week I picked up my C.1920 MINIATURE SETH THOMAS CLOCK CONCORD MODEL PILLAR & SCROLL CLOCK on Amazon.James wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my ANTIQUE WALL CLOCK-SETH THOMAS 8 DAY LEVER ROSEWOOD CASE on Amazon.Analisa wrote:
Recently I picked up my Vintage 1960's Seth Thomas Art Deco Woodbury Mantle Clock Westminster Chime at a yard sale.Verlene Odell wrote:
Today my son bought my Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Art Deco Mantle Clock on Amazon.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my 2 Mainsprings for Seth Thomas 8 day Clock hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Brent wrote:
Got my Seth thomas clock. Weight driven. Plymouth hollow Connecticut! months ago and am really happy that I got it.Kelvin wrote:
Recently I bought my Vintage 1937 Seth Thomas Plymouth Tambour Mantel Clock with Key at a yard sale.Daniel wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCK MAHOGANY CASE WORKS GREAT 7 JEWELS hours ago and am totally pleased with it.Danyell wrote:
Today I picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Strike Bevel OGee Wall Clock (414xxx-20) on Amazon.Marya wrote:
Just last week my kids found my Large Seth Thomas WWII Era 10-1/4" Ship's Clock for Parts or Repair at garage sale.Magnolia wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE EARLY SETH THOMAS "TUDOR" NO. 1 1870'S ROSEWOOD SHELF CLOCK WORKING WELL months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Georgianne wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my SETH THOMAS CLOCK FOR PARTS VINTAGE AND CASE on Amazon.Dean wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my Seth Thomas 8 Day Mantle Clock With Westminster Chime Model A403-001 - Germany at garage sale.Andera wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE EARLY SETH THOMAS "ARCH TOP" 1880 ROSEWOOD SHELF CLOCK WORKING WELL hours ago and am really happy how much it cost.Leora wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! weeks ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Today my kids found my Clock Seth Thomas Mantle Working No. 5 Working Bim-bam Strike at garage sale.Holly Kiel wrote:
Today my wife bought my 50"H Seth Thomas Double Dial Office Perpetual Calendar No 5 Regulator Wall Clock on eBay.Devorah Byerly wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Seth thomas legacy 3 westminster chime mantle clock..works great. at a yard sale.Octavio wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Twin Colomn Wood Mantle Clock, Works Great months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Recently my kids bought my SETH THOMAS OAK REGULATOR #2 WALL CLOCK WEIGHT DRIVEN on eBay.