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 last week I picked up my SETH THOMAS CLOCK CASE GREAT CONDITION MANTEL / WALL CLOCKS at a yard sale.Brent wrote:
Last week my wife found my great looking seth thomas clock at a yard sale.Horacio wrote:
Got my Nice Old Original Seth Thomas Ogee Brass Movement Weight Clock Dial !! some time ago and am really happy with the price.Moshe Schull wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law bought my SETH THOMAS FRENCH BRONZE TAMBOUR SHELF/MANTEL CLOCK c.1900s, w/KEY, USA, RUNS on Amazon.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1905 D BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! years ago and am totally pleased the purchase.James wrote:
Today my wife bought my Vintage Seth Thomas Carriage Chiming Clock 1314 Legacy-3W 1314-000 at garage sale.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SONORA CHIME CLOCK. LARGE BEEHIVE, W/ BEVELED GLASS *RUNNING hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Jenette wrote:
Today I bought my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement on Amazon.Ivey wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SCHOOL HOUSE WALL CLOCK OAK TIME ONLY-ORIGINAL DIAL-NICE hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Analisa wrote:
Got my Sweet Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock W/Works -Parts/Repair! hours ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Today my son-in-law found my Seth Thomas "Bim Bam" Mantle Clock - Cymbal # 5 With Rebuilt # 89 Movement at a yard sale.Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Eclipse Balltop Walnut Wall Clock Original Painted Glass some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Inez wrote:
Today my daughter bought my Seth Thomas Legacy 8 day Westminster chime clock. Great working condition! on eBay.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 Day Gothic Desk Clock Working Wood Case 4 Jewels USA hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Annett Glanton wrote:
Today I found my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Clock Chime No. 71 113 Movement on eBay.Kristel Raschke wrote:
Got my Antique New Haven/ Seth Thomas ormolu clock hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Annett Glanton wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law found my SETH THOMAS SCHOOL HOUSE CLOCK KEY WIND WALL CLOCK VINTAGE 1900'S WORKS ! at a yard sale.Jeremy wrote:
Just yesterday my kids found my Antique Seth Thomas Mantel Mantle Hump Back Wind Mahogony Case Clock circa 1915 on eBay.Maisie Ek wrote:
Just last week I picked up my Antique Seth Thomas 8 day Mantle Shelf Burlwood Clock Jewel Key on Amazon.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my Nice Original Antique Pair Of Seth Thomas Ogee Clock Movement Clock Weights. some time ago and am really happy with the price.