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 SETH THOMAS OG SHELF CLOCK FOR PARTS some time ago and am really happy with it.Myra wrote:
Today I found my Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock 4 1/2 Movement at a yard sale.Moshe Schull wrote:
Recently my wife found my 1876 SETH THOMAS DOUBLE DIAL CALENDAR CLOCK at a yard sale.Vicente Manville wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Ginger Bread Mantle /Kitchen Clock weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Jeanie Green wrote:
Today my son-in-law bought my CIRCA 1880 SETH THOMAS 8 DAY SHELF CLOCK - MODEL IS CINCINNATI - UNTOUCHED at garage sale.Daisy Bellis wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Adamantine embossed clock face and bezel months ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Leora wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Clock on eBay.Nathan wrote:
Just last week my wife picked up my Antique Seth Thomas 8 day time and strike mantel clock. at a yard sale.Nathan wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SMALL OGEE MANTEL SHELF CLOCK CASE PART years ago and am really happy the quality.Herb wrote:
Got my Vintage 50's Seth Thomas Wood Mantle Chime Clock Lynton Art Deco Working! years ago and am really happy how much it cost.Denice wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock some time ago and am really happy with the price.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Antique Seth Thomas Mantel Camel Back Clock at a yard sale.Christeen wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock some time ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Mabelle wrote:
Today my wife picked up my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock at garage sale.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Plymouth Conn Triple Decker Weight Clock Movement & Dial Parts months ago and am totally pleased the quality.James wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Shelf Clock No. 102 Adamandine Parts or Repairs months ago and am really happy the quality.Walton wrote:
Got my OLD SETH THOMAS MANTLE SHELF CLOCK MOVEMENT CLOCK PARTS weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Yetta wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Antique Wall Clock months ago and am really happy the purchase.Mabelle wrote:
Got my OLD SETH THOMAS MANTLE SHELF CLOCK LADY COLUMNS TRIM ORNAMENTS PARTS weeks ago and am really happy the transaction.Shantae Vanzile wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTLE CLOCK NICE COND WORKS GOOD! NoRes months ago and am really happy the quality.