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 SHARON MANTEL CLOCK weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Today I bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! on Amazon.Dean wrote:
Just yesterday I found my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS MARBLE AND BRASS (SIGNAL) DESK CLOCK CAT. 3681 on eBay.Vaughn wrote:
Got my Super rare 1933 Ticonometer Time Travel Indicator Seth Thomas Model A741 months ago and am totally pleased with it.Zofia Vickery wrote:
Got my Beautiful Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Octavio wrote:
Recently my son bought my Seth Thomas Plymouth Banjo Clock George Washington 8 Day Key & Original Tablet on Amazon.Vaughn wrote:
Got my ORIGINAL SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE STEAMPUNK INDUSTRIAL ART CLOCK PARTS SIGNED MARKED some time ago and am really happy the quality.Horacio wrote:
Recently I found my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement at garage sale.Wayne wrote:
Last week I found my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS CLOCK on eBay.Jennifer wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Square Gallery Clock No. 10 Movement weeks ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Sina Whitney wrote:
Got my 10 Antique Mantle Clock Pendulum Weights Seth Thomas Gilbert Ansonia French hours ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Nathan wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas (?) Prentiss 60 Day "Empire" Calendar Wall Clock Movement weeks ago and am really happy that I got it.Torrie wrote:
Last week I picked up my Seth Thomas Wall Clock, early nineteenth century, weights & pulleys, parts on eBay.Christeen wrote:
Today I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock No. 6 Tambour on Amazon.Sharell wrote:
Just last week I bought my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Clock Chime No. 71 113 Movement at a yard sale.Cammie wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS ART DECO MANTEL CLOCK WITH A WESTMINSTER SANGAMO MOTOR. years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Today I bought my Vintage Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Mantel Clock Medbury-5E Model E701-004 at garage sale.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Westminster Chime # 75 Mantle Clock With Rebuilt # 113 Movement months ago and am really happy that I got it.Verlie wrote:
Recently I found my Large Clock Pendulum Bob. Howard? Seth Thomas? Self winding? at garage sale.Verlie wrote:
Today I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Clock movement on Amazon.