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:
Recently my daughter picked up my Seth Thomas Plymouth Hollow CT Small Shelf Mantel Clock on eBay.Leola Rodda wrote:
Got my 2 Mainsprings for Seth Thomas 8 day Clock months ago and am really happy with the price.Kelvin wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Ogee Movement for parts or restoration hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Inez wrote:
Got my Antique 1800s Seth Thomas Reverse Painted Glass Portrait Wood 8 Day Chime Clock weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.Annett Glanton wrote:
Today my daughter bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! at a yard sale.Hannah Leiker wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTEL CLOCK NO. 96 CHIME - WORKING CONDITION KEY INCLUDED hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Lucilla Lecuyer wrote:
Today my daughter picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Clock on eBay.Loura Mahle wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine Antique Mantel Clock No 35 on Amazon.Bill wrote:
Got my Rare Antique Seth Thomas 124 Movement Westminster Chime 94 Mantle Clock - 1930s years ago and am really happy that I got it.Horacio wrote:
Last week I found my Beautiful Vintage Seth Thomas Wind-Up Model E538-001 Mantle Clock WORKS!!! LOOK at garage sale.Jeffery Cowan wrote:
Just last week my wife bought my SETH THOMAS CRYSTAL REGULATOR CLOCK at garage sale.Daniel wrote:
Got my BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE 8 DAY CLOCK "RESTORED" L@@K years ago and am really happy the purchase.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Today I bought my Seth Thomas mantel clock on Amazon.Yetta wrote:
Got my RARE 1898 D SETH THOMAS BLACK & GREEN MARBLEIZED ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Got my MASSIVE 1800S SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCK,EXCELLENT,LOOKING & RUNNING weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Dean wrote:
Recently I bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS "CHATHAM" GALLERY WALL CLOCK (NO RESERVE) on Amazon.Vaughn wrote:
Recently my wife bought my Seth Thomas 1898 Model Black and Marble Adamantine Clock Rare Accent Colors on Amazon.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement at garage sale.Sina Whitney wrote:
Recently my son bought my SETH THOMAS SENTINEL #14 - 1928 ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK at garage sale.Briana wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Extreme Machine Age Art Deco Copper Brass Clock Works Great! years ago and am really happy how much it cost.