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:
Edith Twitchell wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Mantle Clock some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Torrie wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 day time and strike mantel clock. (TIBER) hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock hours ago and am really happy with it.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Tambour #20, 8-Day Wind-up Chime Mantel Clock Serviced 1-yr Warranty some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Rachael Levan wrote:
Today I picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock 4 1/2 Movement at garage sale.Octavio wrote:
Today I found my LARGE 12LB CLOCK PARTS LOT~DIALS, MOVEMENTS, PENDULUM BOB~SETH THOMAS, ANSONIA on eBay.Chiquita wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS OG SHELF CLOCK FOR PARTS years ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Angela wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 day time and strike mantel clock. weeks ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my 1876 SETH THOMAS DOUBLE DIAL CALENDAR CLOCK months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Ginger Bread Mantle /Kitchen Clock some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Adamantine embossed clock face and bezel months ago and am totally pleased with the price.Verlene Odell wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Seth Thomas Plymouth Conn Triple Decker Weight Clock Movement & Dial Parts at a yard sale.Micki wrote:
Recently I bought my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Clock at a yard sale.Yetta wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SMALL OGEE MANTEL SHELF CLOCK CASE PART on eBay.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Brass Clock Dial Mantel Clock Parts Restoration some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Jenna 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.Martha wrote:
Last week I found my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock on eBay.Mollie wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Mantel Camel Back Clock months ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock some time ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Lurline Reneau wrote:
Recently I bought my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock on Amazon.