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:
Last week my daughter bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS BANJO CLOCK THOMAS JEFFERSON NO. 7 MONTICELLO WITH KEY at garage sale.Myra wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my Seth Thomas Westminster Tambour Mantel Chime Clock No. 91 ~ 124 Movement ~VIDEO! at garage sale.Brian Hundley wrote:
Recently my kids found my WORKING ANTIQUE 1914 SETH THOMAS GALLERY Clock from E.L. KAISER KLOCK BALTO. MD on Amazon.Rosario wrote:
Got my HEAVY SETH THOMAS CLOCK MOVEMENT PARTS NO RESERVE years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Brian Hundley wrote:
Today my daughter found my SETH THOMAS 3 5/8 MANTEL CLOCK / WALL CLOCK ANTIQUE MOVEMENT at a yard sale.Marya wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine 1880 Mantle Clock hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Ayanna wrote:
Today I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Ships Clock with External Bell on eBay.Kimberely wrote:
Recently I picked up my SETH THOMAS 4 1/2 MANTEL CLOCK / WALL CLOCK ANTIQUE MOVEMENT on eBay.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Last week my kids found my Seth Thomas "Kitchen" Decorated Wall Clock on eBay.Doyle Greenly wrote:
Last week my son bought my 1920's Seth Thomas Mantle Clock~Working~w/key~8 Day~no.89 at garage sale.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 101 some time ago and am really happy the quality.Mollie wrote:
Today my wife picked up my Vintage Seth Thomas mantle clock with 89 movement and chime on eBay.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Today I found my Seth Thomas "Office #11" 30-Day Wall Clock at garage sale.Roxy Malson wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Kitchen City Mantle Parlor Clock 5 7/8 Movement Case Parts some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Maisie Ek wrote:
Last week I bought my Vintage SETH THOMAS Clock Electric Striking Steeple Mantle Clock Church Gothic at garage sale.Kimberely wrote:
Last week I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Turin Mantle Clock at garage sale.James wrote:
Last week I picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock at a yard sale.Moon Arrieta wrote:
Today my daughter found my Seth Thomas Time & Strike 8 Day Movement w/Bell & Key on Amazon.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Last week my daughter bought my Seth Thomas Mantle Clock -Kenbury-1E Model #E705-000- Electric - Wooden - Shelf at garage sale.Ivey wrote:
Just yesterday my son picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock at a yard sale.