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 C.1920 MINIATURE SETH THOMAS CLOCK CONCORD MODEL PILLAR & SCROLL CLOCK years ago and am really happy with it.Loura Mahle wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE WALL CLOCK-SETH THOMAS 8 DAY LEVER ROSEWOOD CASE some time ago and am really happy with it.Kelvin wrote:
Got my Vintage 1960's Seth Thomas Art Deco Woodbury Mantle Clock Westminster Chime years ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Art Deco Mantle Clock years ago and am really happy with it.Angela wrote:
Today I bought my Seth Thomas Quarter Hour Chime Eight Day Movement Complete With Gong Unit on Amazon.Shawnna Devlin wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my Seth thomas clock. Weight driven. Plymouth hollow Connecticut! at garage sale.Octavio wrote:
Got my Vintage 1937 Seth Thomas Plymouth Tambour Mantel Clock with Key months ago and am really happy the transaction.Marya wrote:
Just yesterday my daughter bought my 2 Mainsprings for Seth Thomas 8 day Clock at garage sale.Denice wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Strike Bevel OGee Wall Clock (414xxx-20) some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Cira wrote:
Recently my son-in-law bought my Large Seth Thomas WWII Era 10-1/4" Ship's Clock for Parts or Repair on eBay.Wayne wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE EARLY SETH THOMAS "TUDOR" NO. 1 1870'S ROSEWOOD SHELF CLOCK WORKING WELL some time ago and am really happy that I got it.Theron wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCK MAHOGANY CASE WORKS GREAT 7 JEWELS hours ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Brent wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 8 Day Mantle Clock With Westminster Chime Model A403-001 - Germany some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Myra wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE EARLY SETH THOMAS "ARCH TOP" 1880 ROSEWOOD SHELF CLOCK WORKING WELL some time ago and am really happy the quality.Theron wrote:
Recently my wife picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! at garage sale.Edith Twitchell wrote:
Got my Clock Seth Thomas Mantle Working No. 5 Working Bim-bam Strike hours ago and am totally pleased that I got it.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Got my 50"H Seth Thomas Double Dial Office Perpetual Calendar No 5 Regulator Wall Clock some time ago and am really happy with it.Christeen wrote:
Got my Seth thomas legacy 3 westminster chime mantle clock..works great. weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Holly Kiel wrote:
Last week I found my Antique Seth Thomas Twin Colomn Wood Mantle Clock, Works Great at garage sale.Kimberely wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS OAK REGULATOR #2 WALL CLOCK WEIGHT DRIVEN hours ago and am really happy with it.