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:
Just yesterday my son picked up my SETH THOMAS OG SHELF CLOCK FOR PARTS at a yard sale.Christeen wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock 4 1/2 Movement on Amazon.Brent wrote:
Got my 1876 SETH THOMAS DOUBLE DIAL CALENDAR CLOCK hours ago and am totally pleased the quality.Hilma wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Ginger Bread Mantle /Kitchen Clock weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Just yesterday my kids picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine embossed clock face and bezel at a yard sale.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Clock some time ago and am totally pleased with it.Rachael Levan wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas 8 day time and strike mantel clock. hours ago and am really happy the quality.Cira wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SMALL OGEE MANTEL SHELF CLOCK CASE PART years ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Annett Glanton wrote:
Got my Vintage 50's Seth Thomas Wood Mantle Chime Clock Lynton Art Deco Working! weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Cecila wrote:
Last week my son picked up my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock at garage sale.Martha wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock years ago and am really happy with the price.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Plymouth Conn Triple Decker Weight Clock Movement & Dial Parts some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Rosario wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth Thomas 1905 Kitchen Clock at garage sale.Myra wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Mantle Shelf Clock No. 102 Adamandine Parts or Repairs months ago and am totally pleased with the price.Andera wrote:
Got my OLD SETH THOMAS MANTLE SHELF CLOCK MOVEMENT CLOCK PARTS years ago and am really happy how much it cost.Analisa wrote:
Today I picked up my OLD SETH THOMAS MANTLE SHELF CLOCK LADY COLUMNS TRIM ORNAMENTS PARTS on eBay.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Just yesterday I found my SETH THOMAS LEGACY IV 8 DAY MANTEL CLOCK - WESTMINSTER CHIME WITH KEY - GERMANY on eBay.Dean wrote:
Just yesterday my daughter bought my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTLE CLOCK NICE COND WORKS GOOD! NoRes on eBay.Janeth Cassinelli wrote:
Last week I picked up my SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCK (MODEL WALES) on Amazon.Walton wrote:
Last week my son bought my Antique Rare Fabulous Inlaid Seth Thomas 8 Day Mantel Clock Runs on eBay.