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:
Zofia Vickery wrote:
Just yesterday my son found my SETH THOMAS CLOCK on Amazon.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantle Clock 4 1/2 Movement on Amazon.Nydia Delcid wrote:
Last week I bought my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock Movement Rare Wood at garage sale.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Last week I found my Seth Thomas Art Deco Oak Office Wall Clock "Observer" Time Only at a yard sale.Kimberely wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS FIVE BELL SONORA MANTLE CHIME CLOCK ALL ORIGINAL & RUNNING weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.Kristel Raschke wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas 86T Clock Movement 30 Day With Mounting Bracket hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Cindi Fielding wrote:
Recently I picked up my Seth Thomas Miniature Column Clock at garage sale.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Recently I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Red Adamantine Mantle Clock on Amazon.Shantelle Provost wrote:
Last week I bought my Seth Thomas Adamantine Sonora on 4 Bells Clock - true attic find - running at a yard sale.Evelyn Trevizo wrote:
Last week I bought my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS MANTLE CLOCK 4 Columns #13 on eBay.Ivey wrote:
Just yesterday I found my Seth Thomas Clock Pioneer #2 Cymbal at a yard sale.Mollie wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas mantle clock with 89 movement and chime some time ago and am really happy the quality.Moshe Schull wrote:
Got my Old Key Wind 2-Tone Wood Case Seth Thomas "Lynton" Tambour Mantle Clock months ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Chris wrote:
Got my 1902 Seth Thomas red adamantine mantle clock some time ago and am really happy with it.Yetta wrote:
Got my 1890 N&W RAILROAD SETH THOMAS #2 OAK CASE WALL CLOCK MARKED W LABELS RUNS EX hours ago and am really happy the quality.Christeen wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas some time ago and am really happy with it.Phil wrote:
Today I picked up my Nice Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock - "Unlisted No. 1" model - Serviced on eBay.Julia Mcquay wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS WOOD AND BRASS ELECTRIC SHELF MANTEL CLOCK some time ago and am totally pleased the purchase.Fay Dudas wrote:
Just last week I bought my 1930's Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock 8 Day hour and half hour striking clock at garage sale.Andera wrote:
Recently I picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock - # 200 on Amazon.