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:
Today I bought my Antique Seth Thomas Clock Office 11 at a yard sale.Corrie Ickes wrote:
Got my Beautiful Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock some time ago and am totally pleased how much it cost.Ivey wrote:
Today my kids picked up my ANTIQUE ADAMANTINE SETH THOMAS MANTEL / shelf CLOCK. NEAR MINT!!! *NO RESERVE* on Amazon.Brian Hundley wrote:
Today my kids found my Rare Antique Seth Thomas "The City Series" Mobile ALABAMA Wood Mantel Clock at garage sale.Danyelle Gowan wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1908 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! months ago and am totally pleased the quality.Verlie wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS antique large wall clock weighted with pulleysAND WEIGHTS years ago and am really happy the transaction.Mollie wrote:
Last week my kids found my Super rare 1933 Ticonometer Time Travel Indicator Seth Thomas Model A741 at garage sale.Aldo wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Empire Number 46 Crystal Regulator Clock Cleaned and Running months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Yetta wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Plymouth Banjo Clock George Washington 8 Day Key & Original Tablet months ago and am totally pleased the quality.Lashawnda Berning wrote:
Got my ORIGINAL SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE STEAMPUNK INDUSTRIAL ART CLOCK PARTS SIGNED MARKED months ago and am really happy how much it cost.Jules wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS CLOCK hours ago and am really happy the transaction.Yetta wrote:
Today my son-in-law found my Antique Seth Thomas Mantel Shelf Clock Wood Inlay Pendulum & Key Works on eBay.Daniel wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Square Gallery Clock No. 10 Movement weeks ago and am really happy with the price.Theron wrote:
Got my 10 Antique Mantle Clock Pendulum Weights Seth Thomas Gilbert Ansonia French months ago and am really happy with it.Marya wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas (?) Prentiss 60 Day "Empire" Calendar Wall Clock Movement some time ago and am really happy the transaction.Vicente Manville wrote:
Today I picked up my Seth Thomas Wall Clock, early nineteenth century, weights & pulleys, parts at a yard sale.Kasie wrote:
Got my Antique Seth Thomas Mantle Clock No. 6 Tambour years ago and am totally pleased with the price.Micki wrote:
Today my daughter picked up my Seth Thomas Westminster Chime # 75 Mantle Clock With Rebuilt # 113 Movement on eBay.Danyell wrote:
Just yesterday my son bought my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS ART DECO MANTEL CLOCK WITH A WESTMINSTER SANGAMO MOTOR. on eBay.Magnolia wrote:
Got my Large Clock Pendulum Bob. Howard? Seth Thomas? Self winding? hours ago and am really happy with it.