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:
Elinor Oshiro wrote:
Got my Seth Thomas Corsair Ships Clock with Barometer with Stand Brass ,Heavy ,Running some time ago and am totally pleased the transaction.Dean wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1905 D BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! hours ago and am totally pleased with the price.Ermelinda Leadbetter wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTLE ELECTRIC CLOCK E720-001 Germany years ago and am really happy with the price.Cecila wrote:
Got my NICE VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1899 SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE MANTLE CLOCK 102 @WORKS GREAT some time ago and am really happy how much it cost.Dollie Tagle wrote:
Just yesterday my son-in-law picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SHELF MANTEL CLOCK c/1900 BEAUTIFUL!!-Restored--!!!! at garage sale.Martha wrote:
Last week my kids picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Santa Fe Railway MONTGOMERY DIAL Regulator Wall Clock on Amazon.Fay Dudas wrote:
Got my RARE ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS OAK ORANGE CRUSH STORE REGULATOR ADVERTISING WALL CLOCK hours ago and am really happy the purchase.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week my wife picked up my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Clock Chime No. 73 113 Movement at garage sale.Angela wrote:
Recently my daughter found my ANTIQUE ORNATE LION COLUMN SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE SHELF MANTEL PARLOR CLOCK CASE at a yard sale.Brent wrote:
Got my VINTAGE SETH THOMAS 8 DAY "GINGERBREAD" MANTLE CLOCK hours ago and am really happy with the price.Laronda Tippit wrote:
Got my SETH THOMAS CLOCK CASE GREAT CONDITION MANTEL / WALL CLOCKS weeks ago and am totally pleased with it.Torrie wrote:
Just last week my daughter picked up my Antique Seth Thomas Eclipse Balltop Walnut Wall Clock Original Painted Glass on eBay.Horacio wrote:
Got my Nice Old Original Seth Thomas Ogee Brass Movement Weight Clock Dial !! weeks ago and am really happy the quality.Fay Dudas wrote:
Just last week my kids found my SETH THOMAS FRENCH BRONZE TAMBOUR SHELF/MANTEL CLOCK c.1900s, w/KEY, USA, RUNS at a yard sale.Lynnette Bomberger wrote:
Last week my wife bought my Seth Thomas Antique Westminster Mantle Mantel Chime Clock No. 97 124 Movement on Amazon.Doug wrote:
Got my Vintage Seth Thomas Carriage Chiming Clock 1314 Legacy-3W 1314-000 years ago and am totally pleased the quality.Gilbert Ocampo wrote:
Just yesterday I picked up my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SONORA CHIME CLOCK. LARGE BEEHIVE, W/ BEVELED GLASS *RUNNING on eBay.Geraldine Meaney wrote:
Today my kids found my SETH THOMAS Antique Wooden Clock Movement-BEST OFFER- on eBay.Georgianne wrote:
Got my ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS SCHOOL HOUSE WALL CLOCK OAK TIME ONLY-ORIGINAL DIAL-NICE hours ago and am really happy that I got it.Brent wrote:
Got my Sweet Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock W/Works -Parts/Repair! hours ago and am really happy with it.