If the clock had a patent, he included the patent number and his trademark on the metal plate as well.Inspect the clock face; sometimes Seth Thomas added his name to the clock's dial, usually centered just above the number 6 on the dial.Seth Thomas Clock Company was one of the most prolific and long lived clock companies.The quality of their products was always maintained at an above average level. Some of the most popular later types include walnut kitchen clocks, made from 1884–1909; marble clocks, 1887–ca.Famous American clockmaker Seth Thomas began his career as an apprentice to renowned clockmaker Eli Terry in 1807, but by 1810, he had purchased the clock factory from Terry and had begun producing his own clocks.Identifying a vintage mantel pendulum clock by Seth Thomas is sometimes difficult since he often hid the pendulum behind a small wooden door or delicately painted glass.They also became a major manufacturer of tower and street clocks after 1872 and in between 1915 were manufacturers of jeweled watches.On January 1, 1931, the firm became a subsidiary of General Time Instruments Corporation and soon passed from family control.
Between 18 they operated a subsidiary firm known as Seth Thomas' Sons & Company that manufactured a higher-grade 15-day mantel clock movement and during that period were major supporters of a New York sales outlet known as the American Clock Company.
Huntington and Harvey Platts of Ithaca, New York and added three models to their line that year.
The earliest of the clocks indicate only three patent dates on the dials, September 19, 1854, November 17, 1857 and January 31, 1860.
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