Through conservative growth and taking advantage of the new ideas of others, Seth Thomas was able to enjoy financial stability, whereas many other companies faced financial difficulties. Many Seth Thomas clocks from 1881 to 1918 have a date code stamped in ink on the case back or bottom.Seth Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut in 1785, went to work for clockmaker Eli Terry in 1807, bought out Terry’s factory (together with Silas Hoadley) in 1810, and in December 1813 bought out Heman Clark’s clock making business in Plymouth Hollow. Thomas incorporated the Seth Thomas Clock Company, so that the business would outlive him. Thomas died in 1859, and Plymouth Hollow was renamed Thomaston in his honor in 1865. Thomas was very conservative, and after his death many new styles of clocks were introduced by his sons. The patterns and machinery for these had been purchased in 1859 from the creditors of bankrupt clockmaker Silas B. Usually, the year is done in reverse, followed by a letter A–L representing the month. In 1930 a holding company named General Time Instruments Corporation was formed to unite Seth Thomas Clock Company with Western Clock Company.
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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.
Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut(After 1865) Thomaston, Connecticut The Seth Thomas Clock Company was organized as a joint stock corporation on May 3, 1853 to succeed the earlier clock making operation of the founder.
Seth Thomas (1785-1859) had been manufacturing clocks at the site since 1814.
The fourth and final patent of March 1, 1862 is carried on most of their calendar clocks manufactured until 1875 or 1876. Andrews, Jr., a Thomas relative and workman in the factory, received a patent on an improved mechanism.
This was put into production and utilized on all later perpetual calendar clocks until the last model was dropped in 1917.
Seth Thomas must have sold many clocks in the Lafayette, Indiana area, for out of all the antique clocks we repair, about 40% are made by Seth Thomas. 1895; black (Adamantine finish) wood mantel clocks, ca.
Many American clock factories in the 19th century suffered factory fires but Seth Thomas was fortunate in this respect. 1885–1917; black enameled iron cased clocks, 1892–ca. 1915; tambour clocks, introduced in 1904; chime clocks, introduced in 1909; and electric A/C clocks, introduced in 1928.
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If the clock had a patent, he included the patent number and his trademark on the metal plate as well.