Seth Thomas

In the heart of American clock trade and manufacture, Connecticut, Seth Thomas began his company during the early 19th century; the initial products from Thomas' factory were tall clocks with wooden movements. In 1817, the company ventured into the manufacturing of shelf and mantel clocks, which was followed by the introduction of brass movements some 30 years later. Seth Thomas' clocks were distinguished by their varied decorative cases, such as pillar-and-scroll and ogee cases. After the founder's death in 1859, Thomas' sons brought a breath of innovation to the traditional company, launching new styles and technology. Amongst this technology was the regulator clock, or pendulum clock as it is commonly known. Since the dissolution of the Seth Thomas Clock Company, their antique timepieces have become highly sought-after on the collectors' market, and continue to be sold at auction and by dealers.

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