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.
If you do not find a plate on the bottom, open up the clock and look inside.
Thomas started making shelf and mantel clocks in 1817 with pillar and scroll cases and a scene painted on the bottom third of the case.
By 1830, the frame of an Thomas mantel clocks was often constructed in a deep, rich, dark mahogany wood.
From 1888, his factory used walnut, cherry and oak; in about 1913, his company began to use both mahogany and oak in clock case construction.
Examine the hands on the face of the dial as they are a very distinctive, telltale feature.
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.Clocks built through 1879 had no name on the dial, but during the years 1881 to 1888; 1913 through 1929; and 1929 forward, his name often appeared on the dial.As a native Californian, artist, journalist and published author, Laurie Brenner began writing professionally in 1975.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.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.