I don't know yet what this means for Seth Thomas. Of course, as time progressed the Seth Thomas Company ceased to be owned by members of the original family. It might chime in hours or ships bell time. Eli Terry had been given a contract to produce 4,000 wooden tall case movements over a three year period. Seven years later Seth Thomas went to work for the now renowned Eli Terry. Many Seth Thomas clocks from 1881 to 1918 have a date code stamped in ink on the case back or bottom.
Excerpt from an 1863 catalog. Many of these companies were destined to have very short lives where others like Seth Thomas, Welch, Ingraham, Waterbury, New Haven and Ansonia among others would last for many decades. From the beginning of this clock manufacturing boom there were a large number of companies producing these inexpensive yet very functional and durable clocks. The dial is 50 feet in diameter with hands weighing nearly a ton each. On May 7, 1926, Seth Thomas Clock Company filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for trademark protection of the Seth Thomas brand with regard to clocks. We are also unable to repair or replace any items returned to us for the time being.
Many of its manufacturing facilities were relocated to General Time factories in Georgia, Illinois and other areas. Besides local repair work, we are happy to have smaller clocks shipped to us for repair such as mantel clocks and smaller shelf clocks. Wind er up and see what comes out. The Colibri Group acquired Seth Thomas. Seth Thomas is perhaps the most recognized American clock manufacturer of all time. Up until 1875, the hands featured an embellishment a third of the way down from the top that resembled a small bird with wings and tail protruding from the clock hand.
We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. This also meant that parts following the same pattern were often not interchangeable. I can't find any examples so far only mark 1 and deck clock no. We now begin a new era with a promise to improve on this legacy and our service to you, our valued customer, as we take immediate steps to regain your trust and confidence. Find a lower price online according to terms and conditions described, and we will match it plus will discount it by 10% of the difference. For almost 200 years, Seth Thomas has earned a reputation for producing masterfully-crafted clocks including many public tower clocks installed throughout the United States, the most famous of which proudly stands in the center of Grand Central Station in New York City.
You might want to contact the Sullivans society to see if they have an interest in this- after all, it did come from the ship which today is a national treasure. Either way, with the historical provenance of this particular clock, along with its overall superb looking condition, I feel that this has the potential to hit a stratospheric plateau. The trademark is still active as of the last renewal date of February 17, 2017. 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. Silas Hoadley joins the team and they create the famous wooden tall case clock.
Soon after, the company was also known for designing and producing some of the country's most renowned tower clocks, including the tower clock at Grand Central Station in New York. This movement with the A on the back would have been made after around 1960. Seth Thomas died in 1859, after which his son ran the company under his name. By 1860 the company was producing 40,000 clocks annually. Examine the hands on the face of the dial as they are a very distinctive, telltale feature. Imported clocks from Germany, England and France were typically too expensive for the average American home.
Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. . In June 2001 General Time announced that it was closing its entire operation. I can't find any examples so far only mark 1 and deck clock no. If you purchase a clock from our online Store, and choose PayPal as your payment method, you'll be offered an option to use their PayPal Credit payment option. They had six children Seth, Martha, Amanda, Edward, Elizabeth, and Aaron. Former Seth Thomas Factory The firm's decline was gradual over the next 50 years and culminated by purchase of Seth Thomas by Talley Industries in 1968 and moving from Connecticut to Norcross, Georgia somewhere between 1975-1979.
The cklock very heavy and the dial is 4 inches in diameter. 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. Seth Thomas® ads focused on its production of marine clocks and actually showed a cut-away of a Naval vessel with detailed installation of Seth Thomas® clocks. The new movement will ship fast, be easy to install, less money than an overhaul, and be ticking in the fastest method. By 1850 Seth Thomas was producing 24,000 brass movements per year! Identifying the Seth Thomas clock movement The numbers on the back of the mechanical German units start with the letter A. The fourth and final patent of March 1, 1862 is carried on most of their calendar clocks manufactured until 1875 or 1876.