As a clock collector, any Seth Thomas clock catches my eye. They are all well made quality clocks, and are rapidly increasing in value. Seth Thomas was born August 19, in Wolcott, Connecticut. This area of western Connecticut was a busy center for the manufacture of wooden clockworks at the time Seth Thomas was growing up, so it is no surprise that he would work in this industry as a young man. He was apprenticed to a joiner, Daniel Tuttle, at the age of After finishing his training, he bought 42 acres of land in Wolcott, intending to settle there.
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Seth Thomas began his clock making apprenticeship working with one of the foremost early American clockmakers, Eli Terry, in in Waterbury, Connecticut. Terry had received an order to produce 4, clocks in three years, a challenge that led to inventing methods of mass production necessary to complete the order on time. In , brass movements were introduced, wood movements were phased out in In May Mr. Thomas died in
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Famous American clockmaker Seth Thomas began his career as an apprentice to renowned clockmaker Eli Terry in , but by , 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. Thomas started making shelf and mantel clocks in with pillar and scroll cases and a scene painted on the bottom third of the case. By , the frame of an Thomas mantel clocks was often constructed in a deep, rich, dark mahogany wood.