Seth Thomas Clock Models

Antique Mantel Clocks Are Popular to Collect

Collecting antiques has been a popular hobby for many people for years. There are numerous websites and stores devoted solely to antiques and the people who buy and sell them. There are more websites and books that help collectors learn more about antiques, how to price them and how to make sure the pieces are authentic. Like any other category of collectibles there are trends and cycles in popularity. One kind of collectible that is currently popular is antique mantel clocks.

This kind of antique model clock dates back to around the 1750s. While the majority was made in what would become the United States, some were made in France. The easiest way to distinguish which were made in France and which were made in the United States is the design. Those made in the US are basically a clock in a wooden case. The French clocks are much more ornate. Seth Thomas and Howard Miller are both big names in antique mantel clocks.

The most common design of these clocks is the circle of the clock face set on a base that is longer and has tapering sides coming down from the housing of the clock face. While hat is the most common appearance of the antique clock there are several other styles in which they can be made, including being set into a small cabinet with a pendulum, similar to a grandfather clock style.

One of the benefits to an antique clock like this is that it didn't need to be wound each day like clocks up until that point had to be. This was because the knowledge of mechanics was advancing. The materials the clock makers were using were of better quality and they had better methods to use.

Some of the people who have antique mantel clocks have them because they are family heirlooms.

Because they were such common clocks more of them have survived than from other styles. People who are looking to buy one of these clocks can find them with reputable dealers, either online or in antique stores.

There are several ways to authenticate an antique clock. The easiest way to check for any serial number to make sure that it matches the manufacturer. But not all clocks have serial numbers. Most companies making objects like these clocks put a maker's mark on them. That could be the owner's initials or the trademark of the company. Those marks can vary over time, which means that knowing what mark was used when can make it easy to say when the clock was made and if it is authentic.

People who love clocks and people who love antiques can join their loves together in antique mantel clocks. They are very popular right now which means that it's easy to find them. Just because there are many on the market doesn't mean that there aren't some very rare ones that will mean the person who loves hunting can still do that and can still have the thrill of discovery when they find the antique clock of their dreams.

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Antique Mantel Clock worth?

I have an antique mantel clock that dates back to the 1950s it's a key wound Seth Thomas Clock Model No. E531-000. It is in good condition and runs. What I was wondering is how much it is worth is there any sites I can go to figure this out?

Check what they are selling for on Ebay.

I buy them for $50 or less.

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Vintage Seth Thomas Electric Desk or Table Clock Model 3675 Sweep Second Hand


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VINTAGE SETH THOMAS 8 DAY LEGACY 3W MODEL 1314 000 MANTLE CLOCK


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Antique Seth Thomas 8 Day Time Strike Model 89L Clock Movement 4 Parts


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Seth Thomas Clock Floral Iris General Time Corp Taiwan Model 332


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SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK PENDULUM MODEL E511 003 NO KEY


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Seth Thomas Banjo Clock Hands Brookfield Model


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Seth Thomas Corsair Quartzmatic Brass Ship Clock Model 1021 000


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vtg Seth Thomas electric Wall Clock Prestige E Model E923 006 works as is


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SETH THOMAS MODEL 113 MANTEL CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIME MOVEMENT w DIAL BEZEL


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Vintage Seth Thomas Staunton Mantel Clock 1600 Series Model


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Seth Thomas Pendulum Brass Carriage Mantel Clock Model 243 Charm


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Seth Thomas Mantle Clock Lynton Model E 511 000 Electric Wooden Shelf


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Super rare 1933 Ticonometer Time Travel Indicator Seth Thomas Model A741


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C1920 MINIATURE SETH THOMAS CLOCK CONCORD MODEL PILLAR SCROLL CLOCK


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SETH THOMAS TIMER Automatic Model D Electric Range Timer Made in USA 6 x 4 x 2


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Vintage Seth Thomas Banjo clock Homestead model works


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1952 Seth Thomas Clocks Ad Christmas Theme Shows 6 Models of Clocks


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Vtg Seth Thomas Model SS18C Manager Wall Clock School Works 8 Office Nice


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Vintage SETH THOMAS DIGITAL CLOCK MODEL 735 RETRO


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Seth Thomas City Series Fortress VP Mantle Clock Rare Model Castle Shape


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Seth Thomas Vintage Flip Number Clock Model No 0820 000 820


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Vintage Seth Thomas Sharon Echo Model E027 003


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Vintage Working Seth Thomas Oakcrest Drowse Alarm Clock Model SS16 K


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Beautiful Vintage Seth Thomas Wind Up Model E538 001 Mantle Clock WORKS LOOK


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SETH THOMAS UNIVERSAL CLOCK KEY LOGO NEW BRASS 36MM FITS 6 DIFFERENT MODELS


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Seth Thomas 1898 Model Black and Marble Adamantine Clock Rare Accent Colors


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Working Vintage Seth Thomas Belwyn Model No E904 000 Electric Alarm Clock


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SETH THOMAS CLOCK CONCORD MODEL PILLAR SCROLL CLOCK 1941


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Seth Thomas Electric Strike Wood Case Mantle Clock Model 1644 Cat 3695 1930s


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Working Vintage SETH THOMAS Alarm Clock WOODRIDGE DROWSE Model SS16 J


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GREAT Vintage Working Retro Seth Thomas Wall Clock Punch Model 2699 000


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1885 Antique Seth Thomas City Series Clock Albany Model Early Production


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Seth Thomas Model No E511 003 Shelf Mantel Clock from the 1950s


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Beautiful Antique Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock Tyro model Circa 1906


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Seth Thomas 1940 Mayflower Model Ships Bell Clock Mint


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SETH THOMAS SHIPS CLOCK 6 DIAL ENGINE LEVER MODEL 1947 RESTORED


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Vintage Seth Thomas Art Deco Bedside Alarm Clock Model ECHO 3E


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Antique Seth Thomas Regulator Clock Long Drop Globe Model 1906 1911


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Seth Thomas Desk Top Alarm Clock Model Number 515


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Vintage Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Mantel Clock Medbury 5E Model E701 004


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Vintage Seth Thomas White Clock Model 2626 Well Designed Well Built USA Made


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VINTAGE SETH THOMAS MANTELETTE MODEL SS12 N CLOCK


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Working Vintage Seth Thomas Corsair Brass Ships Bell Clock Model 1004 001 w Key


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SETH THOMAS CLOCK model E318 001 with American Eagle in Pewter MINT


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Antique Circa 1878 Seth Thomas Cottage Model Chiming Clock with Original Key


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Seth Thomas Vintage Milk Maid Clock Model 2438 000


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SETH THOMAS QUARTZ BRASS CARRIAGE MANTEL CLOCK CHERISH II MODEL NO 248


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Vintage Seth thomas clock Dynaire 1E model E022 000 ThomastonCONN USA


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1928 AD Seth Thomas clocks 9 models


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Vintage Seth Thomas Electric Model SS180 Manager 12 Wall Clock Glass Dome Works



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