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 Clock Exter Acro Tyne Model E541 000 CHERRY MANTEL CHIME


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Antique Seth Thomas Drop Octagon 12 Inch Model Clock


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Classic Vintage Seth Thomas Speed Read Flip Clock w Alarm Model 0813 000


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Seth Thomas Wooden Mantel Clock With Mahogany Finish Dana 1 Model Circa 1915


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SETH THOMAS SHARON KEY WIND HOUR HALF STRIKE STEEPLE CLOCK MODEL 1206 000 XLNT


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Seth Thomas Berkely Mantel Shelf Clock Very Rare Model


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SETH THOMAS QUARTZ CLOCK CHERISH II MODEL NO 248


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SETH THOMAS Tide Clock Model 1030


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Vintage Seth Thomas Electric Model E701 000 1950s MedBury 4 E Chimes


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Vintage Seth Thomas Clock Severn 3 Model No E835 000 Winds Up Runs


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WORKING Vintage SETH THOMAS wood maple Round Electric Clock Model 880 000


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Seth Thomas Anniversary Clock Glass Dome Brass colored Quartz model 165 Poise


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German Seth Thomas 400 Day Anniversary Clock Bequest Model 793 For Parts Repair


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SETH THOMAS CLOCK MODEL SS16 H BEVERLY DROWSE WORKS


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


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Seth Thomas Vintage Alarm Clock Model 41 95 w Walnut Wood Case


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Vintage Seth Thomas Alarm Clock Model SS16E Treasure Chest


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Mid Century Modern Seth Thomas Wall Clock Midtown Model 685 132


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VTG Vintage 1950s Seth Thomas Canewood Table Clock Model SS12 T


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SETH THOMAS CLOCKE202 200BONNEVILLE EELECTRIC MANTLE ALARM MOD


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Antique Seth Thomas Wall Panel Clock Model E607 001


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BEAUTIFUL PEACH MIRRORED SETH THOMAS SEQUIN MODEL EO15 000 SHELF MANTEL CLOCK


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Vintage Working Seth Thomas Oakcrest Drowse Alarm Clock Model SS16 K



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