A Rare Walnut Seth Thomas World Clock Circa 1907
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- 12" dial face with Roman numerals signed
- 30 day timepiece
- Seconds dial
- Dual Spring (8 1/2 turns) winding mechanism
- 21 3/8" Pendulum
- 16 1/4" diameter Octagon Face
- 32" height x 16" 1/4" wide x 5 1/4" deep. Pendulum box is 10 3/8" wide.
- Walnut case finish
- Seth Thomas movement
- Seth Thomas label in pendulum box
- Gold leaf around glass on door
- Seth Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut, in 1785. He became an expert carpenter. At 22 years old, he went to work for clockmaker Eli Terry in Northbury, Connecticut. He took to the art of clockmaking and prospered, so much so that in 1810 he bought out Terry's factory with a partner. Three years later he bought out another clockmaking business in Plymouth Hollow and relocated. He began making clocks under the Seth Thomas name, priding himself on the quality of his work. Seth Thomas clocks soon became known all over the country for their quality and high level of craftsmanship. Initially, Thomas continued to make tall wall clocks with wooden movements and swinging pendulums, but in 1817 he shifted focus to wooden movement shelf clocks housed in pillar and scroll cases. In 1842 brass movements were introduced and by 1845 wooden movements were phased out completely.
The Seth Thomas Clock Company
- In 1853 Seth Thomas incorporated the Seth Thomas Clock Company "so that the business would outlive him," according to ClockHistory.com. Thomas died six years later, and the town of Plymouth Hollow was renamed Thomaston in his honor. After Thomas' death many new styles of clocks were launched by the company he had founded, based on patterns and machinery purchased in 1859 from the creditors of Silas B. Terry, another clockmaker, who had gone bankrupt. Spring-driven clocks were introduced by Seth Thomas in the 1860s; three years later the company also began making perpetual calendar clocks. Subsequent models included walnut kitchen clocks, marble clocks, black wood mantel clocks and chime clocks, the latter introduced in 1909. Electric clocks were developed in the 1920s, and Seth Thomas them introduced in 1928. One of the most famous clocks in the world, the four-faced clock in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, was made by Seth Thomas.
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