Seth thomas wall clocks dating 1881
Usually, the year is done in reverse, followed by a letter AL representing the month. In 1955, a flood badly damaged the Seth Thomas factory.
They phased out movement manufacturing and began importing many movements from Germany.
These were cased in pillar and scroll cases until 1830, when the bronze looking glass and other styles became popular. Seth Thomas (1785-1859) had been manufacturing clocks at the site since 1814. They had six children Seth, Martha, Amanda, Edward, Elizabeth, and Aaron.
Huntington and Harvey Platts of Ithaca, New York and added three models to their line that year. 1895; black (Adamantine finish) wood mantel clocks, ca.
The earliest of the clocks indicate only three patent dates on the dials, September 19, 1854, November 17, 1857 and January 31, 1860. 18851917; black enameled iron cased clocks, 1892ca. 1915; tambour clocks, introduced in 1904; chime clocks, introduced in 1909; and electric A/C clocks, introduced in 1928.
In 1842, brass movements were introduced, and first cased in the popular O. Hermle, in the Black forest of Germany, has made many movements for Seth Thomas clocks.
In 1968, General Time was bought by Talley Industries, and in 1979 the headquarters was moved to Norcross, GA.