Seth Thomas

Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut, in 1785. He was apprenticed as a carpenter and joiner, and worked building houses and barns. He started in the clock business in 1807, working for clockmaker Eli Terry. Thomas formed a clock-making partnership in Plymouth, Connecticut with Eli Terry and Silas Hoadley as Terry, Thomas & Hoadley.

In 1810, he bought Terry’s clock business, making tall clocks with wooden movements, though chose to sell his partnership in 1812, moving in 1813 to Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut, where he set up a factory to make metal-movement clocks. In 1817, he added shelf and mantel clocks. By the mid-1840s, he changed over to brass from wooden movements. He made the clock that is used in Fireman’s Hall. He died in 1859, whereupon the company was taken over by his son, Aaron, who added many styles and improvements after his father’s death. The company went out of business in the 1980s.

Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 10." Number 44. Dated March 22,1881.

This very impressive wall clock is called the “Regulator No. 10” by the Seth Thomas Clock Company. This impressive example hangs… read more

Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 14." A floor standing tall clock.

214105 A Seth Thomas, “Regulator No. 14.” This very impressive clock is cataloged as the “Regulator No. 14.” It first appeared… read more

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 11. Double dial perpetual calendar. -SOLD-

This attractive wall clock was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, Connecticut. It is cataloged as the “Office… read more

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 7 wall clock. Cherry case.

This 1-weight wall timepiece is a difficult model to find. This case is mahogany and retains its original finish. The dial… read more

Seth Thomas. Plymouth, Connecticut

This is a very good example of a Pillar & Scroll shelf clock with pasted label “Made and sold by Seth… read more

Seth Thomas. Regulator No. 10. A precision regulator.

This very impressive clock is called the “Regulator No. 10.” It listed in the 1884 through the 1904 Seth Thomas Clock… read more