Dating a seth thomas mantel clock
These clocks have become known to collectors as "Black Mantel Clocks", and were popular from 1880 to 1931.Seth Thomas made clocks in marble cases for a short time, from 1887 to ca. They also made clocks in iron cases finished in black enamel, from 1892 to ca. Seth Thomas is well known for their "Adamantine" black mantel clocks, which were made starting in 1882.Many American clock factories in the 19th century suffered factory fires but Seth Thomas was fortunate in this respect. 1885—1917; black enameled iron cased clocks, 1892—ca. 1915; tambour clocks, introduced in 1904; chime clocks, introduced in 1909; and electric A/C clocks, introduced in 1928.
In June 2001 General Time announced that it was closing its entire operation. The NAWCC (the National Association of Watch and Clock collectors) purchased from Seth Thomas their collection of historical records, drawings, photographs, advertisements and documents."We believe that their brand recognition combined with the strength of Alliance Time's distribution network will reinvigorate their presence in the marketplace." In an effort to rejuvenate the brands further, Alliance Time will be asking former employees of The Colibri Group to contact them directly at [email protected], for background analysis and to investigate potential work opportunities."As we look into possibly developing and growing these brands for the future, we would be remiss, if we didn't explore tapping into the people and resources that previously served Colibri, Seth Thomas and Linden well.In January, 2009, The Colibri Group unexpectedly shut its doors, laying off its 280 employees and preparing to sell all remaining jewelry, gold and silver to pay creditors. The following message appeared on the Colibri website: "February 16, 2009 The Colibri Group is currently in receivership and is not accepting any orders at this time.We are also unable to repair or replace any items returned to us for the time being.