It was incorporated as the Seth Thomas Clock Company in 1853. Seth Thomas Clock Company was later owned by the Colibri Group. The company ceased operations on January 16, 2009, and went into receivership, but returned to business as of May 4, 2009, under the ownership of CST Enterprises in Cranston, Rhode Island.
What are Seth Thomas clocks worth?
A very large, limited edition Seth Thomas mantel clock from the early days of the clock makers history sold for $2,000 on eBay. It was in excellent condition. An 1880s Seth Thomas clock with mahogany and adamantine in excellent condition sold for $550.
How many clocks did Seth Thomas make?
5,000 clocks As the operation prospered, Thomas purchased the rights to manufacture the shelf clock originated by Terry and built his own mill to roll brass and make wire; about 5,000 clocks were produced under their agreement.
How do you tell how old a Seth Thomas clock is?
Many Seth Thomas clocks from 1881 to 1918 have a date code stamped in ink on the case back or bottom. Usually, the year is done in reverse, followed by a letter A–L representing the month. For example, April 1897 would appear as 7981 D.