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Seth thomas wall clocks dating 1881

If the clock had a patent, he included the patent number and his trademark on the metal plate as well.

After Thomas’ death in 1859, his son Aaron became President and began to add new products to a conservative line.

About 1862, the firm purchased the patent rights of Wait T.

Up until 1875, the hands featured an embellishment a third of the way down from the top that resembled a small bird with wings and tail protruding from the clock hand.

Later clock hands had a softly formed arrow with a round bottom on their tips.

The fourth and final patent of March 1, 1862 is carried on most of their calendar clocks manufactured until 1875 or 1876. Andrews, Jr., a Thomas relative and workman in the factory, received a patent on an improved mechanism.

This was put into production and utilized on all later perpetual calendar clocks until the last model was dropped in 1917.

Other clock hands featured a circle one-third the way up on each hand.

Turn over the clock carefully and look for a metal plate that identifies the clock as a Seth Thomas clock.

The firm's decline was gradual over the next 50 years and culminated in the firm's removal from Connecticut to Norcross, Georgia about 1975.

It was reported in 1988 that the firm was all but dissolved and, in 2003, the in-house collection of the firm was sold to private collectors.

From 1888, his factory used walnut, cherry and oak; in about 1913, his company began to use both mahogany and oak in clock case construction.