Huntington and Harvey Platts of Ithaca, New York and added three models to their line that year.
The earliest of the clocks indicate only three patent dates on the dials, September 19, 1854, November 17, 1857 and January 31, 1860. Some of the most popular later types include walnut kitchen clocks, made from 1884–1909; marble clocks, 1887–ca.
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Connecticut, incidentally, was an important and expanding hub in the American clockmaking trade.
He had imited formal education and left school at an early age to become an apprentice carpenter and joiner to Daniel Tuttle, of Plymouth.
Seth was apparently a man of few words with great energy and perseverance in all that he did; thus, he paid strong attention to the duties of this apprenticeship.
No pains will be spared to maintain and increase the reputation of the 'SETH THOMAS CLOCKS' and we give our warrant to the full amount of the cost, that every clock that leaves our factory, if properly used, will prove a good Time Keeper." 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. On January 1, 1931, the firm became a subsidiary of General Time Instruments Corporation and soon passed from family control.
At that time, Aaron became President and began to add new products.