seth thomas clock maker history  - mackey's antique clock repair parkersburg wv

THIS IS THE HISTORY OF SETH THOMAS

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WE ARE A FULL TIME CLOCK REPAIR SERVICE IN THE BUYING SELLING AND REPAIRING ANTIQUE CLOCKS WITH OVER 41 YEARS OF  EXPERIENCE IN THE REPAIRING OF ANTIQUE CLOCKS                                     

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SETH THOMAS WAS BORN IN WOLCOTT CONNECTICUT ON AUGUST 19th 1785 JUST 9 YEARS AFTER THE UNITED STATES WON ITS

INDEPENDENCE . SETH THOMAS WAS A HARD WORKER AND THAT WAS A WAY OF LIFE FOR THE FARMER AND SMALL BUSINESS

AFTER COMPLETING A APPRENTICESHIP AS A CARPENTER HE WENT TO WORK FOR A CLOCK MAKER ( ELI TERRY ) IN 1807 AND IN

1810 SETH THOMAS AND SILAS HOADLEY PURCHASED ELI TERRY'S CLOCK FACTORY AND IN 1813 SETH THOMAS SOLD HIS

INTEREST IN THE CLOCK FACTORY . ALWAYS WANTING TO OWN HIS OWN CLOCK FACTORY AND AFTER SELLING HIS INTEREST

IN THE OLD TERRY FACTORY SETH THOMAS PURCHASED ANOTHER CLOCK FACTORY IN PLYMOUTH HOLLOW CONNECTICUT .

HIS BUSINESS PROSPERED AND PRODUCED FINE CLOCKS AND MADE SETH THOMAS CLOCKS ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN

CLOCK COMPANIES IN THE WORLD . ON MAY 5 1853 NEARING HIS RETIREMENT AGE SETH THOMAS ORGANIZED HIS BUSINESS

INTO THE ( SETH THOMAS CLOCK COMPANY ) A JOINT STOCK CORPORATION , AND IN ORDER TO ASSURE CONTINUITY OF

OPERATION AFTER HIS DEATH ON JANUARY 28th 1859 SETH THOMAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 73 AND IN 1865 SIX YEARS AFTER HIS

DEATH THE NAME OF THE TOWN HE HAD DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A LEADER CHANGED ITS NAME FROM PLYMOUTH HOLLOW

TO THOMASTON IN HONOR OF HIS MEMORY AFTER HIS DEATH THE SON'S OF SETH THOMAS RUN THE BUSINESS AND EXPANDED

INTRODUCED MANY NEW MODELS OF CLOCKS AND IN 1931 THE SETH THOMAS CLOCK COMPANY BECAME A DIVISION OF

GENERAL TIME INSTRUMENT CORPORATION AND IN 1970 WAS RENAMED TO GENERAL TIME CORPORATION .

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