Seth Thomas Clock Co. Records

Collection ID:
Seth Thomas Clock Co.
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
3 boxes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Five volumes of the Seth Thomas Clock Company's records, including a journal, two minute books, a sales and cash receipts record book, and a stock record book.

1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1809, Seth Thomas joined with Eli Terry and Silas Hoadley in a partnership in the manufacture of clocks in Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut. After one year, Thomas and Hoadley bought out Terry's interest in the business. in 1812, Thomas sold his interest to Hoadley and opened his own shop in Plymouth Hollow. It was successful. The Seth Thomas company was incorporated in 1855.

Processing Information
Collection processed by Craig Orr, 1997.
Craig A. Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Seth Thomas Clock Company Records, 1835-1928, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Business records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minute books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clocks and watches Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012