"As we look into possibly developing and growing these brands for the future, we would be remiss, if we didn't explore tapping into the people and resources that previously served Colibri, Seth Thomas and Linden well.We are confident that we can leverage the synergy of our existing infrastructure with the historic legacy of these brands" added Katz.Thank you for your patience, and please expect to hear from us soon." A default server webpage comes up at now has a web page. They sell lighters and mens accessories - no mention of clocks. At the bottom is: © 2009 CST Enterprises, LLC References: "Illustrated Catalog of Seth Thomas Clocks, Regulators and Time Pieces, 1863", reprinted by the American Clock and Watch Museum , 1977, with Seth Thomas history by Chris Bailey. Clocks in the author's collection and clocks observed over the years. "Seth Thomas comes to Columbia", News from the Library and Research Center by Beth Bisbano, NAWCC Bulletin, December 2001, vol.
We are excited to announce that Colibri is under new ownership with a long-standing commitment to providing quality luxury products and a 100% customer approval rating.
Colibri was founded in 1928 with a sincere dedication to our customers.
In 1842, brass movements were introduced, and first cased in the popular O. Hermle, in the Black forest of Germany, has made many movements for Seth Thomas clocks.
In 1968, General Time was bought by Talley Industries, and in 1979 the headquarters was moved to Norcross, GA.
We are excited to announce that Seth Thomas is under new ownership with a long-standing commitment to providing quality products and a 100% customer approval rating.
For almost 200 years, Seth Thomas has earned a reputation for producing masterfully-crafted clocks including many public tower clocks installed throughout the United States, the most famous of which proudly stands in the center of Grand Central Station in New York City.
Connecticut, incidentally, was an important and expanding hub in the American clockmaking trade.
Seth Thomas Childhood Home, 36 Peterson Ln (photo above c.1984 - link to c.2005 photo) He was born in this house and lived there until about 1810.
Through conservative growth and taking advantage of the new ideas of others, Seth Thomas was able to enjoy financial stability, whereas many other companies faced financial difficulties. Many Seth Thomas clocks from 1881 to 1918 have a date code stamped in ink on the case back or bottom.
Seth Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut in 1785, went to work for clockmaker Eli Terry in 1807, bought out Terry's factory (together with Silas Hoadley) in 1810, and in December 1813 bought out Heman Clark's clockmaking business in Plymouth Hollow. Thomas incorporated the Seth Thomas Clock Company, so that the business would outlive him. Thomas died in 1859, and Plymouth Hollow was renamed Thomaston in his honor in 1865. Thomas was very conservative, and after his death many new styles of clocks were introduced by his sons. The patterns and machinery for these had been purchased in 1859 from the creditors of bankrupt clockmaker Silas B. Usually, the year is done in reverse, followed by a letter A—L representing the month. In 1930 a holding company named General Time Instruments Corporation was formed to unite Seth Thomas Clock Company with Western Clock Company.
"Colibri, Seth Thomas and Linden are well-known brands with a history of quality and consumer appeal -- from the ubiquitous Colibri lighter to the iconic Seth Thomas-manufactured clock in Grand Central Station in New York," said Eli Katz, Alliance Time president, retail division.