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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.

Current Photo • Current Map Seth had a natural ability for carpentry and he probably obtained his knowledge and interest in mill property and manufacturing from this.

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The following message appeared on the Colibri website: "February 16, 2009: The Colibri Group is currently in receivership and is not accepting any orders at this time. Seth Thomas Seth Thomas clocks can be dated by the address of the printer (Elihu Geer) who printed the labels found inside.

We are also unable to repair or replace any items returned to us for the time being. If your label is still intact, the printer’s name and address can be found in small print at the bottom of the label.

In 2003, The Clock Guy was contacted at that time by a staff member at General Time regarding disposition of their collection which was subsequently sold to private collectors.

In January, 2009, The Colibri Group unexpectedly shut its doors, laying off its 280 employees and preparing to sell all remaining jewelry, gold and silver to pay creditors.

It was reported in 1988 that the firm was all but dissolved.

In June 2001 General Time announced that it was closing its entire operation. The NAWCC (the National Association of Watch and Clock collectors) purchased from Seth Thomas their collection of historical records, drawings, photographs, advertisements and documents.In 1955, a flood badly damaged the Seth Thomas factory.They phased out movement manufacturing and began importing many movements from Germany.These clocks did not have cases, but buyers who wanted cases for their clocks hired carpenters to build what they called "grandfather cases" for them.In 1810, Thomas and Hoadley, for ,000, bought out Terry's share of the company, by then the most successful clockmaking firm in the country, and worked together until 1812.Seth Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut in 1785, the fifth of seven children of Scottish immigrant, James Thomas, a cooper, and his wife Maria Ward.

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