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Seth Thomas

  • Birth 19 Aug 1785 Wolcott, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 1859 Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 16475286

Manufacturer. He is credited with perfecting the mass-production of clocks so they became affordable and available to all. He worked first with Eli Terry and Silas Hoadley in 1807, then founded his own company in 1813. In 1875 the town of Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut, was officially renamed Thomaston in his honor. Seth Thomas Clocks are still produced today. The company made the well known Grand Central Station clock.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 5 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16475286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Seth Thomas (19 Aug 1785–29 Jan 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16475286, citing Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .