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These are four different 1950 magazine advertisements for Seth Thomas wall and mantel clocks made by the Seth Thomas Clocks Company, Thomaston, Conn. - The first ad shows a wall-mount banjo clock, the "Sinsbury" model clock, and two keywound alarm clocks, the "Deft" and the "Severn". The second ad shows the "Poise" model electric alarm clock, the modern model "Dynaire" electric clock, and the "Northbury" model available in electric or 8-day Westminster Chime movement. The third ad shows the "Dyanaire" model again but in the blond finish instead of mahogany, the "Kenbury" model also available in electric or chime movement, and the "Pippin" (apple) wall clock available in red, green, and yellow with green leaves at top or all-over ivory color. Dial colors matched the clock cases. he last pictured ad shows from top-to-bottom, the "Lynton" model, key-wound or electric, the "Echo" model electric alarm clock, the "Medbury" model, electric or key-wound, again the "Deft" and "Severn" models keywound alarm clocks, and the bottom is the "Tradition" model 8-day keywound.
Seth Thomas (1785 – 1859) was an American clock maker and a pioneer of mass production at his Seth Thomas Clock Company.
He died in 1859, whereupon the company was taken over by his son, Aaron, who added many styles and improvements after his father's death. In 1875 the town was renamed Thomaston in Thomas' memory.
The company went out of business in the 1980's.