Dating seth thomas clock movement
Thomas continued to make wooden movement tall clocks in his new factory, the same as he did with Hoadley at the Thomas and Hoadley factory.This new factory was only a couple of miles away from Eli Terry’s new clock factory.
Nor did his company come out with any new case designs or radically new movement designs.
Eli Terry, only in his mid-thirties at the time, had agreed to make 4000 wooden clock movements (see photo above) for Edward Porter and Levi Porter of Waterbury, Connecticut.
Thomas and Hoadley were hired to help Terry meet this deadline.
Rather, he would keep producing his proven clocks that had always been successful in the past.
Only when the new, cheap brass movements became so popular that Thomas was at risk of losing his customers, did he finally change his method of production.