In the late 1860's, early 1870's, a merger took place with A.S. Hotchkiss and the Seth Thomas Company. The Seth Thomas Company wanted in on the tower clock business and they felt that A.S. Hotchkiss was the man for the job with his great reputation for fantastic tower clock designs. The new clock designs, under the umbrella of the Seth Thomas Company, would be shown in the 1874 product catalogs.
Below are pictures of the movements offered in 1874 as shown in the 1874 Seth Thomas Catalog. The very bottom picture shows the specifications for the #12A that was purchased for the Cabarrus County Courthouse in 1876. The graphic above the description depicts the #14, which has similar features as the #12A, just on a much larger scale for larger installations.
Cabarrus Time Savers is a non-profit group that has set out to identify and restore important public time pieces in our community. We consider tower and street clocks to be an important part of our history, in Cabarrus County. For many decades, people planned their day to day lives around clocks in the public eye. We are dedicated to preserving, repairing, and restoring these clocks.
The purpose of this blog is to bring you history of our local horology, news of our current projects, and provide a means to communicate with the community when we need help with historical facts and locating clocks and missing parts for these clocks.
If there is a clock in the community that you feel is important to our history that may need to be repaired or that may even be missing and would be important to locate and put in place, please reach out to us.
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