First examplebut much used to This movement is unmarked but follows the lines of the last quarter of the 18th century. In the North of England after grandfather clocks gradually got bigger and bigger, until by the end of the period some of them were huge - - - the dials were often fifteen inches wide and the clocks were eight feet tall, sometimes nine feet or more. The first fully-enclosed clock known dates tothe one pictured here was made by Edward East in London, dated The new painted dial was cheaper and easier to produce and easier to read by the poor light available at night, so the brass dial was dropped from production over a very brief period, for our purposes it is fair to say that no brass dial clock was made in the big clock making centers after Of course, all dates are approximate, to the nearest ten years. North brand calendar and multiple time zone function bussiness men wristwatch for sale.
We can also be reasonably confident that the clockmaker and cabinetmaker, who made the case, were not the same.
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A mix of weights, probably, cc Given this information therefore, it is highly probable that this clock was modified and made up in the last quarter of the 19th century, obviously from old and new to the time parts. Again, much used North and South to Early clocks to had a small dial, eight or nine inches square. These tend to be a better date guide than hands, which were often broken and replaced. From to the wire rod stayed, but the bob became flattened into a saucer shape, around four inches in diameter, often with a brass case. We can see that the dial fits very well into the case and hood. We need to look in more detail.