Around the same period, with a slightly larger dial and a wooden hood to keep the dust out of the clock movement.
Still the same lantern clock movement inside, but without the expensive brass body.
Also, the British Horological Institute, at has many other links that will be useful.
The Smithsonian's website includes a Selected Bibliography for Identifying Clocks and Watches Also, you can do quite a bit of genealogy research on the web these days - one site we use quite a bit is the UK and Ireland Genealogy's website, uk.
Grandfather clocks, also called longcase clocks by horologists, were invented after Dutchman Christiaan Huygens applied a pendulum as a clock-winding device in 1656.
But it wasn't until about 1670 when clockmakers mastered the workings of the pendulum for accurate timekeeping in conjunction with an anchor escapement -- the mechanical device that gives a pendulum its swing.
You will then be asked to proceed and submit your makers name and payment.
Fruitwood and solid walnut were sometimes used as alternatives to oak at about the same price, but these woods were very prone to worm, were not too popular, and have far less often survived. An early eight-day longcase in oak, made about 1730 by Stephen Blackburn of Oakham, this one an arched dial clock with imposing caddy top, much in the style of a London walnut clock of the period. The earliest longcase clocks (let's say about the year 1700) were made in eight-day form, but also, as country versions, in thirty-hour form, the latter being about half the price of the eight-day.
There are business records there going back a couple of centuries in some cases and they can be a lot of help if you start with the name and town of the clockmaker.
If your clock was made in Britain or America up to about 1860, here's how you can do it yourself. If it's Continental, the process would be the same but you'll need to find the right reference books.) An admittedly simple-minded approach for a start in dating is to compare the features of your clock's dial and case to photos in reference books.
dial makers name is often stamped on the reverse of the dial or cast into the false plate which is the dial fixing plate that is mounted on the movement, this name should not be confused with the clockmakers name as usually clock makers did not make painted dials they were purchased from dial makers.
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