Dating longcase clocks

Also considered are the movements for painted-dial clocks and who made them — a topic that has received little attention, despite the growing interest in this type of clock.

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How a longcase clock was actually made in the eighteenth-century is discussed and compared with present-day methods.

Several chapters detail movements, both their time-keeping and striking systems, with numerous variations.

He was awarded the British Horological Institute’s 2007 Barratt Silver Medal for his contributions to horological research, writing and publishing.

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A very fine, late 18C, brass dial, 8 day, long door, mahogany longcase clock with rare small MOONPHASE indicator to arch, set in a painted pastoral scene. A very good late 18C/early 19C flame mahogany longcase clock with pagoda top, trunk quarter columns, 8 day MOONPHASE movement ( showing High Water at London Bridge ) and typical "London" two step plinth to base by Tanner of London - a seemingly unrecorded maker. A very good, very typically "Bristol," superior quality, string inlaid, mahogany, longcase clock with swan neck pediment by John Warry of Bristol circa 1815. A very good, very typically 'Lancashire' long door richly patinated, flame mahogony longcase clock with swan neck pediment, circa 1770.