The first longcase clocks in England, where the form was born, were produced about 1660.
Spring-wound table clocks and weight-driven wall clocks had been made for a couple of centuries prior to this, but they were not particularly reliable timekeepers and it was the invention of the long pendulum in 1657 (requiring a long case) that created a breakthrough in accuracy, and coincidentally introduced a new and unique form of furniture.
Black spade hour hand, black diamond minute hand, and a silver seconds hand. Quartz, battery operated movement, includes 1 AA battery. Black hour and minute hands and a silver second hand. 5"Handsome Macassar Ebony finished non-chiming mantel clock. 2-1/2" New from Howard Miller Clocks, the Brinell III is a glass arch alarm clock featuring a metal base and posts with a polished, silver-tone finish with a brushed finish on the rectangular feet and the sides of the posts.
Accurate quartz movement is powered by one AA Battery which is included. Size: Height 6-3/4" Width 5-1/4" Depth 1-3/4"Howard Miller Andover 635-171 Mantel Clock and Discount Mantel Clocks The Howard Miller Andover is a Decorative table clock in a Cherry Bordeaux finish. 2"Glass, bracket style alarm clock is constructed of curved beveled glass panels. This clock has an "open gear movement" which exposes the silvertone and chrome plated gears with silver finished accents on the case. White dial with black Roman numerals, minute track, black hour and minute hands, silver second and alarm hands, and a glass crystal surrounded by a polished silver-tone bezel. The brushed brass finished dial offers a circular spun numeral ring with diamond cut edges and black Roman numerals. Finished in Rosewood Hall on select hardwoods and veneers.
” Most people do not collect antique clocks per se, but end up with one or two clocks that were handed down from family members.
Some people will see a clock at an antique store that would look good in a certain room of their house, and end up with it that way.
The Ye Olde Clock Shop from David and Liz Cox offers a selection of antique clocks and barometers dating from 1700 to 1900 in the heart of Staffordshire yet being 1 mile from Junction 13 of the M6 Some people take the view that owning an antique clock is really preserving it as an investment for future generations and the present owner is really its "keeper".
The cherished Longcase Grandfather clocks on this site have now passed through many families and generations of people throughout the UK.- most are in excess of 200 years of age and some getting on for 300 years.
The case can be adjusted vertically for easy viewing. 1-1/2" A polished gold-tone bezel is suspended in a clear glass panel. Black hour and minute hands, and a brass seconds hands complement the face. Accurate Quartz, battery-operated movement includes one AA sized battery. Size: Height 6", Width 6", Depth 1.75"The Howard Miller Amherst features a high-gloss, walnut-finished back panel with a 3/8" raised glass front panel which is supported by chrome-plated posts and decorative buttons. 3-3/4" This satin brass finished table clock features red marble-tone sides and a decorative wreath at the center of the dial. The dial is illuminated with a soft back light that creates a continuous glow in the darkness. 2"Howard Miller Discoverer World Time Alarm Clock offers a revolving world map which is accented with deep blue oceans and silver tone continents. Quartz, alarm movement features snooze and includes battery. 2-1/4" D.3/4" Black glass arched tabletop clock with silver mirrored edge and base.
When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I had.
There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. I’m still a long way from knowing everything though.
Some 175 years later, the clock at the right was made to meet the Victorian tastes of the mid-19th century.
Note the short trunk door and the bright factory-painted dial with large numerals, both typical of the later period of clock production.