We can also be reasonably confident that the clockmaker and cabinetmaker, who made the case, were not the same. These brass hands were used after for the rest of the period when grandfather clocks were made, in other words up topossibly in a few rare cases to Fluted Quarter Columns - decorative element. There are other potential pitfalls in relying solely on a name to date a clock, even when you can determine positively that the name is that of its maker. Cast brass capitals were fitted to the columns on the hood, and on the trunk if fitted, from onwards on the more expensive clocks. Dial Door — glazed, hinged door protects the dial and movement.
How to Determine the Age of a Grandfather Clock
Scottish 18th c.
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Clocks fitted with wooden pull-up movements were wound through the door opening. Even farmers had clocks. Again, much used North and South to By the vast majority of grandfather clocks had two hands, for the hours and minutes.