No 1 An early period "finned" pillar, often used by London makers, and good provincial clockmakers. It provided a safe alternative to the hazardous use of mercury in gilding metals, which was banned c. The early brass dial clocks only had one hand, because the average person had no need of knowing the time to the nearest minute, and with a bit of practise you can tell the time to the nearest five minutes on one of these early and rare clocks. We can quickly determine the following. Still the same lantern clock movement inside, but without the expensive brass body. 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
But, from aboutthey increasingly ordered at least some of their parts, whether it be hands, spandrels, gut line etc, from a parts supplier.
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Most serious horological books will suggest that the name on the dial should be the last place to start dating a clock. If you own a longcase clock, determining its age can tell you how much it is worth. Date and seconds subsidiary dials are usual now, and the small ornate hands fitted to these are also brass and matching. Hands to Face While individual features alone are not enough to determine the age of a grandfather clock, combining different elements such as its face, hands, spandrels -- the ornamentation near the clock face -- and movement pillars can lock in its age. The painted background decoration is starting to spread out too; arched dials have a scene painted in the arch, often with a spray of flowers on each side.