Properly dating a clock, authenticity or originality is often resolved in the process the principles to be used here apply to most english clocks, and some american ones as well, but the focus of t here are usually two key questions that always seem to be asked when. Find out what dealers and collectors have actually paid for antique grandfather, mantel or wall clocks like yours covers american, european and continental clocks of all types we have 35,373 antique clock prices, images and descriptions as of october 6, 2018.
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. If you have an old ridgeway grandfather clock in your home, you may be wondering if you can find out more about it knowing the year your ridgeway clock was manufactured can help you determine its value or just give you some interesting information. About grandfather clocks early clocks long before the domestic grandfather / longcase / tallcase clocks were made, blacksmiths were making great iron church clocks as early as the 1400’s.
If your grandfather clock has a brass dial, it was probably made in the period between 1680 and 1770 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. Antique clocks blog home → viewing post: dating antique painted dial clocks dating antique painted dial clocks january 5, 2012 antique longcase or grandfather clocks were made in britain from about 1658 and during the first few years their production was confined almost exclusively to london.
Dating a longcase clock by dennis radage, canada download a pdf of this article there are usually two key questions that always seem to be asked when presented with an antique clock. Only a few custom-built grandfather clocks were made after this date brass dials if your grandfather clock has a brass dial, it was probably made in the period between 1680 and 1770, and most likely between 1700 and 1770. How to date painted dial longcase & grandfather clocks from clock repair ltd how to date an antique clock from clock repair ltd serial number production list for several us watch makes from pm time service.
English longcase this chart will give an approximate date for your painted dial longcase clock dating chart compiled by jon kneebone feature. Grandfather clocks home decor clocks grandfather clocks showing 40 of 244 results that match your query atlantic collectibles 73tall large vintage grandfather clock with pendulum home furnishing decor product image price $ 1,011 99 the best way to determine the date of delivery is to check the status in my account. Find out what dealers and collectors have actually paid for antique grandfather, mantel or wall clocks like yours covers american, european and continental clocks of all types we have 35,373 antique clock prices, images and descriptions as of october 8, 2018.
Ok so youve got a grandfather clock and you want to know roughly how old it is here are some basic paramaters to allow you to see the date ranges of the various features so you can get an idea without doing a whole load of reasearch on makers and suchlike.