The first American patent issued for a calendar movement was in 1853.
c1806 – machine made wood screws were introduced in France as early as 1806.
The construction of various parts can and will help in dating your antique clock.
Specifically the style and type of clock hand and the dial, both of which have varied over time.
c1840 – coiled wire gongs were used in English bracket (shelf) clocks.
I am a very independent lady who enjoys fishing,... Signatures on an antique clocks dial or movement can sometimes help to date a clock.Providing you can find the clock makers name and the date of activity listed in one of the many guides accessible to watch and clockmakers.c1896 – marking the country of origin was required on clocks imported into the United States; e.g.
Made in England or England, Made in France, France, etc.
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