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Though an innovator when it came to production techniques and business, Thomas was rather conservative when it came to the appearance of his clocks.So, after his death in 1859, Thomas' sons were quick to introduce new clock styles—from handsome wall clocks to regulators to spring-driven clocks to clocks with calendars. manufacturers made clocks that resembled those of the French, except instead of marble, they made their cases from less expensive iron or wood.Thomas added wooden-movement shelf and mantel clocks in 1817.The first of these had pillar-and-scroll cases, usually with a scene painted on the bottom third of the case below the clock’s face.A very good, long door, richly patinated, mahogany, longcase clock with breakarch top circa 1800.The engraved and silvered brass dial showing MOONPHASES and High Water at Topsham Barr ( nowadays Topsham Bar ). Rockbear is nowadays spelt Rockbeare and is in Devon near to Exeter.
Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images Item ID: 2023 - Wayne Cline Miniature Howard 70. The solid mahogany case is 15 1/2 tall, 8 wide and 2 1/2 deep. The reverse painted door glass is gold leaf, and red and black paint like the original full size examples. The solid cherry case is 31 tall, 15 1/2 wide and 5 deep. Another fine Campos reproduction in fine condition. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images Item ID 2060 - Michael Paul Miniature New Haven Double Dial Calendar Clock. 8 day time only spring driven movement and functioning simple calendar movement. The escapement is the Graham deadbeat This regulator is furnished with 8 day or self-winding movement.Of the calendar clocks, the Seth Thomas antique wall clocks for kitchens were particularly popular. clockmakers in the second half of the 19th century were the French, whose clocks cased in onyx and marble were all the rage. Thomas responded to the French challenge with its own line of marble clocks (1887 to 1895) and iron clocks finished in black enamel (1892 to 1895).