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Antique Mantel Clocks

Antique Mantel Clocks

Mantel clocks (also known as mantle or shelf clocks) were inexpensive to make and affordable to own, which explains why they were one of the most popular clocks in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part decoration, part practical timepiece, mantel clocks are so named because they were small enough to be displayed on a shelf…

Great War Trench Watches

Great War Trench Watches

British military men first used leather wristlets to wear small pocket watches on their wrists from circa 1885, and they were the first large group or section of the population to routinely wear purpose made wristwatches with wire lugs, a design claimed by Dimier Brothers in 1903 which is discussed at Déposé No. 9846. The Great…

Carriage Clocks

Carriage Clocks

Carriage clocks are always sought after especially those carriage clocks by the well-known Paris makers of the Victorian period such as Henri Jacot, Alfred Drocourt, Margaine, Le Roy, amongst other top carriage clock makers. Not only are buyers keen on the classic carriage clock case shapes, such as the Corniche, the Anglaise (devised especially for…

Collecting Clocks

Collecting Clocks

Collecting Guide: Clocks Specialist Celia Harvey offers five points to consider when buying a clock, from age and condition to the reputation of the manufacturer 1. Pick a style that suits your interior There are so many different types of clock to consider and so many different styles. You may decide you would like a…

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