Dating brass dial clock

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Reeded Quarter columns to the sides with Blind Fretwork at the bottom and at the sides. Blind Fretwork with Dental Moulding at top of Trunk Door and top of Hood. Peter Clare was well acknowledged for his rare quality Tidal Dial Clocks Height 7'5".

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Because the hands of the clock often broke and were replaced, the detail work in the spandrel offers a better option for dating the clock.

Grandfather clocks with moon dials appeared in clocks made from 1770 through 1830.

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.

Roman numerals prevailed on clock faces made from approximately 1700 to 1870, but you could also find Arabic numbers on grandfather clocks from as early as 1795 -- though rare -- through 1820.

If a clock face contained the minutes 15, 30, 45 and 60, the grandfather clock was made from 1800 to 1820, but though unusual, you could also find one made in 1795.

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