Lantern clock

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The interior works of clocks have been made of brass for many centuries. From the seventeenth to the late-eighteenth century, clock exteriors were also fashioned from brass. Often called “birdcage clocks”, the chief feature of lantern clocks is a dome formed by a bell, with open fretwork connecting the bell to the dial. Another feature of this type of clock is that its driving weights and pendulum hang outside the clock’s small case rather than being hidden inside a larger case.

Lantern clock, Brass

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