Month: June 2021

The History of Mantel Clocks and How to Identify a Real Antique Piece

Blog | June 8th, 2021

Many mantel clocks are collector’s items today, and many antique models still operate smoothly and keep excellent time. American-made mantel clocks date back to the 1600s. The majority of the original clock designs, however, were tall, stately grandfather clocks.  In the early 1800s, Eli Terry, a clockmaker in Connecticut, started mass-producing mantel clocks, which increased their popularity. Mantel clocks that were made before 1820 generally had wooden clock movements.  In the early 1840s, brass movements had nearly replaced the wood […]

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