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Clocks of all types have always been popular with collectors. The eighteenth-century tall case, or grandfather's clock, was designed to house a works with a long pendulum. In 1816, Eli Terry patented a new, smaller works for a clock, and the case became smaller. The clock could be kept on a shelf instead of on the floor. By 1840, coiled springs were used and even smaller clocks were made. Battery-powered electric clocks were made in the 1870s. Electric blinking-eye clocks were figural clocks designed in the 1870s. Animated clocks in the shape of dogs, cats, flowers, comic characters, or clowns were popular from 1900 to 1950. A garniture set can include a clock and other objects displayed on a mantel.


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 ClocksWright Kay CoMantel, Mahogany, Domed Top, Detroit, Mi.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 ClocksYaleCast Iron Case, Mother-of-pearl Inlay, Pendulum, 4 1/4 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 ClocksZapplerCrown Verge Movement, 1-day, Dome, Austria, C.1820, 3 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 ClocksZenithChild On Clock Tower, Royal Copenhagen, Early 1900s, 9 3/8 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 ClocksZodiac Watch Co.Desk, 15 Jewels, Brass Case, Box, C.1970, 7 3/4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price

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