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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|Clocks||Waltham||Banjo, Wood, Carved, Reverse Paint, Flags, Old Ironside, c.1900, 40 In.||2018||Login / Create Account for Price||Clocks||Water||Time Flow, Glass Pipes, Pendulum, B. Gitton, France, 1980s, 89 x 33 In.||2018||Login / Create Account for Price||Clocks||Welch Spring||Wall, Rosewood, Cary V.P., c.1880, 20 In.||2018||Login / Create Account for Price||Clocks||Welch||E.N., Regulator, Wall, Mahogany, Octagonal, Point Drop, Door, 8-Day, 31 In.||2018||Login / Create Account for Price||Clocks||Whiting||Riley, Shelf, Portrait, George Washington, c.1832, 32 x 18 1/2 In.||2018||Login / Create Account for Price|