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By 1700 there were so many clocks in the colonies that it attracted young, recently trained clockmakers.

They mostly set up shop in Boston and Philadelphia because that's where most of the wealthy and upper middle class people were, and these were the only people owning clocks at that time.

The cuckoo clocks made in Germany’s Black Forest are another venerable wall-clock form, particularly the house-shape ones made in the 19th century and attributed to Friedrich Eisenlohr.

Picture clocks from the same century, mostly from Austria, inserted clocks into paintings.

They were probably clocks made in England, France, or Germany and would be lantern clocks or smaller, shelf type clocks.

Tall clocks first started showing up in the colonies a little before 1700.

Records have been found that show that Boston had a town clock by 1668, but it was most likely brought from England and installed there.

In the late 1600's to the early 1700's, there were people calling themselves clockmakers, but there are no existing clocks that substantiate this claim, so my position on the subject is that they were clock repairman that worked on imported clocks that were brought here by the wealthy.

mantle clock of which we've only had a couple available to us over the past 18 years.All were 8-day in oak cases with alarms as an extra cost option.The New Haven Clock Company traces its roots back to the first brass clocks and was founded in 1850 as a result of the business failures of Chauncey Jerome. New Haven Black Mantle clock, circa 1900 This is a very nice original condition clock also made by New Haven Clock Co, and thus bears some similarities to the clock pictured above."Atlas" model has a very unusual movement with three gongs.It does a "bim-bam" strike on two cup bells on the quarter hours, followed by the hour being struck on a heavier mellow-sounding "cathedral bell" gong.

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