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Longcase grandfather clock by Chancellor & Son

Longcase grandfather clock by Chancellor & Son
Longcase grandfather clock by Chancellor & Son

Chancellor longcase grandfather clock. A mid-century Dublin longcase clock by Chancellor & Son. Feather mahogany. White enamel dial. This clock is completely overhauled and guaranteed perfect working order.


A longcase clock, also tall-case clock, floor clock, or grandfather clock, is a tall, freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock with the pendulum held inside the tower, or waist of the case. Clocks of this style are commonly 1.8–2.4 metres (6–8 feet) tall. The case often features elaborately carved ornamentation on the hood (or bonnet), which surrounds and frames the dial, or clock face. The English clockmaker William Clement is credited with the development of this form in 1670. Until the early 20th century, pendulum clocks were the world's most accurate timekeeping technology, and longcase clocks, due to their superior accuracy, served as time standards for households and businesses. Today they are kept mainly for their decorative and antique value.


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