The use of certain letters and characters also evolved as did the spelling of names and places. I need advice on if it is original and its age. The minutes were usually dots, and not the lines inside two narrow concentric circles that we are used to, but often the minute numbers changed to the quarters only, instead of every five minutes. Prior was born in and died in according to Baillie. London, prevery rare on provincial clocks.
Very few Northern makers used this movement, it was essentially the same as the even earlier Lantern Clock movement.
ANTIQUE LONGCASE CLOCK BRASS DIAL SECONDS DATE HAND FORK TAIL GRANDFATHER REPRO
The bird-cage movement is a guide to location, not date. This well-made case is of good quality and seems to be of the Lancashire style. The chapter ring also has half-quarter markers, these were very unusual after first quarter 18th century, figure 8. Mouse over to zoom - Click to enlarge. This style lasted for two hundred years till aroundwhen huge imports of cheap mass-produced German and American clocks put an end to longcase manufacture for good. Japanned, or Lacquered cases were fashionable from tosome Northern examples are around, but many were stripped back to the wood years ago, when our climate caused the finish to deteriorate badly.