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Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:45

Keeping Time: Southern Tall Case Clocks

Tall case clocks, also known today as grandfather clocks, evoke a nostalgic sense of family and home. Acquired originally for their timekeeping properties, they were functional, decorative, and costly. Due to the expense, clock ownership was quite limited in the eighteenth century and reflected economic status. It wasn’t until the commencement of mass production in the early nineteenth-century that the middle class could afford to own the form.

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