Longcase Clocks

Longcase Clocks

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This book provides a concise survey of the development of the longcase clock (popularly called the grandfather clock) in Britain. As well as being an accurate source of reference, the book explains how time is measured, how a pendulum regulates a clock, and what keeps it swinging. It describes the manufacture and characteristics of clock dials, hands and cases in a manner designed to help the reader to identify and date clocksGATHERING PALLET LIFTING PIECE MINUTE WHEJT SNAIL (ROTATES ONCE EVERY 12 HOURSI agt;RACK TAIL RACK TAI1 SPRING Left: The rack striking mechanism. The principle of the rack striking system is shown in the diagram.

Title:Longcase Clocks
Author:Joanna Greenlaw
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1999


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