Dating elliott clocks
Most clocks will have one, two, or three winding points.Some clocks are wound using a key or crank, while others are wound by pulling on a chain.Chauncy Jerome began manufacturing cheap 30-hour brass movements in the 1830's; by the early 1840's brass movements virtually replaced wooden ones. Leo Baekeland, who founded the Bakelite Corporation around 1910.It reached its height of popularity in the 1930's and 40's and was used in a wide variety of consumer products.The twin fuse movement with verge escapement striking the hours on a bell with a pull ¼ repeat on 2 bells.The backplate decorated with engraved foliage scrolls. Thomas Elliot Greenwich, London was working from 1715 – 20.Until the 19th century clock cases were almost always made separately from the movement and are rarely signed.Were generally used in early American shelf clocks until around 1820, since up until then hand cast and finished brass movements were very expensive.
With 8 day clocks the movement is usually attached to a seat board, place the movement board on top of the case trunk and get your helper to hold it in place.In 1865 James Jones Elliott of 156 Cheapside in the City of London began his clock making apprenticeship with "Bateman" of Smithfield, London.By 1882, Elliott was established as a "manufacturer of fine quality clocks".Elliot specialized initially in producing pinions and balance shafts, but he soon progressed to making and patenting a weight driven movement which had chimes on tubes.This original Elliott clock was very successful and resulted in considerable trade with America.