Dating ward lock guides
Made in England or England, Made in France, France, etc.
c1901 – saw the introduction of the Anniversary trademark on 400-Day clocks. c1775 – matching minute and hour hands were introduced; Although antique clocks were produced with only hour hands until around 1820.
It reached its height of popularity in the 1930’s and 40’s and was used in a wide variety of consumer products.
c1896 – marking the country of origin was required on clocks imported into the United States; e.g.
Specifically the style and type of clock hand and the dial, both of which have varied over time.
Even the type of material used to construct your antique clock movement can help, or discovering when chimes were introduced and the type of chime used.
Like knowing when certain features were introduced or certain materials became available.
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