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From C.1760 onwards, the edges of any cut-outs on the dial were scalloped for decoration, moon phase, seconds, date, etc.

This feature started to appear C1760, and continued afterwards on good quality work.

Now instantly recognisable as a longcase, or "grandfather" clock.

This style lasted for two hundred years till around 1880, when huge imports of cheap mass-produced German and American clocks put an end to longcase manufacture for good.

Around the same period, with a slightly larger dial and a wooden hood to keep the dust out of the clock movement.

Still the same lantern clock movement inside, but without the expensive brass body.

More features appeared, such as seconds hands in a small subsidiary dial, date hands or wheels, and moon phases, usually in an arch on top of the dial, but sometimes in small aperture in the dial itself Dial centres were matted till C.1700, then engraved all over with foliage type designs till C.1730.

Some dials were then engraved over a matted centre, the Sam Lomax dial below right is a good example of this.

This is the first time in my life I have the space to do this, and I’m incredibly grateful."Membership is a relationship between you and your most engaged fans — the ones that choose to go a level deeper than just following you on social media.After 1750 the screw heads are round, and the thread profile is better cut.From 1730 longcase clocks ceased being made in London, the clockmakers followed the demands of fashion, and made bracket, or shelf clocks.Village life was very conservative, and the people living in villages at this time still had no real need of to the minute time.From around 1730 -1770 (all these figures are approximate) the brass dial clock was made all over England in ever-increasing numbers, and the dials became more ornate as time went on, especially on the eight-day clocks.

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