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Antique Clocks

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Our antique clocks have been serviced by our expert clock makers and are fully functioning. We ship and install antique clocks anywhere in the United States.

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Antique Furniture

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Accessories

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Banjo Clock Terminology

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1 Finial - a wood or cast brass decoration, the case eagle is found on early examples..
2 Plinth - a decorative element that supports the finial.
3 Winding Hole and Arbor - a key is inserted here to raise the weights that drive the clock.
4 Dial Door - wood or a cast brass bezel door with glass front.
5 Sidearms - cast brass decorative elements found on most banjo clocks.
6 Reverse Painted Glass - a decorative painted glass tablet, also referred to as Eglomisé.
7 Throat frame - earlier examples have flat cross-banded frames.
8 Throat Frame - many examples have gilded frames with rope decoration and others have rounded frames that are sometimes stencil decorated.
9 Reverse painted tablet - another painted glass tablet, sometimes with an elaborate scene.
10 Oculus or Pendulum Window - for viewing the pendulum bob.
11 Door frame - allows access to weights and pendulum.
12 Drop Finial - a decorative element found on a bracket, this one is a stylized acorn.
13 Bracket - a decorative element found on important "Presentation" models.
14 Drum Head - houses the clock movement and dial.
15 Throat - a passage through which the weight descends and the pendulum passes.
16 Pendulum Box - the area in which the pendulum bob swings.
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