Bracket clocks are spring driven shelf clocks, produced throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries. Nearly all examples that bear American clockmaker's names were imported from Britain. It was common practice for American clock makers to order English bracket clocks, signed with their own names in place of the actual maker.
However a rare few were produce in America and it requires an expert eye to determine their origins. American made bracket clocks are so scarce that they are prized by serious collectors. These clocks represent another very popular form that continued to be reproduced through the 20th Century.
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