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From 1730 longcase clocks ceased being made in London, the clockmakers followed the demands of fashion, and made bracket, or shelf clocks.
There are exceptions to these sizes of course, but they are a good general guide when taken with other features.Hood pillars were barley-sugar twist until 1705, then either plain or fluted after this date. 1700 the hood pillars were attached to the hood door, and opened with it.Some Southern clocks continued this to the end of the brass dial period, but by 1715 the vast majority were separate from the door, fitted to the hood frame.Some dials were then engraved over a matted centre, the Sam Lomax dial below right is a good example of this.
Eventually most clocks went back to a plain or matted centre again.
Country clocks often have a rather plain, but nicely proportioned Oak case, often with a flat top, but after 1740 the fashion came in to put horns on the top, often decorated with round wood or brass facings.