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Seth Thomas Antique Mantel Clock # 113 Movement - Westminster Chimes, Striking 11 O
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FFR mantel clock with four different chimes
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Hermle Westminster Chime Tambour Mantel Clock
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Vectric Designed Mantel Clock 3
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Vintage Bakelite Smiths Enfield mantel clock.
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Bulova Clocks - bulova mantel clock - bulova grandfather clocks
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Understanding Chime, Strike & Autocorrect on Junghans 160 W1032810 Mantel Clock
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Hermle 21134-N90340 Chiming Mantel Clock
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Hamilton mantle mantel clock - Westminster chime - 340-020
Hamilton mantle mantel clock - Westminster chime - 340-020
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W . Haid W German Westminster Striking Floating Balance Key Mantle Mantel Clock
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Howard Miller Thomas Tompion 3 Chime Mantel Clock
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Hermle 21153-i90340 Chiming Mantel Clock
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1890ish Ansonia cast iron mantel clock chimes
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Seth Thomas Staunton-2E Electric Mantel Clock
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Vintage Old Mantle / Mantel clock Westminster Striking + Key  Pendulum See Video
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Seth Thomas 48 R Mantel Clock Movement Repair Preview
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Vintage Antique Old  American Ansonia  Mantle / Mantel clock With Key  See Video
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Antique Smiths Enfield Westminster Chime Mantel Clock
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Ingraham Black Mantel Clock
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Antique Lenzkirch German Mantel Clock with ting tang quarter striking
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Howard Miller Mantel Clock
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Ingraham Mantel Clock Repair Preview
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Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Rescue ! and Howard Miller Mantel Clock
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Hermle 21130-N90340 Mantel Clock
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Hermle 21162-N91050 Triple Chime Tambour Mantel Clock
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Eli Terry Wood Movement 8 day Mantel Clock Repair Preview
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Antique Seth Thomas Westminster Chime Bracket Mantel Clock
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Hermle 22825-N90340 Chiming Mantel Clock
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Sligh Oak Tambour Mantel Clock - Westminster Chime
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Howard Miller 60th Anniversary Westminster Edition Mantel Clock
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Seth Thomas Bugle Chime No. 90 Tambour Mantel Clock
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Waterbury Mantel Clock with Steel Plates Overhaul Preview
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Vintage Smith Mantle / Mantel clock Westminster Striking+ Key Pendulum See Video
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Sternreiter MM80837307 chiming Mantel Clock, Mahogany
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Mantel clock (around 1800) by Julien Béliard, Paris, maître horloger recorded on the rue Saint-Benôit and rue Pavée in 1777, still active in 1817, or Julien-Antoine Béliard, maître horloger in 1786, recorded on the rue de Hurepoix, 1787-1806.

Mantel clocks — or shelf clocks — are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the 1750s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles.

These clocks are often highly ornate, decorative works. They are most frequently constructed from any combination of ormolu, porcelain, and wood. One of the most common and valued types of mantel clocks are the French Empire-style timepieces.

Simon Willard's Shelf Clock (Half Clock, Massachusetts Shelf Clock) was a relatively economical clock which was produced by the celebrated Simon Willard's Roxbury Street workshop, in Boston, Massachusetts, around the first decades of the 19th century. Right after inventing the Banjo clock, Simon Willard brought the design further, designing the similar Massachusetts Shelf Clock which was related to the traditional Bracket clocks. Simon's new creation ran for eight days.

Specifications[edit]

In contrast to wall clocks, whose movements were attached to the back board, the shelf clock had its movement supported by a seat board. Amid the 1790s, in Boston Simon Willard began selling other standardized shelf clocks. Indeed, it looked like a standard tall clock whose hood and base were directly conjoined and whose body was missing. These models included both a second hand and a calendar dial.

Simon Willard's shelf clocks were weight-driven and some models had an extended base for the weight so they achieved a one week running period. Also, they had a pinwheel escapement. Their strike mechanism was the rack and snail. The pendulum length could be adjusted through a hole in the clock face at the 12 o'clock position, so it wasn't necessary to open the case.

Early examples[edit]

Some latest Shelf Clocks featured two artistically finished glass tablets which were beside the circular dial. The whole clock was mounted on lion paws. Simon Willard's Shelf Clocks were produced until the 1830s. The Willard Brothers revolutionized the clock manufacturing by both labor division and using multiple previously molded parts. However, it is commonly accepted that historically their clocks weren't definitively popular. Instead, Eli Terry popularized the clock ownership among common American people. Nowadays, Simon Willard's clocks are recognized as American masterpieces. As such, they are avidly sought by both antiquarians and museums. A Simon Willard's clock in perfect condition can be purchased for anywhere from $50,000 up to $250,000.

Popular culture[edit]

An animated figure of a mantel clock, 'Cogsworth', is a character in Disney's movie, Beauty and the Beast.

See also[edit]

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