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Here is a collection of hands from long case clocks which can be downloaded in vector (eps and svg) and 2D CAD (dwg) file formats.All the clock-hand designs in this collection have been inspired by some pictures found in an old book, "Early English furniture & woodwork” (By Cescinsky Herber, Published 1922)".The movement with rack striking, sounding the hours on a single bell, with brass cased weights and a massive brass pendulum bob. Lum : Chelmsford The square 12 inch brass dial with brass silvered chapter ring, engraved roman and arabic numerals, signed Step.Lum : Chelmsford, date aperture, seconds dial and original blued steel hands, wheatear border engraving, mask and scroll, brass applied spandrels.
Now instantly recognisable as a longcase, or "grandfather" clock.
French clockmaking came into its own in the 17th century, when highly ornamented clocks covered in gilt bronze, known as ormolu, were produced to keep pace with the new standards for opulence set by King Louis the Fourteenth’s Palace of Versailles.
There were two general styles of antique French clocks during this period.
The 5 pillar (turned and finned), 8 day movement with rack and snail striking and anchor recoil escapement.
Clock dates back to 1700 and the case to late 19th - early 20th century CE.
From now on the timekeeping of clocks improved by a huge amount using the longer pendulum and "anchor" escapement.