Antique Longcase clocks have weight driven movements. Their styles vary greatly particularly the cases and materials used in the construction. Early clocks of high craftsmanship could only be afforded by a wealthy elite at the time but as the trade grew into the provinces a greater number of more accessible timepieces became available..
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In November 1658 Ahasuras Fromanteel placed an advert in the Commonwealth Mercury, offering exact clocks that '..may be made to go a week, a month, or a year, as well as those that are wound up every day, and keep time as well....