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Very few Northern makers used this movement, it was essentially the same as the even earlier Lantern Clock movement.

Around the same period, with a slightly larger dial and a wooden hood to keep the dust out of the clock movement.

( see Lomax dial below ) The date numbers were engraved on a wheel which revolved behind the dial to show the current date number.

From C.1760 onwards, the edges of any cut-outs on the dial were scalloped for decoration, moon phase, seconds, date, etc.

The first fully-enclosed clock known dates to 1665, the one pictured here was made by Edward East in London, dated 1685.

Now instantly recognisable as a longcase, or "grandfather" clock.

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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.