This is a continuation of the Antique Toy Price Guide [A-B], Antique Toy Price Guide [B-L] and Antique Toy Price Guide [T-Z]. A toy is any object that can be used for play. Toys are usually associated with children and pets. Playing with toys is training the young for their social role. [Read more…]
A longcase clock, also tall-case clock, floor clock, or grandfather clock, is a tall, freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock with the pendulum held inside the tower, or waist of the case. Clocks of this style are commonly 1.8–2.4 metres (6–8 feet) tall. The case often features elaborately carved ornamentation on the hood, or bonnet, which surrounds and frames the dial, or clock face. The English clockmaker William Clement is credited with the development of this form in 1670. Most longcase clocks are striking clocks, which means they sound the time on each hour or fraction of an hour.