One of the most popular clocks in the 18th and 19th century was the mantel clock. Invented in France, these clocks became very popular worldwide in the 19th century, sitting on the mantle pieces of the fireplaces in stately homes where they get their name. Mantel clocks were made with brass mechanical and wood movements, and most ran for 30 days after wind-up.
Ornately decorated and usually made of wood, porcelain, or ormolu, mantel clocks were mostly key-wound with a swinging pendulum.
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