Dating ward lock guides
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Chauncy Jerome began manufacturing cheap 30-hour brass movements in the 1830’s; by the early 1840’s brass movements virtually replaced wooden ones.
c1840 – coiled wire gongs were used in English bracket (shelf) clocks.
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c1792 – paper clock dials were introduced and applied to a wooden or metal backing.