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The first Coca-Cola clocks were made of papier-mâché by Baird in the last decade of the 19th century. Learn more about Advertising Clocks >


The ancient Greeks invented the first alarm clocks, which were water clocks that used the regular dripping of water out of and aperture as their timing mechanism. Learn more about Alarm Clocks >


Ansonia had a large number of clocks in its line, for example mantel clocks in lushly painted china casings & shelf clocks with glass domes. They also made whimsical clocks like their swinging clock with figurines. Learn more about Ansonia Clocks > 


Banjo clocks only had to be rewound every 8 days due to their eight day movement. Initially meant as wall clocks, their popularity led to smaller numbers of mantel clock versions as well. Learn more about Banjo Clocks >


Clocks have had calendar displays since the end of the 17th century, but the first patent for a calendar clock went to John Hawes in 1853. Learn more about Calendar Clocks >


In the popular imagines, cuckoo clocks always feature birds, but many other kinds of figurines were also used. Learn more about Cuckoo Clocks >


Surprisingly, the first electric clock was made way back in 1843. It was made in Edinburgh by a man named Alexander Bain. The first is not necessarily the best, however, & that's why the credit for the first electric clock goes to the one that Henry Ellis Warren patented in 1915. Learn more about Electric Clocks >


By the beginning of the reign of Louis the Sixteenth, clockmakers were making extremely accurate regulator & skeleton clocks with exposed clockworks kept out of the dust by glass domes. Mantel clocks were decorate with bronze Greek & Roman statues, of cherub. Learn more about French Clocks >


In the early 1900s, the powerful aesthetics of Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts combined to create the Jugendstil look. The box regulators of a century before were back, but with softer lines. The casings were made of softwood & beveled glass. Learn more about German & Austrian Clocks >


By the turn of the twentieth century, Gilbert was one of the foremost makers of alarm clocks as well. Like the Winlite, which had a loop on top & a circular face, & this made them look like giant stopwatches. Learn more about Gilbert Clocks >


Clockmakers in a place like Connecticut would sell these inner clock workings to somewhere in the USA, where a cabinetmaker would get together with a foundry to make the bronze hinges & a glassmaker to make the door. Learn more about Grandfather Clocks >


One of the best selling clocks in the 1700's & 1800's was the shelf of mantel clock. They were popular because they didn't cost much to make & therefore could be offered at a price accessible to all. Learn more about Mantel Clocks >


Post WWII, Art Deco & Streamline Modern evolved into Mid Century Modern, which dominated from the mid-40's until the mid-60's. This product of the atomic era expressed itself in every household item you can imagine. Learn more about Mid-Century Clocks >


Post WWII, Art Deco & Streamline Modern evolved into Mid Century Modern, which dominated from the mid-40's until the mid-60's. This product of the atomic era expressed itself in every household item you can imagine. Learn more about Mid-Century Clocks >


New Haven has produced many Jerome clocks for export, like 1860's Duchess. It featured and angled top, a rosewood veneer case, & a glass door so you could see the pendulum swing.  Learn more about New Haven Clocks >


At the turn of the 20th century the overlapping impulses of Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts ushered in the Jugendstil style. It was a return to the box regulators of almost a century before but this time the lines were softer the boxes somehow less boxy.  Learn more about Regulator Clocks >


When WWII ended, Sessions changed direction again & began making inexpensive kitchen clocks & electric alarm clocks. The company was renamed The Sessions Company in 1956, but they were selling fewer clocks. Learn more about Regulator Clocks >


A veneer called Adamantine was developed by the Celluloid Manufacturing Company. Thomas licensed it because it could be made in patterns that mimicked onyx, wood, & best of all, marble. The Adamantine Seth Thomas clocks remained top sellers all the way to 1917. Learn more about Seth Thomas Clocks >


In the beginning, the new ship's clocks were too expensive for most ship's captains. They were so expensive because they used precious gems like sapphires & rubies in their ball bearings because only these gems were hard enough to reduce the wear & tear in the escapement. Learn more about Ships Clocks >


The Telechron was perfect for the Art Deco era, because not only was the technology way ahead of its time, it also had a steamlined look that fit Art Deco to a T. It became extremely chic to have one. Learn more about Telechron Clocks >


At the turn of the 20th century, many of these styles of wall-clocks were being manufactured by Seth Thomas & other people in the time business. When the electric wall clock took over, clockmakers could add neon to their clocks, & they made these new clocks out of chrome, plastic, & steel. Learn more about Wall Clocks >


In the twenty years leading up to the turn of the 20th century, Waterbury starting making pocket watches without jewels. In the last ten years of the decade, Waterbury was manufacturing over 20,000 clocks & watches every day & selling them through retailers like Sears Roebuck & Company. Learn more about Waterbury Clocks >


In the mid-19th century, the old weight based power systems for clocks had been replaced by spring power. They had better movements as well. Brass replaced wood for the pinions & wheels, making the clock's leaves of teeth far less likely to chip of break. Learn more about Weight Driven Clocks >