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Re: [Bann Valley] Connecticut 8 day shelf clock in a gingerbread case c1900

In all the local parishes by the 1830s, according to the Ordnance Survey memoirs, almost all houses, at least at that date all the farmers' houses , had clocks. For Macosquin, they comment "all are with few exceptions, furnished with clocks, a circumstance which indicates industry and a value for time". Machinemade American clocks were imported in huge numbers; local clockmakers couuld not compete. I believe poorer people paid by instalments to travelling salesmen; isn't that where the phrase "paying on tick" comes from?

Linde Lunney

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