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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?
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