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This is not guaranteed however, in Southern England the clockmakers continued to make this type of movement from the start right through to 1820.
Very few Northern makers used this movement, it was essentially the same as the even earlier Lantern Clock movement.
Some Southern clocks continued this to the end of the brass dial period, but by 1715 the vast majority were separate from the door, fitted to the hood frame.
Country clocks often have a rather plain, but nicely proportioned Oak case, often with a flat top, but after 1740 the fashion came in to put horns on the top, often decorated with round wood or brass facings.
By 1730 the vast majority of grandfather clocks had two hands, for the hours and minutes.
One-handed clocks continued to be made in country areas for a long time, so one hand is not an absolute guarantee of an early clock, but is a good guide.
This feature started to appear C1760, and continued afterwards on good quality work.Around the same period, with a slightly larger dial and a wooden hood to keep the dust out of the clock movement.Still the same lantern clock movement inside, but without the expensive brass body.There are exceptions to these sizes of course, but they are a good general guide when taken with other features.Another date clue I have noticed during clock repairs is that any screws in an early movement (1680 to 1750) have square heads.