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Skeleton clocks

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Use for clocks designed so that as much of their movements as possible are visible; devised in France in the mid-18th century and popular in England during the 19th century.

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<clocks by form>

Term used for

clocks, skeleton

Equivalent Terms used

skeleton clock


12yrs ago

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