Clocks and Objects with Movement

Long-case Clocks

Home long-case clocks appeared after Robert Hooke in about 1660 greatly improved the pendulum clock by inventing the anchor escapement, which replaced pluggable escapement. This movement made it possible to create dainty narrow clocks instead of bulky timepieces with a huge pendulum swing. Hooke’s invention lasted for two centuries, it was used in pendulum clocks until the end of the 19th century.