Did you know that Chauncey Jerome invented the brass clock? Neither did I. Jerome was a clockmaker in the early 1800s. After a batch of clocks were destroyed by moisture, the wheels were made of wood and warped easily in damp climates, he invented a way to build clocks using brass wheels. The brass clock revolutionized the clock industry.
This wall clock drawing has a single pendulum and a decorative wooden case. The clock design may predate the 1882 publication of this drawing but it is certainly a clock image that screams vintage goodness.
So many wonderful illustrations were included in the large work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art from 1882 by Thomas E. Hill. This is but one of them.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.