A Trip Back In Time
This particular tall-case (Grandfather) clock was hauled to Kansas in a covered wagon from the East Coast. I hauled it to California in a U-Haul truck and have given it to my son, the fourth generation to enjoy it.
The English clockmaker William Clement is credited with the development of this form in 1670. Until the early 20th century, pendulum clocks were the world's most accurate timekeeping technology, and longcase clocks, due to their superior accuracy, served as time standards for households and businesses. Wikipedia