One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A clock designed to stand on a wall bracket.
- ‘Burglars took the £3,000 Georgian bracket clock from an 84-year-old woman's house in Bradfield while she was away.’
- ‘The stolen timepiece is a mahogany-cased Georgian bracket clock, manufactured by Jackson of East Smithfield in London.’
- ‘Pictured, a late Victorian English bracket clock with twin fusee movement and a gong chime. Price, £4,700.’
- ‘The couple fled with ivory figures, a bracket clock and silverware worth a total of £7,900.’
- ‘These clocks were readily made up by taking the wheels from an old dial or bracket clock and replanting them within a set of pierced, skeletonised plates.’
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