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Hall Clock
Arthur Pequegnat Vernon Hall Clock Image ID166: All rights reserved, Bordloub

The Hall clock is usually a floor clock, wider and sometimes taller than a Grandfather clock (7 ft or 2,134 m and up). An example is “The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Co., Canada,” model Vernon, part of its “Hall Clock” series. Made in 1913 in Berlin, Ontario, now Kitchener, it is solid oak, and the two windows of the door are encrusted in their edges. The needles and numbers are in solid brass. The chains are rack and pinion type. The movement is two-spring and rings for half an hour and hours on a spiral gong. This clock was part of the rectory of St-Patrice church furniture in Rivière-du-Loup, 200 km North-East of Quebec City, on the Lower St. Lawrence River. It is now in the hall of my apartment. Such big hall clocks are more frequent in the United States, the United
Kingdom, and France, where monumental Comtoises (Morbier or Morez) were popular in the 18th century.

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