In Christian Europe Jesus is the obvious point of departure,” explains Hunt.One of the early writers to date this way was Dionysius Exiguus, a monk who, in 525 A. Terms referring to this “before” varied all the way through the 18th century.First, look for the obvious signed dial, and/or movement.Many clock makers (and companies) put their names directly on the dial and on the movement.But, even as it grew, people continued to use other systems like the Roman calendar. C.) and so mentions years “before the incarnation of our Lord.” Another religious writer, this one a French Jesuit named Dionysius Petavius (a.k.a. A century or so after Petavius’ work, Isaac Newton wrote a chronology in which he used Petavius’ system—but with a slight change in the wording, using “before” rather than the Latin “ante.” “The times are set down in years before Christ,” Newton wrote, but he didn’t use abbreviations. “You get used to a certain way of doing things,” she says.
“It’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to believe that the earth is only 6,000 years old and that gives much more importance to the A.
“The history is very vague, because it takes a long time” to adopt this sort of dating, Hunt says. So Anno Domini, the year of our Lord, is a very easy transition to make, as opposed to dating the year an emperor had reigned in Rome.” Still, even if there’s logic to counting from a single incredibly important event (and dating like this was also the basis for the Islamic calendar), it took hundreds of years to catch on.
“Christians wanted to get away from the Roman chronology, so they begin to develop a Christian chronology.
This may also help to date the clock since many companies changed either their name, or place of manufacture many times in the course of time. New Haven Gothic Spring Clock - Trying to find out year and Value? A clock that could be rare and needs identiiying All I know about this clock is that is made by Seth Thomas.
So if you know the time line of a company’s history, you can tell when your clock was made. These styles are well documented in clock books as to the years they were made. In the middle of the dial, it says Seth Thomas and it kind of somehow resembles a Seth Thomas …