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The Mora Clock is a special kind of longcase clock, made in the town Mora, the province Dalarna of Sweden. Production began in the late 18th century and continued through most of the 19th.
Many different styles were created, and depending on the region, the paint color, and style of the case was designed according to local trends. In the past, people would bring the mechanical insides, such as the watch, and had a local carpenter to make the case.
By mid 19th century production slowed down and quality deteriorated due to competition from less expensive American and German clocks. Production did continue well into the 20th century. Genuine Mora Clocks are today rarities, and a narrow definition of a true Mora clock is a clock made in Dalarna in the late 1700s.
According to Wikipedia, Mora clock faces are often marked with the inscription “A A S Mora”—the initials of Krång Anders Andersson (1727-1799) of Östnor, traditionally known as the first clockmaker in the district of Mora.
The clock works were crafted by farmers, the first being Krang Anders Anderson (1729-99) , who needed to find additional income during the winter months. The iron mines of nearby Sala made iron affordable for the farmers to work with, which allowed the clock industry to grow. It started with a few farmers who needed extra money, but by the end of the nineteenth century the clock making business in Sweden thrived. More than 50,000 clockwork motors were produced during this time.
Each family around the region would specialize in producing one or more of the parts required for these clocks. A finished clock would often be sold without a case, in which the buyer would then have to arrange for one to be made locally.
As many as 1,000 clocks were being made each year. Clock cases evolved from a straight case in the eighteenth century to a curvier form in the nineteenth century. Within 80 years, the competition from inexpensive German and American clocks put an end to this cottage industry.
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