The case type of the bracket clock was developed in the late 17th century and spread from England throughout Europe. The rectangular wooden cases were a reaction to the new types of movements after the introduction of the pendulum in 1656. They are closed on top by a strongly curved and profiled canopy. The rectangular dial is semicircular on the top with subsidiary dials and indications placed in the arch. This type of bracket clock, with local modifications, was also dominant in Vienna till the end of the 18th century.