The turned wood base has a few minor bumps and nicks. Nice old patina on the Swiss-made swing arm. Bottom finial may be absent.
A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a penduluma swinging weight, as its timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator : it swings back and forth in a precise time interval dependent on its length, and resists swinging at other rates. From its invention in by Christiaan Huygens until the s, the pendulum clock was the world's most precise timekeeper, accounting for its widespread use.
Last updated: December 15, T ick tock, tick tock—that's the sound we think of when we think of clocks, even though the vast majority of modern timekeepers make hardly any sound at all. Not so long ago, virtually every clock and watch made a tick-tock noise because it was completely mechanical rather than electrical or electronic.
Mystery clocks have been popular since the 18th century. The clock seems to have no mechanism, yet keeps time. One of the most famous is the "swinging-arm clock.
A pendulum has a specialized form of motion. In standard form, it can be an accurate timekeeper and that's made it important to clockmakers. The swinging movement also can be seen in other objects.
At first I thought is was a crappy video, I thought the front of the pendulum was reflecting overhead lights. If those Clocks For Social Goods on hackaday. This one wins.
Mechanical clocks are inherently inaccurate and therefore cannot be compared to electronic clocks. People have to keep in mind that antique clocks are often hundreds of years old. Each antique clock was made by hand without using electric tools and without the aid of computerized machines.
The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand. British a piece of plasticleatheror cloth used for holding a watch on your wrist. Free thesaurus definition of parts of clocks and watches from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Education.
For your consideration we present a terrestrial globe clock manufactured by Uhrenfabrik Carl Werner, Villingen as indicated by the logo on the movement. The company was founded in and even maintained an assembly factory in France. Werner was the largest movement maker in Germany untilwhen the facilities burned down.