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5 Different Types of Grandfather Clocks

Ever wondered why grandfather clocks are called by this particular name; or perhaps, how they acquired this unique name? When was the last time you actually saw a grandfather clock in someone’s house? Given their incredibly long cases, echoing bells, swinging pendulums, and the prominent Roman numerals, one might assume that they belong to the …

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28 Different Types of Clocks

Before clocks were common, the words “clockwise” and “counterclockwise” used to be known as “sunwise” and “widdershins,” respectively. The contraction “o’clock,” on the other hand, comes from the 15th-century phrase “stroke of the clock” which refers to the medieval mechanical clocks. The world’s most accurate clock was invented by the Institute of Colorado. It won’t …

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The Main Parts of a Wall Clock

Even in today’s environment of digital phones, devices and watches it’s nice having wall clocks in the house. We have two wall clocks which I glance at all the time for the time. They’re large chrome and white wall clocks (they look really cool). If you’re interested in understanding the different parts of a wall …

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