Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vintage / Preowned Moathe Grandfather Clocks 3

Vintage / Preowned Moathe Grandfather Clocks 3

A grandfather clock, also tall-case clock, long-case clock or floor clock, is a freestanding, weight-driven, pendulum clock with the pendulum held inside the tower, or waist of the case. Clocks of this style are commonly around 1.8-2.4m (6-8 feet) tall. The case often features elaborately carved ornamentation on the hood, or bonnet, which surrounds and frames the dial, or clock face. The English clockmaker William Clement is credited with the development of this form in 1670. Most longcase clocks are striking clocks, which means they sound the time on each hour or fraction of an hour.

The terms "grandfather", "grandmother", and "granddaughter" have been applied to longcase clocks. Although there is no specifically defined difference among these terms, the general perception seems to be that a clock smaller than 1.5m (5 feet) is a granddaughter; over 1.5m(5 feet) is a grandmother; and over 2m(6 feet) is a grandfather.

Source: Wikipedia

Moathe Grandfather Clock Catalogue

  • Westminster chime followed by hourly strikes
  • Movement made in Germany
  • Quarter hour chime
  • Solid wooden case
  • Piano finish

Model No. 2011

Solid wooden case with scenic carving on the front of the base.

Color: Dark Brown

Approximately H2230mm x W630mm x D300mm

Price: RM2,990 cash and carry

Good working condition and keep time

1 comment:

  1. Why didn’t I find this post earlier? Keep up the good work!
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