turret clock (clock)


The oldest clocks in Britain are called turret or tower clocks. Some have been in use for more than 600 years. This one is more recent but is of a traditional design with a wrought iron framework. On either side are the timekeeping and striking gears which were driven by weights from below. It would have been fitted with a pendulum, an invention of the 1600s, although this is now missing.

This object is on display at RAMM in the Courtyard.

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