Classic Table Clocks
(Bracket, Carriage, Mantel etc.)
Classic table clocks is used here as a collective name for traditional classic designs of clocks placed on a table, mantel, or any surface other than the floor. These clocks developed with the introduction of springs to power the mechanism, as opposed to weights that drive long case clocks; providing the opportunity for smaller, more portable, timepieces. Clocks included in this category are: Bracket clocks, Carriage clocks and Mantel clocks.
Bracket Clock – Clock cases reflected the styles of long case clocks of the era, with early engraved and decorated clocks evolving into simpler functional models.
Carriage Clock – is usually metal-cased, spring-driven, and designed for travelling. The distinguishing feature is the carrying handle on top to aid mobility, some have a protective case.
Mantel Clock – a spring-driven clock intended for placing on the mantel over a fireplace. Technically, it is like a carriage clock but smaller and with no handle and is often low and wide. Generally they are more ornate than a bracket clock, although more recently there has been a blending of the two styles.
The collection of classic table clocks available today encompasses various styles and materials. Technology and modern production techniques enable the production of traditional table clocks, with both classic mechanical or crystal quartz crystal movements giving consumers a extensive choice; and the opportunity to acquire the perfect timepiece that will enhance their home or office.
Every room benefits in having a clock to tell the time, a classic table clock makes a statement, completes the mantelpiece or table top and enhances aroom – where it can complement it’s interior design