Login
Password

Forgot your password?

5 Unusual Pendulum Wall Clocks

By Edited Nov 10, 2016 0 0

Pendulum clocks are classic and timeless pieces that can go with almost any style of home. If you want something eye-catching and unique that is functional, you can never go wrong with a pendulum wall clock. And it doesn't have to be the vintage style grandfather's clock; these days, there are tons of different varieties you can choose from. I have found 5 great examples of modern and unusual designs, but first, a brief background on pendulum clocks.

The pendulum clock was invented by Christiaan Huygens in 1656 and, at the time, was the most precise timekeeper in the world. It uses a swinging weight called a pendulum as the timekeeping element. To operate, they must be stationary because any acceleration or movement will affect its motion, thus, causing inaccuracies to the time.

Back then, they were status symbols that expressed their owners' wealth and culture. There were different styles specific to the different time zones of different countries as well as their intended use. Some of these styles include the banjo clock, bracket clock, cartel clock, Comtoise or Morbier clock, crystal regulator, cuckoo clock, longcase, lantern, mantel, ogee, pillar, schoolhouse regulator, Act of Parliament clock, turret, Vienna regulator, Zaandam clock, and Torsion pendulum clock. All classic pieces, but designs and styles have evolved and led to the development of unusual looking pendulum clocks and below are some examples.

The Skull Pendulum clock is perfect if you want something modern with a pirate-like twist. It is in the

Skull clock
shape of a white skull with black eyes and nose. The pendulum is in the design of crossbones and it gives off a spooky yet funky feel. Perhaps something for Halloween?

Thomas Kent
The Thomas Kent Blender Clock is perfect for your kitchen since it is shaped as a blender. There are numbers that are part of the overall design and an analog clock on the bottom part. This is a really nice unusual clock that is also great for gift-giving because of its truly unique design.

Another extraordinary yet magnificent design is the Howard Miller Focal Point 622-779
Howard Miller
Tubular Chime Wall Clock. It is made from solid brass with an acrylic dial, brass hour markers, second hand track and black hands. This large clock has a height of 65 inches and weighs 127 lbs. It has polished brass weights and a pendulum with nine chrome-plated chime tubes with eight-day, tubular bell, cable-driven and triple charm movement. As its name suggests, it will definitely be the focal point in any room.

Coonley Playhouse
The Coonley Playhouse Pendulum Wall Clock by Bulova from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection is an adaptation of a transcom window from the Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinios. It is 25 inches high, has a solid wood case with walnut finish, a swinging blue metal pendulum and weighs in at 6.66 lbs. The Art deco pattern of colorful rectangles and discs with protective lens makes it unique and quite uncommon.

To add a rustic feel to your room, try the Rustic Cedar Clock from Maverick Creations. It is a large
Cedar clock
clock cut from a solid 2" piece of cedar sized at 24' x 26" with hour markers made from cedar branches. The pendulum is a long cedar branch that swings back and forth. This clock is perfect for country-themed homes.

Karlsson
For those who prefer a minimalistic look, check out the Big Swing Time from Karlsson which I found on Wall Decor Source. The face of the clock is a tiny round disk (only 5" in diameter), and it sits on a 40" pendulum which sticks out above and below the clock, swinging gently back and forth.

Pendulum wall clocks do not necessarily have to be heavy, dark, traditional pieces. Clocks as unique and unusual as the designs mentioned above add both beauty and function to your home.

Pendulum clocks are classic and timeless pieces that can go with almost any style of home. If you want something eye-catching and unique that is functional, you can never go wrong with a pendulum wall clock. And it doesn't have to be the vintage style grandfather's clock; these days, there are tons of different varieties you can choose from. I have found 5 great examples of modern and unusual designs, but first, a brief background on pendulum clocks.

The pendulum clock was invented by Christiaan Huygens in 1656 and, at the time, was the most precise timekeeper in the world. It uses a swinging weight called a pendulum as the timekeeping element. To operate, they must be stationary because any acceleration or movement will affect its motion, thus, causing inaccuracies to the time.

Back then, they were status symbols that expressed their owners' wealth and culture. There were different styles specific to the different time zones of different countries as well as their intended use. Some of these styles include the banjo clock, bracket clock, cartel clock, Comtoise or Morbier clock, crystal regulator, cuckoo clock, longcase, lantern, mantel, ogee, pillar, schoolhouse regulator, Act of Parliament clock, turret, Vienna regulator, Zaandam clock, and Torsion pendulum clock. All classic pieces, but designs and styles have evolved and led to the development of unusual looking pendulum clocks and below are some examples.

The Skull Pendulum clock is perfect if you want something modern with a pirate-like twist. It is in the shape of a white skull with black eyes and nose. The pendulum is in the design of crossbones and it gives off a spooky yet funky feel. Perhaps something for Halloween?

http://www.skullplanet.com

The Thomas Kent Blender Clock is perfect for your kitchen since it is shaped as a blender. There are numbers that are part of the overall design and an analog clock on the bottom part. This is a really nice unusual clock that is also great for gift-giving because of its truly unique design.

http://www.clockwarehouse.co.uk/

Another extraordinary yet magnificent design is the Howard Miller Focal Point 622-779 Tubular Chime Wall Clock. It is made from solid brass with an acrylic dial, brass hour markers, second hand track and black hands. This large clock has a height of 65 inches and weighs 127 lbs. It has polished brass weights and a pendulum with nine chrome-plated chime tubes with eight-day, tubular bell, cable-driven and triple charm movement. As its name suggests, it will definitely be the focal point in any room.

http://www.theclockdepot.com

The Coonley Playhouse Pendulum Wall Clock by Bulova from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection is an adaptation of a transcom window from the Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinios. It is 25 inches high, has a solid wood case with walnut finish, a swinging blue metal pendulum and weighs in at 6.66 lbs. The Art deco pattern of colorful rectangles and discs with protective lens makes it unique and quite uncommon.

http://www.sears.com

To add a rustic feel to your room, try the Rustic Cedar Clock from Maverick Creations. It is a large clock cut from a solid 2" piece of cedar sized at 24' x 26" with hour markers made from cedar branches. The pendulum is a long cedar branch that swings back and forth. This clock is perfect for country-themed homes.

http://www.maverickcreations.com/

For those who prefer a minimalistic look, check out the Big Swing Time from Karlsson which I found on Wall Decor Source. The face of the clock is a tiny round disk (only 5" in diameter), and it sits on a 40" pendulum which sticks out above and below the clock, swinging gently back and forth.

Pendulum wall clocks do not necessarily have to be heavy, dark, traditional pieces. Clocks as unique and unusual as the designs mentioned above add both beauty and function to your home.

Advertisement

Comments

Add a new comment - No HTML
You must be logged in and verified to post a comment. Please log in or sign up to comment.

Explore InfoBarrel

Auto Business & Money Entertainment Environment Health History Home & Garden InfoBarrel University Lifestyle Sports Technology Travel & Places
© Copyright 2008 - 2016 by Hinzie Media Inc. Terms of Service Privacy Policy XML Sitemap

Follow IB Technology