Clocks - Tower clocks, Street clocks, Architectural clocks and others.
They can be quite historical and serious to quite comical - enjoy and learn.
Tower Clocks - are often found in bell towers.
If you don't know about them, don't mess with them, just look.
Some features may be:
Rewind weights for the pendulum and bell strikes.
- manual rewind of weights for the pendulum and bell strikes (somebody had to climb the tower and rewind the weights) became known as the 8 day rewind.
- 12 hour timing - older clocks - ring bells 24 hours a day, noon and midnight are the same.
- 24 hour timing - with inserts to stifle ringing at certain hours.
- electrical rewind (to rewind weights automatically, usually a shorter vertical rewind) doesn't need to last 8 days.
- small electric motor to run the clock only.
Bypasses the rewind mechanism.
There is actually a person in New England who goes around twice a year to
reset clocks for in and out of daylight saving time.
Also a person in the New York subway system.
E. Howard (Boston, MA) and Seth Thomas (Thomasville, CT.) are the most prevalent.
An example of each is in the PICTURES section.
site - Tower Clocks - National Assn. of Watch and Clock Collectors
site - Tower Clocks, Watches - Mostly England - Subscription site for some things.
site - Clock Museum, Newark, NY - Worldwide - New York State - has a Meneely.