Skip to main content

Tower clocks

Scope note

Large clocks in which the dials are set at a distance from the movements; usually placed in towers, turrets, or in other prominent locations on public buildings.

Term type


Getty AAT term number


Broader Terms used

<clocks by form>

Equivalent Terms used

tower clock


12yrs ago

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Terminology definition for: tower clocks" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-16 18:32:00

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Terminology definition for: tower clocks|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-16 18:32:00|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...