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Table clocks

Scope note

Use specifically for spring-driven clocks in gilt metal cases of the 16th and 17th centuries, and generally for clocks in many forms designed to stand on tables, known since the early 15th century, especially in Germany.

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Broader Terms used

<clocks by form>

Narrower Terms used

tabernacle clocks

Term used for

clocks, table

Equivalent Terms used

table clock


12yrs ago

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