Clocks and Objects with Movement

Wall and Console Clocks

In about 1600, English horologers started using springs in pendulum watches. This helped to reduce the case height. They started making such clocks to hang on a wall or producing them with a console support to mount on furniture. Eventually, the name “console clock” was used for all small clocks that stand on shelves. Common features of such clocks were a dial with metal, wooden or bone decoration and a wooden stand.