Talk:Banjo clock

Latest comment: 17 years ago by Jack Bethune in topic Clocks vs. timepieces

Clocks vs. timepieces


I have added brief references to the nature of "timepieces," which lack striking mechanisms, and noted that this distinction sets them apart from "clocks," which usually have bells or gongs that announce the passage of time. Some banjo-shaped timekeeping instruments had striking mechanisms, of course, which would place them in the category of clocks, but this is a rarely found feature. It is hoped that this distinction will be helpful to those who investigate timekeeping instruments (such as Willard's patented banjo design), and who want to learn more about their useful characteristics. Jack Bethune 19:24, 27 August 2006 (UTC)Reply