Antique table clocks as far as the eye can see!
If you are looking for an antique table clock, you can expect a wide selection of different models at Eppli. To be exact, you can choose from more than 30 antique table clocks of various shapes, colors, sizes and materials. By the way, many of these models were made in the 18th - 20th centuries and can be placed not only on tables, but also on chests of drawers, shelves or a fireplace.
Different types, different features
We are firmly convinced that you, as a lover of antique wall clocks, will find your very own personal centerpiece in our store. To help you decide a bit, we present several types in the following text sections.
A portal clock is also considered a table pendulum clock and consists of at least two supporting columns that carry the clock's superstructure, including the movement. For this reason, it is also called a column clock. Another highlight are the often circular dials. Since the portal clock spread from France and southern Germany to Austria, a distinction is made between Austrian and French models in modern times.
This antique table clock belongs to the wheel clocks, but at the same time is equipped with a spring movement. In most cases, the case resembles a square cuboid made of solid wood with numerous golden decorations and a large glass pane behind which the dial as well as the clock hands are placed. Another typical feature of 18th century stick clocks are movements made of brass, as well as dials that often feature Arabic and/or Roman numerals.
The first astronomical clocks date back to the Middle Ages and, in the beginning, were mainly placed inside large churches. A very famous astronomical clock can still be seen today in the beautiful Strasbourg Cathedral. Astronomical room clocks or table clocks, on the other hand, were first developed and sold during the Baroque period. They run mechanically and show not only the time, but also the position of the sun and moon in the sky, as well as the different signs of the zodiac or planets. For this reason, the clock usually requires several dials and, of course, hands.
Antique table clocks from the inside: How they work
If you are now wondering how the above table clocks work at all, we would like to provide you with some suitable answers in this section. Namely, depending on the type, different movements are used.
An anchor movement always consists of two parts. On the one hand, an escape wheel, which is also called escape wheel. The other is an escapement piece or the lever itself. These two parts create a connection between the movement and the escapement wheel, thereby setting the antique table clock in motion.
A quartz clock is an electronic table clock and always requires a source of energy, such as a mains power supply, a rechargeable battery or a battery. This source then passes the energy to small gears that are connected to the clock hands, which thereby start moving.
A striking mechanism works as an independent mechanism and was developed several hundred years ago. Through the striking mechanism, the time is communicated as a clock strike parallel to the classic clock hand view. This usually occurs every 15 minutes.
Manufacturers & brands of antique table clocks
Now we come to the next and therefore last point: the manufacturers in our range! On the one hand, we have antique table clocks in the offer, whose manufacturers can unfortunately nowadays no longer be determined, on the other hand, we also offer models that were produced by well-known brands. To be mentioned here would be companies such as Jaeger-Lecoultre, Cartier or Hour Lavigne.