8-Day Hermle Mantel Clock Design
This 8-Day Hermle Mantle Clock is the perfect addition to your collection. Crafted with the finest solid mahogany wood which is an incredibly strong and durable type of wood. Another key feature of this clock would be the large glass and wood-framed bezel including a caddy top with an ornate carry handle. The dial is made up of ravishing brass and steel that adds a beautiful sheen to the design. It also comes with a working moon roller than can be discovered in the arch and a triple chiming feature with a chime switch leaver that enables you to switch between chimes.
A unique fact about this mantle clock is that it follows the German 8-day Westminster chime movement and plays Westminster chimes on the quarters and hour. A musical movement and floating balance contribute to the clock’s Charm.
The History Of The Mantle Clock
Mantel clocks were first introduced at sometime in the 1750’s in France. It was given the name of the ‘mantel clock’ because it typically is always placed on top of a shelf, fireplace, or mantel in the home. Therefore, some people knew it as a ‘shelf clock’ rather than a ‘mantel clock’. The main materials used to make a mantel clock were usually wood, porcelain or ormolu.
What Does Timepiece Mean?
A timepiece is known as an object that can accurately measure time. Examples of a timepiece would be a clock and a watch.
When Was The First Timepiece Invented?
The very first timepiece was invented by a clockmaker called Peter Henlein from Numberg in 1504. This was the very first portable timepiece, known as a watch in this modern day. The Old English word daegmael meaning “day measure” became known as clock in the most recent version of English. Before the genius invention of clocks, humans used to measure the time by using sundials, water clocks and hourglasses.
How To Clean A Wooden Clock
The easiest way to clean and polish a wooden clock would be to use a clean cloth and remove dust with a small amount of wood polisher. This is entirely optional but you could then proceed to use a beeswax polish to add extra shine to the clock case.