banjo clock


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banjo clock

n.
A pendulum clock having a round face, a relatively narrow elongated case, and a rectangular box at the bottom.
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The installation includes eight longcase clocks, eighteen cuckoo clocks, twelve mantle clocks, a banjo clock, recordings of crows, and an alarm clock set into volumes of the British Museum's General Catalogue of Printed Books.
Grafton-born clockmaker Simon Willard invented the "improved timepiece,'' also referred to today as the banjo clock.
The first of these designs was the Banjo clock built in 1802.