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. Most of these ingenious timepieces include ornate reverse glass painted scenes and ornamentation.
The first of these designs was the Banjo clock built in 1802.
PHOTO : A banjo clock, made in the 1850s and frequently found in Wells Fargo offices Mr.