I am a big fan of weight driven clocks and will add them to my collection when time, opportunity and finances allow.
There are generally 2 categories of motive power for mechanical clocks. The energy required to run a clock is provided either by a spring or a weight. Most of my collection is spring-driven but 10 clocks are driven by weights and they represent the broad period from 1835 to 1996.
here are some interesting facts about my ten weight driven clocks:
- Eight are American,
- Two are Austro-German,
- Three are Ogee style,
- Five are thirty-hour or one-day,
- Two are column style
- One is woodworks, and
- Three have deadbeat escapements with maintaining power
Rather than describe each one I will let the photos (with captions) speak for themselves.
There will certainly be more weight driven clocks in the future. I hope you enjoyed the tour.