When was the anniversary clock invented?

What is an anniversary clock?

: a clock with a slow torsion pendulum that enables it to run as long as 400 days on a single winding. — called also four-hundred-day clock.

How do you use an anniversary clock?

To set the correct time, simply use your finger to turn the minute hand until you reach the correct time. Since most anniversary clocks do not chime, you can turn the minute hand in either direction to reach the correct time. Do not turn the hour hand, as this can damage the clock.

Why is it called a anniversary clock?

The “anniversary clock” is called that because it’ll run for about 400 days on one winding, so you can wind the thing on your wedding anniversary, perhaps making a celebration of the ritual.

What does an anniversary clock look like?

Anniversary clocks are table top clocks in a glass or crystal case that allow you to see its inner workings. They are typically made of brass and have a rotating pendulum with three or four brass balls that whirl like a crazy merry-go-round beneath the clock face. Some clocks have a brass handle on the top.

Why does my pendulum stop swinging?

Often a pendulum clock will stop when it has been moved, bumped or even a too aggressive push to restart a pendulum. It is not broken, only out of beat. This only takes a few minutes to readjust and all pendulum clock owners should learn how as this will happen eventually.

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How do you wind up an anniversary clock?

To wind your anniversary clock, gently turn the winding key counterclockwise three or four turns. Once the key can no longer turn, your clock is wound for the next 400 days.

How do you set the time on a pendulum clock?

Stop the pendulum to move the pendulum bob up or down to change the pendulum’s effective length. If the clock is running fast, move the bob down or turn the nut to the left. If the clock is running slow, move the bob up or turn the nut to the right. Restart the pendulum and reset the clock hands to the proper time.

How do you set the chimes on an anniversary clock?

Insert 2 Duracell AA batteries (observing the orientation shown on the drawing). Push the TEST button once and the clock will strike 6:00. Count the number of hours from 6:00 a.m. until the last full hour of the actual time, and press the TEST button that number of times. Your chime is now programmed.