The most familiar style, the grandfather clock, is usually about 8 feet tall. Other categories of antique clocks include banjo, shelf, Grafton, bracket, lighthouse, dwarf, mirror and tavern clocks. None of these are quite as towering and majestic as true grandfather clocks, however.
How tall are grandfather clocks?
Grandfather clock, also called longcase clock, tall pendulum clock (see animation) enclosed in a wooden case that stands upon the floor and is typically 1.8 to 2.3 metres (6 to 7.5 feet) in height.
Why are grandfather clocks 6 feet tall?
Most early models stood around 6 feet tall. Their midsections consisted of wooden cases that housed the ever-important pendulums. Over time, clockmakers started installing longer pendulums, which required longer cases in turn, hence the phrase longcase clock.
Do grandfather clocks appreciate in value?
Longcase clocks, even the battered, dusty and stored-in-the-garage-because-it-doesnt-work variety, can be worth from hundreds to tens of thousands of pounds, according to a specialist.
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