Types of Clock

A confusing array of names is given to clocks. We have described the most common varieties.

Wall Clocks

'Wall clock' is a generic term for types of clock that must be hung on a wall.

Included in this broad category are lantern and Act of Parliament clocks. Some smaller regulator clocks are also wall clocks.

Table Clock

The term 'table clock' is a generic name for clocks placed on a table, mantel or other horizontal surface except the floor .

Included in this main category are:

  • bracket clock
  • mantel clock
  • carriage clock
  • dial clock