Keeping time in the Victorian era looked much different than the digital world in which we live today.
Instead of an electrical cord or batteries clocks were wound with a key.
The clock was powered by the swing of a pendulum.
Some were very ornately embellished.
Clock faces varied greatly from simplistic to fancy designs...
A series of gears, chimes, and other workings kept the clock running.
Various types of clocks could be found in Victorian homes including grandfather clocks,
and shelf clocks.
Most clocks were eight day clocks wound weekly using a key.
Two holes in the face of the clock were used, one to wind the chimes and the other for the time.
The rhythmic tick tock of an antique clock announcing the hour with melodic chimes to pass the time of day is a comforting sound indeed.
How do you prefer to keep time?