Sternreiter WW80170013 "Brettluhr" Weight-Driven Skeleton Clock

Sternreiter "Brettluhr" Weight-Driven Skeleton Clock

Model Number: Sternreiter WW80170013

List Price: $408

Our Price: $286

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Dimensions: 27 x 9 x 4 inches

A Brettluhr is a “Little Board Clock.” It was a clock that mostly existed in Vienna in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. It appeared in many styles and configurations, but Brettluhren commonly consisted of a board with a movement mounted to it. Usually the board didn’t have any sides or door which encased the movement.

This clock has a beautiful brass German 8-day skeleton mechanism that shows off the beauty of the gears. It is a single-train movement with a drop-off bell strike. In other words, it strikes the bell once as the minute hand passes the hour.

The wooden board comes from Amish craftsmen. It is hand cut and hand finished. The solid-walnut board has a beautiful and rich grain. Each one is slightly different, as a different part of the tree is used. A Sternreiter original!

This clock would be a beautiful addition to any home. It’s swinging pendulum, falling weight, and ringing bell add life and dimension to a room. Hanging this piece on your wall will provide a delightful presence and interactive charm.

In 1640 the “Waaguhr” was the first mechanical clock that was affordable by the new middle class in Europe. Its simple design allowed for only one hand indicating the hours. The average person of the Seventeenth Century measured time with only three times of day:sunrise, high noon, and sunset.

This mechanism is a more modern and accurate version of the style of clock which was available in 1640. It includes a pendulum escapement (developed in 1659 by Christiaan Huygens) and a solid brass mechanism. There are two hands (one for hours and one for minutes) and it runs eight days on a single winding. This piece also includes a minute hand, which was developed in a clock in 1577 by Jost Burgi (who is also a contender for the invention of logarithms) made for astronomer Tycho Brahe.

The Brettluhr Castle Clock is from Sternreiter and is assembled in the U.S.A.

Warranty: Two years.

Availability: In Stock Category: Clocks > Wall > Weight Driven Condition: New
You may click the button to hear this clock strike:

Operating Instructions

United States Shipping: Our clocks will normally be shipped by UPS ground within three business days of receipt of order, and will be delivered approximately 3 - 5 business days after that (in the continental US). If there will be a delay in shipping, we will notify you, and give you the option of canceling your order. Expedited delivery is available at extra charge. If you have questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 1-888-742-5625.

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Bill's Clockworks has been in business since 1991. We sell clocks online and at our shop in Flora, Indiana. Member of the Better Business Bureau and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

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Sales Tax: Indiana sales will be charged 7% sales tax.

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