Geared Wooden Clocks

Geared Wooden Clocks

Victor Grech’s Geared Wooden Clocks are handcrafted interpretations of a 15th century Foliot wall clock. The style dates back approximately 500 years - although the actual movement (Foliot) goes back to the end of the 13th Century. The movement constitutes the original realisation of a mechanical unit of time. Foliot clocks were driven by a hanging weight and incorporated wooden gears and a single hour hand.

As each clock is handcrafted in unique Tasmanian timbers, the quantity is limited and uniqueness is guaranteed. Each clock bears a model number, manufacture date and production number engraved on the back of each clock.

Clocks are made from Huon Pine, Sassafras, Myrtle, Blackwood or Tasmanian Eucalypt in a variety of styles – contact the Gallery for current availability

Timber and veneers are natural products, and a range of colour variations within each species is to be expected.

For some online purchases we are unable to specify what timbers are available at any one time as many of our products are made in a wide variety of timbers. In these cases please select your preference of light, medium or dark timber.

When checking out you can choose to be emailed images of available timber variations to choose from.