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4.01 – Site and Ownership
The general location of a clock in this taxonomy is called SITE. There are two main categories of sites: outdoor and indoor. Also, I introduce the notion of DOMAIN: public and private. A clock is public when located on a site owned by public funds. A clock is private if located in or outside a privately owned house or business. In the following, we will consider external and interior clocks, whether public or private.
4.01.1 – Outdoor Clocks: Public or Private Domain
The only way to collect large outdoor clocks, public or private, is to photograph them. You can spot them as you travel and create an exciting album of outdoor clocks. Here is the list of outdoor clock types.
Clocks Visible at a Distance
Street Level Clocks
Park and Garden Clocks
- Horizontal Sundial
- Strut or Stand Sundial
- Pedestal Sundial
- Sundial Vase
- Armillary Sphere Sundial
4.01.2 – Indoor Clocks: Private or Public Domain
Most of the indoor clocks in the following popups are private clocks. Throughout their lives, they have been part of furniture accessories in a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, a family room or parlor, a playroom, a hallway, an adult or children’s bedroom, a personal office, etc. A collector usually doesn’t know the exact location unless he obtained the information from a previous owner. Thus, one can only infer that a clock was part of a particular room of the house, often derived from the type of clock in question.
Five Major Types of Indoor Clocks
Generally speaking, there are five major categories of indoor clocks depending on their placement in space. Some are hybrid because of their architecture. Indeed, they may be installed on a piece of furniture, a shelf, or hung on a wall.
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