Chamber clock (Accepted)

Chamber clock (Accepted)

A clock is a mechanism that tells the time of day.  It’s a period artifact, but no period heraldic examples of its use have been found.  (Its earliest known use as a charge is in 17th C. armory.)  The illustration is of the type known as a “chamber clock”, mid-16th C. [Ernest Edwardes, Weight-Driven Chamber Clocks of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, plates 18-19; cf. Amman 75].

There is also an example in Society armory of the “clockface”, with the hours (twelve by default) marked around the edge of a roundel.  The use of the clockface alone is deemed a step from period practice.  For related charges, see astrolabe, equatorium, sphere, sundial.

John Gal of Freeston bears:  Argent, a chamber clock azure faced argent.

Lillian Taylor bears:  Azure, on a round clockface argent numbered sable a lizard tergiant bendwise vert, all within a bordure argent ermined azure.

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