The History of Wall Clock

Watches have probably been used by mankind for thousands of years and has a certain connection with how long humans have been able to cast and produce various alloys of different metals.

Larger and smaller bells, with or without connection with the cult (cult could in some cases take place in homes), has in ancient times been used by the Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and other Asian peoples. Large bells in the church tower was introduced by the Christian church.

Bells in Eastern origin.The supposedly oldest clock.

Probably the bells in its current form originated in the Middle East. The oldest known cast bell that is not of Chinese type (in China are older specimens that have appeared from the above data in the previous section), found in an old excavation of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh on the river Tigris north of Mosul in the current northern Iraq. Its age has been estimated that about 3,000 years old and is cast in bronze and is only 8 cm high. It was completely cylindrical unlike our more conical shapes. Up on the watch’s crown above the mantle surface available on this watch two relief figures and sculptures , as decoration, and two loops for the clock to be held in or hung up.

Clocks in the Roman Empire before Christianity

Watches are an older phenomenon than the Christianity – long before Christianity existed watches in pagan use, and they were not alone in the religious use either. They could be used to collect the bath , or advertising that people would buy on the markets in the squares, or for the protection of children against demons, as well as in temples and so on. The first religious (temples) watches as you know in West is the temple bells at the temple of Jupiter in Rome , where the bells were hung in a gable .

Watches were thus among other things, a collection of signal and it was a very common use in the Roman Empire . Therefore, the early Christians in ancient Christianity firmly rejecting the bells and ringing, and the setting was kept alive for centuries. When the congregation for worship was the first both verbally (when the congregation was still small), then increasingly through the announcer and through trumpet (trumpet for a role model in the Old Testament ) or impact against ,a kind of strange sound device made ​​of wood or metal, which under its old name still employed in small churches in Greece and indeed in some other places during the Easter season.