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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the Weasley family clock is referred to as a grandfather clock. However, this is likely an error made by [[J. K. Rowling]] as shown in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' as Mrs. Weasley is taken with carrying the clock around with her everywhere she goes in the house. Unless she magically reduced the clock to portable size, it is probable that Rowling made an error in the text of Book 4. Harry further backs this up by noting that the family clock used to ''hang'' on the Weasleys' living room wall.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the Weasley family clock is referred to as a grandfather clock. However, this is likely an error made by [[J. K. Rowling]] as shown in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' as Mrs. Weasley is taken with carrying the clock around with her everywhere she goes in the house. Unless she magically reduced the clock to portable size, it is probable that Rowling made an error in the text of Book 4. Harry further backs this up by noting that the family clock used to ''hang'' on the Weasleys' living room wall.
 
[[File:Weasley's clock.gif|thumb|left|250px|The face of the Weasleys' family clock.]]
 
[[File:Weasley's clock.gif|thumb|left|250px|The face of the Weasleys' family clock.]]
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', the clock has grey hands with family names on it and photographs of family members on silver hands. The clock is yellow and is surrounded by a piece of parchment (with a green background), and the text is red. The locations are: GARDEN, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|SCHOOL]], [[The Burrow|HOME]], DENTIST, [[Azkaban|PRISON]], LOST, [[Quidditch|QUIDDITCH]] and MORTAL PERIL. The clock also appears to be weight driven.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', the clock has grey hands with family names on it and photographs of family members on silver hands. The clock is yellow and is surrounded by a piece of parchment (with a green background), and the text is red. The locations are: GARDEN, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|SCHOOL]], [[The Burrow|HOME]], DENTIST, [[Azkaban|PRISON]], LOST, [[Quidditch|QUIDDITCH]] TRAVELLING and MORTAL PERIL. The clock also appears to be weight driven.
 
*It is ironic that Dentist is listed on the clock in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''. It is implied a few times in the series that [[Wizards|wizards]] have no use for dentists. In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', when [[Hermione Granger]] tells the [[Slug Club]] that her parents are dentists, she has to explain what a dentist does. To which [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] replies, "Is that considered a dangerous profession?" Although it is highly likely that Arthur Weasley added it, due to his fascination with Muggles.
 
*It is ironic that Dentist is listed on the clock in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''. It is implied a few times in the series that [[Wizards|wizards]] have no use for dentists. In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', when [[Hermione Granger]] tells the [[Slug Club]] that her parents are dentists, she has to explain what a dentist does. To which [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] replies, "Is that considered a dangerous profession?" Although it is highly likely that Arthur Weasley added it, due to his fascination with Muggles.
 
*In [[Between 2010 and 2017|2012]], a group of students at the University of Munich replicated this clock via smartphone apps and microcontroller technologies.<ref name="reallifeclock">[magicclock.de]</ref>
 
*In [[Between 2010 and 2017|2012]], a group of students at the University of Munich replicated this clock via smartphone apps and microcontroller technologies.<ref name="reallifeclock">[magicclock.de]</ref>

Revision as of 00:37, October 16, 2012

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Weasleys' family clock
Object information
Usage

Displays the whereabouts of each member of the Weasley family

Owners

Weasley family

"Of course she will already know, that ingenious clock of her's."
Albus Dumbledore on the Weasley's clock[src]

The Weasley family owned a magical family clock which individually monitored each of their whereabouts. Located in the living room at The Burrow, the clock had nine golden hands, one for every member of the household. In place of hours on the clock's face were a series of possible locations, including "home," "school", "work", "travelling", "lost", "hospital", "prison", and "mortal peril." During the Second Wizarding War, all of the hands constantly pointed at "mortal peril." Harry reflected at one point that he liked the clock as, while it was useless if you wanted to know what time it was, it was otherwise very informative.

Behind the scenes

  • In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Weasley family clock is referred to as a grandfather clock. However, this is likely an error made by J. K. Rowling as shown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Mrs. Weasley is taken with carrying the clock around with her everywhere she goes in the house. Unless she magically reduced the clock to portable size, it is probable that Rowling made an error in the text of Book 4. Harry further backs this up by noting that the family clock used to hang on the Weasleys' living room wall.
Weasley's clock

The face of the Weasleys' family clock.

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. [magicclock.de]

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