From February 2008

Unusual Grandfather Clocks

Surely when most people think of grandfather clocks they think of the stately traditional clocks with ornate hoods and grand chimes that melodically report the hour. There are, of course, traditionally designed grandfather clocks that can still be purchased today – created in an antique style befitting a home hundreds of years ago. But for …

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A Grandfather Clock as a Family Heirloom

Every family has treasured items that they hope will be passed down from generation to generation; not to mention treasured items that have already been passed down and are now residing in your home. Certainly jewelry, dishes, and even albums and photographs are cherished keepsakes that often make their way through the family lineage. But …

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Contemporary Grandfather Clocks: New Twist on an Old Favorite

Surely when most of us conjure up the image of grandfather clocks we think of the intricately carved clock casings reflective of antique design. After all, grandfather clocks were the first clocks welcomed into early American homes. And many of the grandfather clock designs of today are indicative of those early designs; ornately carved hoods …

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Grandfather Clocks Count on Pendulum Technology

Today there are clocks of every kind available through a number of reputable vendors such as 1-800-4CLOCKS; and as modern consumers most of us rely on the more modern technology available through such pieces as atomic clocks. But pendulum technology is still quite popular and is seen in everything from wall clocks to grandfather clocks. …

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How Long Case Clocks Became Grandfather Clocks

The tall clocks that anchor our rooms – carved in intricate designs that reflect the style of our home’s décor – are often referred to as grandfather clocks, the accepted vernacular of clocks of this size and stature (generally six to eight feet tall). But grandfather clock was actually a subsequent term to the original …

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Classic Timekeeping with a Grandfather Clock

As long as humans have been in existence we have measured time in some capacity; our modern method for doing so – the clock – has evolved through the generations and has seen a variety of manifestations – from mechanical clocks to atomic clocks. Throughout the years, clocks became less about keeping time and more …

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clocks

Grandfather clocks have been in existence for generations, often taking up residence in homes as a traditional way to mark time and enhance a room. The grandfather clock – also known as the longcase clock – can set the tone for an entire room, and even an entire home. Their often ornate exteriors are created …

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Features of a Grandfather Clock

There is so much that defines a truly great grandfather clock; features which prospective buyers must examine in order to find the clock that best suits their personality, their style, and their home décor. That which inspires people to choose grandfather clocks in the first place – over mantel clocks, wall clocks, and atomic clocks …

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Modern Grandfather Clock Retailers

As consumers we are always looking for reputable vendors from which to purchase those goods and services that are important to us. Those pieces that are chosen specifically for homes are especially crucial, particularly if such pieces are meant to foster a cohesive design that we are attempting to promote. Grandfather clocks are especially critical …

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More Grandfather Clocks with Tubular Chimes Westminster and Triple Chime

One of the choices facing Grandfather Clocks shoppers is whether to go with one of the many mainstream grandfather clocks, the very large majority of which have hammers which strike on chime rods, or some kind of alternative. A great alternative to consider, especially those who have both large homes and want to be able …

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