In the past, this grandfather clocks blog has shown that the White House has been home to a Grandfather Clock, perhaps well over a hundred years. From looking at the latest issue of Time Magazine, we were pleased to see that not only is there the grandfather clock in the Oval Office, but there is also another one in President Obama’s Private Office as well, shown in a photo with him sitting behind a desk with a painting of former President Ulysses S Grant in the background.
This strongly suggests that The White House has been home to grandfather clocks for well over a 100 years. And that the President’s have always seen fit to keep these clock masterpieces on display throughout the generations.
Howard Miller Clocks currently has makes Limited Editions of Presidential Grandfather Clocks, with grandfather clocks named for Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy (sold out), and we believe Gerald Ford being the most recent introduction.
We would vote for a Barack Obama limited edition grandfather clock to be made, if not by Howard Miller, then by another major clocks manufacturer. Perhaps if over time no one fills this need, then perhaps 1-800-4CLOCKS will manufacture this clock ourselves. Any potential buyers out there? Let us know!
As no office should be without a grandfather clock, the White House Oval Office also proudly displays a grandfather clock all the time, and has through the administrations of many Presidents. Here below is are photos of grandfather clocks hard at work in the Oval Office with President Obama and others.