Grandfather clocks

Grandfather Clocks Styles and the Choice of Mechanisms That Tell Time

07.22.07

A Grandfather Clocks purchase brings with it many decisions, not only form and functions, but also matters of personal taste. Aside from the question of an antique grandfather clocks vs. a new Grandfather Clock by such makers as Howard Miller Clocks or Bulova Clocks, first there is the question of the broader style. Does one want a Contemporary Grandfather Clock, a more Traditional Grandfather Clock, a Grandmother Clock, a Curio Grandfather Clock or what might be frequently termed as a more plain looking Floor Clock. The choices within each of the broad categories are many.

There is also the shape of the grandfather clock case. Most grandfather clocks fit into one of two broad definitions, which include the split pediment grandfather clock (also sometimes referred to as a Swan’s Neck pediment with a center finial), or more of a rounded or square type of shape at the top of the clock. Of course there are as many variations as there are and have been clock designers, and part of the art form is picking out the clock that best fits your home’s personality or the decor for your organization. The clocks finish and type of wood are another crticial variable for many, trying of course to match woods for interior decorating purposes. Cherry, Mahogany, Oak (and solid wood clocks with multiple veneers) and many other finishes are presented, and even shades within these woods can vary substantially. One aspect which differentiates all of the grandfather clocks that are sold by 1-800-4CLOCKS is that ALL are Solid Wood. Sometimes there is no substitute to seeing the clock in person, and even then taking into consideration the lighting. We will soon cover the various kinds of grandfather clock movements, including such basics as cable-driven vs. chain driven mechical movements, and the choices of chimes for enthusiasts of clocks.

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