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Hermle Grandfather Clocks Setup Instructions

Table of Contents I. Location for the clock………………….5 II. Unpacking the clock…………………..5 III. Putting the clock into operation………….6 A. Remove the shipping material………..6 B. Unpacking the pendulum……………6 C. Hanging the pendulum……………..6 D. Attaching the weights………………6 E. Setting the moon phase (if applicable) …. 7 IV. The Movement………………………8 A. Shut off………………………….8 B. Night shut off…………………….8 C. Chime selection……………………9 D. Setting the time……………………9 E. Starting the pendulum……………..10 V. Regulation of the clock……………….10 …

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Worlds Smallest Nanotech Grandfather Clock

An absolutely amazing article recently in CNN’s Technology Section profiled the world’s smallest working car that is made of single molecules, and responds with movements, such as moving forward, based on the electrical impulses from a nano-grid just beneath it.   When one stops to think about the implication for having an albeit prototype working vehicle …

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Hugo and the Train Station Clocks

The great director Martin Scorsese has finally made a movie expressly for children.  And even more relevant for the readers of this grandfather clocks blog, he has made a movie whose central theme is the maintenance of large train station clocks, or some might say double-sided grandfather clock time machines. Hugo opens on Wednesday November …

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Grand Mother Clocks

We at 1-800-4CLOCKS were more than a little surprised to learn that many people who are looking for grandmother clocks instead search for grand mother clocks.  It’s not a clocks or clock distinction that would normally come up in a retail environment or during the many years we have also dome catalog sales through our …

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Heirloom Grandfather Clocks

When considering the purchase of a grandfather clock, the single most important criterion for many is that it be an heirloom quality grandfather clock that can be passed along to their children and grandchildren and beyond.  This is not a far fetched goal.  As the author of this blog post sits here, he has a …

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Grandfather Clocks Oak Cherry Mahogany

What if you actually gave customers a choice of ordering the very same grandfather clock model, but in either solid oak, solid cherry or solid mahogany.  And then the clock would be available for shipment 2-3 weeks later. With our newest line of grandfather clocks, very soon to be introduced on our 1-800-4CLOCKS.com website as …

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Grandfather Clocks Made in America

1-800-4CLOCKS.com has always carried only what it considers to be the highest quality grandfather clocks, the large majority of which have high-grade German mechanical movements.  While the cases, while also of the highest quality for their price points, are sometimes not solid wood cases with the same type of wood throughout of the finish in …

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Grandfather Clocks Information

Helpful clock information about grandfather clock types, whether researching antique grandfather clocks, or trying to get on a great deal and understand which are the best deals, most reliable clock brands, and even understand the basic information of grandfather clock types and features, there are precious few reliable grandfather clock shopping and discount resources to …

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1-800-4CLOCKS Grandfather Clocks Brand

Here is a grandfather clock question which is weighing heavily on our minds as a major retailer of grandfather clocks.  We very much want the input of grandfather clock shoppers, especially those with a keen eye for grandfather clocks on sale and who are looking for grandfather clock discounts, but who still want the highest …

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Grandfather Clock History Revisited

The history of grandfather clocks is something we have written a lot about, both in this Blog and on our main website 1-800-4CLOCKS.com.  The grandfather clock, or back in 1650 around the time and in later years was better known as a Floor Clock or Tallcase Clock or Longcase Clock, was first made by abc, …

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