Grandfather clocks

Clock Collecting Across Generations

06.10.13

I’m also pleasantly surprised that my daughter and son have shown some interest in clocks as well.  Initially they had not shown much interest in the grandfather clock idea, but I’m hoping that all these new clocks will help spark an interest, or at least all the exposure to my interest in clocks over the years will make them both a little sentimental about clocks as well.  Almost everyone who comes to my house comments on the fact that there is a clock anywhere you look, although now I’m trying to replace quantity with quality.

I have an old regulator wall clock with the original glass panel advertising Calumet baking powder that used to hang in a store that my grandparents owned.  This was one of two matching clocks, and I found this one in their barn with the wall clock movement missing.  I refinished the case and fit a key-wound pendulum movement from Klockit in it.  I guess that’s the only one that has some meaning or history to it.  I’ve had it hanging in my bedroom for the past 15 years which is nice except when I sleep somewhere else — on vacation, for example — and then it’s too quiet without the tick-tock sound I’m used to hearing.

I’ve also just discovered the novelty clock section of your website and the interesting Rhythm Clocks, so I’ll be looking at those much more closely.  Originally I was single-mindedly focused on grandfather clocks, and then wall clocks, that I haven’t even looked at everything else you offer.

You already definitely have me as a loyal customer.  I can’t promise I’m going to buy a grandfather clock every year, but I did a fair amount of research before I first contacted you, and was already impressed with your selection and prices; now you can add customer service to that as well.  And that’s pretty much the holy triumvirate of the retail business.

My parents own a hardware store, and my grandparents owned a dry goods store and a department store simultaneously, so I appreciate what it takes to deliver good customer service, and I prefer to give my business to a family-owned business that is well run.

Special thanks to a great grandfather clock and wall clock customer who actually wrote the above in an email to us.  The inter-generational aspect of the story, among others, made us believe this would be of interest to some of of grandfather clocks blog readers.

Regulator Wall Clock Calumet for Calumet Baking Powder

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Grandfather Clock Riddle

07.25.12

Who does not love a good time or clock related riddle.  Well, we came across on at Dictionary.com the other day, and as a leader in the grandfather clock, wall clock and mantel clock industry, we feel it is especially worth sharing.

This one is also much better than the old one about throwing a clock to see time fly.

This clever question goes as follows – what is once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in 1,000 years?  Hint – the answer is shorter than one word.

OK, have you put your thinking cap on and figured this clock and time riddle out for yourself, or do you need to keep reading?  The answer is, simply, m.

Hope this is clear to all you clock enthusiasts out there.  Now when you are sitting in your living room furnished with a Howard Miller grandfather clock, a Hermle wall clock, and a musical Rhythm Clock whether Small World or other, you will have an additional tidbit to entertain your family and friends.

Any more time riddles?  Let us know and we will be happy to share them here.  Feel free to post simply as comments, or write to us with our userid grandfatherclocks on eBay.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer.

Special thanks to www.Dictionary.com

Grandfather Clock with Atomic Timekeeping

11.17.10

We got a call from a customer today who was looking for a chiming grandfather clock that also had atomic time.  Do we have such a grandfather clock?  No.  Do we wish we did?  Absolutely.

Not one to be deterred, this same customer asked if we had a chiming wall clock with radio controlled or atomic time.  After pausing for a moment, I realized we not only do not carry such a wall clock, but we have never seen such a clock, or standalone clock movement which could be fitted with a case, ever with our vast experience and deep knowledge base.

An atomic grandfather clock with chimes, or an atomic chiming wall clock, both sound to us as something that could be a solid seller.  There would be the issue of keeping the chimes in exact sequence with the timing of the clock, but isn’t that what clockwork is all about anyway.

Seiko Clocks are you listening?  Howard Miller Clocks, what do you think?  LaCrosse Technology and Infinity Instruments, how would you feel about adding such items to your lineup.  Perhaps Seth Thomas Clocks can make these a gangbusters hit and help revive the clock industry to its previous glory days when it was the preeminent manufacturer in the USA.  Hermle Clocks, what do you think? Rhythm Clocks and Bulova clocks would also be logical manufacturers of such innovative products.

The next question is if only one could be developed, should one go for the grandfather clock or the wall clock with chiming and atomic time?  What are your thoughts?  We would be very interested in knowing your points of view.

Grandfather Clocks Rhythm Clocks

11.14.10

1-800-4CLOCKS.com is very pleased to announce the introduction of Rhythm Clocks, complete with videos of the Rhythm Wall Clocks and Rhythm Mantel Clocks in motion.  Our only regret is that Rhythm has yet to make Grandfather Clocks, as far as we know.

For those of you who have not seen Rhythm Clocks in action, you will likely be amazed if not mesmerized by the sight, movement, and sounds that these Rhythm Clocks make.

Take a look at this link which features this clock.  Beneath the photo of the clock, you will see a video with a built in player where you can see and hear this clock on our very own website:

Rhythm Grand Encore Legend Wall Clock

Rhythm Grand Encore Legend Wall Clock

Click on this link to see this  and other Ryhthm clocks in motion, with moving images and sound, on our website at    http://www.1-800-4clocks.com/Rhythm-Clocks-Grand-Encore-Legend_4MH834WB06

You might also want to take a look at our Animated Clocks and novelty clocks, including the Simone Cat Clock and the KitCat Clocks, dog clocks, a Felix the Cat Clock, and even a Betty Boop wall clock.

And please do not forget to look at our extensive collection of Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Ridgeway Clocks, Floor Clocks by Hermle, and a great selection of wall clocks and mantle clocks and atomic clocks by Howard Miller.

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