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Grandfather Clocks History First 250 Years

Since grandfather clocks were first being made and introduced in the mid 1600s, there were perhaps a good 200 plus years where makers of grandfather clocks were highly decentralized, originally from Merry Old England and other parts of what are now the united Kingdom, and gradually spreading to other parts of Western Europe, and then …

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Big Ben Grandfather Clocks

Many grandfather clock discount shoppers will come into one of our stores, or call us, and ask to see the Big Ben grandfather clock selection we carry.  Almost invariably, they mean grandfather clocks that play the famous Westminster Chimes, which are also played by the Big Ben Clock Tower in the Parliament Building in downtown …

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The reason for time, explained

This one is almost a magical quote, that any grandfather clock or timepiece enthusiast would appreciate.  Music to my ears. It is, simply, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” –Albert Einstein. While you might not need a grandfather clock or wall clock or wristwatch or mantel clock, or …

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Grandfather Clocks Discount Sale

Whether we are selling Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Museum Clocks™ Grandfather Clocks, the Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Collection, Hermle Floor Clocks, or Kieninger Grandfather Clocks we always work with our customers to provide the very best in service and value, along with our Low Price Guarantee.  Frequently the clincher for many of our repeat customers especially …

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Grandfather Clock Perfect Valentines Day Present

We just had a grandfather clocks shopping customer call us last week to say he was looking for a grandfather clock as the ideal Valentines Day gift for his bride.  It was also going to be his gift for their 20th wedding anniversary, whose anniversary date was also fast approaching. Was the grandfather clock to …

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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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