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A Grandfather Clock Story from 1913

We found this Grandfather Clock story from an archive from 1913  called The Day Book which was published as a small tabloid in Chicago, IL. . We thought we would would include this in our archives. THE TOY MOUSE   By Harold Carter. The old clockmaker was seated in his office, his head upon his hands, his elbows on his desk, pondering. He occupied a tiny office in an part of New York, downtown, and he had sat there […]

Grandfather Clocks Chime History

Westminster Chimes Arranged from George Fredrick Handel’s aria, “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,” and best known as the chimes of Big Ben, this four-bell melody is the most widely used in modern clocks. Whittington Chimes These chimes were made famous by a person rather than their location of St. Mary Le Bow in Cheapside, London. One day, a penniless boy named Dick Whittington heard them as he ran away to escape drudgery as an […]

Mora Clocks

Mora clocks are a type of longcase clock which were made in and named from the town of Mora, Sweden in the Province of Dalarna around 1750. Production began in the late 18th century and continued through most of the 19th finally succumbing to the increased competition from newer styles and mass production methods due to their popularity.   Poor farming conditions forced the farmers in the Mora area to look for other ways to […]

Hermle Clock History

Hermle Clock History Nearly one hundred years ago, Franz Hermle began manufacturing and selling mechanical clocks. In 1922, Franz Hermle founded the Franz Hermle Clock Company in Gosheim/Wuerttemberg, Germany. Within ten years the company became known as one of the most modern and efficient manufacturers of clock movements in the clock industry. Franz Hermle and his sons’ dedication weathered the effects of WWII and made Franz Hermle and Sohn, prosper while other companies capitulated. The […]

History of the Pendulum Clock

History of the Pendulum Clock A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum, a swinging weight as its timekeeping element. From its invention in 1656 by Christiaan Huygens until the 1930s, the pendulum clock was the world’s most precise timekeeper. Pendulum clocks had to be stationary and level to operate. Any motion or accelerations will affect the motion of the pendulum causing loss or gain of pendulum speed and beat. Antique Pendulum Clocks […]

Seth Thomas Adamantine Clocks

From 1860 through 1870 clocks imported from Europe with decorative slate, onyx or marble cases became very popular among the purchasers in the United States. Clocks of this style became a status purchase among the wealthy. In 1882 Seth Thomas partnered with The Celluloid Manufacturing Company of New York City and started using a new material called Adamantine which was a celluloid veneer in a wide variety of colors that simulate marble or alabaster. This […]

Retired Clocks 2012

The following is a list of clocks that are retired clocks and no longer available for 2012 – 2013 Seiko QXJ021BLH Chiming Mantel Clock 12-30-2013 Hermle Classic Oak Mantel Clock 21129-i92114  12-20-2013 Seiko QHE094GLH Petite Desk Clock – Table Alarm Clock  12-09-2013 Neverlate 7 Day Executive Alarm Clock 12-04-2013 Howard Miller Cambridge 611-154 Grandfather Clock   12-03-2013 Seiko QXA497BLH Wall Clock   12-03-2013 Howard Miller BRINELL II 645-598 Tabletop Alarm Clock –  11-20-2013 Howard Miller Solaris 625-454 Mirrored Large Wall Clock 11-19-2013 Seiko […]