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When I was very young, my father owned his own business; it was a clock repair shop. Because my mother also worked, when I was too young to be left by myself, I would alternate coming to work with either my father or my mother. My mother worked as a secretary in a hotel and I would sit in the lobby and play with toys, but I remember being much more intrigued by my father’s work.
Though he was very strict about me not touching anything, I would be allowed to look at the different clocks and watch him work when he was repairing one. I would always admire the oak grandfather clocks that he had in his shop; those were my favorite ones. I think watching him work on clocks and finding out how machines worked was what led me to being interested in becoming an engineer.
Grandfather clocks are still highly sought after, although not everyone understands the appeal. In my opinion, a grandfather clock adds beauty and a pleasant background sound to the home or office. A grandfather clock can also anchor a room and serve as a conversation piece (doesn’t it always seem like a grandfather clock has a great story behind it?).
Grandfather clocks are also a solid investment because they will last many lifetimes if properly cared for. You can pass grandfather clocks down as a family heirloom. In my own home, I have two oak grandfather clocks. One is from my great-grandmother and the other is from my husband’s father. Both are fantastic additions to our home.
There are certain pieces of décor that characterize a home as stately and refined. Chandeliers are one such item, as they call to mind visions of classical decadence. The traditional grandfather clock is another. It doesn’t attract too much attention to itself, but its solid bulk still makes for a satisfying presence in the corner of a room.
Digital clocks might be convenient, but they don’t offer the same aesthetic appeal as oak grandfather clocks. These clocks leave the impression of being pricy antiques when in fact they are quite modern. A digital clock lacks charm, while grandfather clocks provide it in spades.
Clock Towers have stood the test of time. At the University of Barcelona (Officially in Universitat de Barcelona), the clock and the iron bell housed in the tower in the Pati de Lletres— the “Patio of thr Arts”— were installed in 1881. The architectural work and the quality of the building’s works of art meant that the historic building was declared a national monument of historic and artistic interest in 1970.
The clock in Barcelona reminds me of one type of Longcase grandfather clock : Comtoise clocks, also known as Morbier clocks or Morez clocks, made in the French region Franche-Comté (whence their name). Production of these clocks began in 1680 and continued for a period of about 230 years. During the peak production years (1850-1890) over 60,000 clocks were made each year. Features distinguishing this style are a curving “potbellied” case and a greater use of curved lines. Often a heavy, elongated, highly ornamented pendulum bob extends up the case.
Many Comtoise clocks can be found in France, but they are also frequently found in Spain, Germany, and other parts of Europe, less in the USA. These clocks were very popular across the generations; they kept the time on farms throughout France. Many Comtoise clocks were also exported to other countries in Europe and even further, to the Ottoman Empire and as far as Thailand. The metal mechanism was usually protected by a wooden sheath.
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Truly affordable for everyone! Quality craftsmanship, dependable movements and excellent woodworking all combine to create a beautiful Grandfather Clock for you or your loved ones that will last a lifetime. They are cherished heirlooms, not simply furniture and are not just for figuring out the time. Grandfather clocks are classy adornments for your home.
Over the years there have been numerous improvements to time-keeping devices and grandfather clocks are no exception. In modern times, a grandfather clock is a statement of excellent taste and firmly rooted tradition. Grandfather clocks are commonly a family heirloom that is passed down through the generations. The grandfather clocks come in various models to suit different tastes. Whatever you choose, it will never go out of style. Just ask yourself if you can pass on your laptop or portable players to your grandchildren. You can pass on handcrafted grandfather clocks with pride. These are heirlooms in the making. Your son or daughter will be proud to bequeath these to their children; therefore, a one-time investment goes a long way.
You can be among the “Rich and Famous” …. enhance your home with a gorgeous Grandfather Clock !
Grandfather Clocks are timeless heirlooms to be cherished for years to come, the perfect gift of time. They are built to be enjoyed not only by you, but your children and your children’s children. They are a stately addition to any home and are available in a wide range of styles. Their size and variety makes them a perfect complement to any furniture arrangements. They are cherished heirlooms, not simply furniture and are not just for figuring out the time. Grandfather clocks are classy adornments for your home.
These clocks, also called tallcase, long case or floor clocks are available in many types of wood, the most popular being oak grandfather clocks, cherry and walnut. Grandfather clocks are traditionally powered by a pendulum system and many are key wound. Consider your purchase carefully, but know that your investment will be loved by your family for years to come. Grandfather clocks are one of the best furniture pieces you could have to beautify your home.