The Lasting Appeal of Grandfather Clocks
When most people hear the term grandfather clock, they probably think of old timepieces in their grandparents’ home. While you certainly don’t have to be a grandfather to own one of these clocks, they ironically seem to be placed in the houses of older citizens in my experiences. Simply put, grandfather clocks are tall, freestanding time-keeping devices that are powered by a pendulum.
As analog timekeeping has become antiquated in the digital age, traditional grandfather clocks are becoming rarer. Digital clocks certainly provide the most accurate timekeeping, but a grandfather clock is not only for pragmatic purposes, it is also a piece of art. Most grandfather clocks feature intricate, ornate designs that are crafted by hand more often than not.