Archive of 2004 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Dec 28 2004

Who’d have a kid?

(a day in the life of my daughter at 7 years old) On waking her up “I feel a bit funny today, mum, can’t raise my weary head. I really feel funny today, mum, I’d better not get out of bed. My tummy aches like mad, mum, I feel like I’ve swallowed a brick, and […]

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Dec 12 2004

Gonglechinks

The One Eyed Grud (Saviour of the world – See poem, Jan 2004) Above is a rare and possibly unique picture of the One Eyed Grud without his cap. He always wears a cap. He is so confused without it that he is using his hand as a substitute. Grud is a grandfather clock fanatic […]

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Nov 21 2004

THE ENORMOUS GIGANTIC

(and the grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) The town was all quiet,so still and serene, ’til THE ENORMOUS GIGANTIC appeared on the scene. Now all of the people are running round frantic, as they try to elude THE ENORMOUS GIGANTIC. A one legged chicken and young pig named Spud, Could not get away and were ate where they […]

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Nov 15 2004

Gonglechinks

Bloj the Controller (Grandfather Clock Quality Controller) Above is a picture of Bloj from the yet tourist undiscovered land of Swoj. Bloj is in charge of grandfather clock quality control. He is fierce and a meticulous perfectionist. Also, as two heads are better than one, he is able to consult with himself before making a […]

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Oct 28 2004

We’re older now

(but not as old as grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) We’re older now, has it been so long, since I saw you, touched you, loved you? Always new I’d lose you, you were so pretty you see, never understood what you saw in me. But I can remember, can’t I ? And when I do, I fill with […]

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Oct 21 2004

Gonglechinks

Nasty Blue Jigger (Grandfather clock Stopper!) Often, when I first buy a grandfather clock that is not working properly, I find a Nasty Blue Jigger hidden way down in the movement. The sole purpose of a Nasty Jigger is to stop the clock from functioning. However, once I have waxed polished the case and then […]

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Sep 28 2004

Gonglechinks

(strong buyers of grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) By now, I expect that many of you will have seen The Gonglechinks on my website. Then again, I expect that many of you will not have seen it. The Gonglechinks are small but wonderful creatures who love to help people and who know a lot about many things. Perhaps […]

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Sep 19 2004

Grandfather clock cartoon

September 2004 – ‘Not cheap then!’

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Aug 21 2004

A Few Odd Bits

(and lots of grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) By a Shoe I killed two ants today, I didn’t mean to, I’m not just a heel, it’s because although my heart is my own, my sole belongs to another and I can’t get my tongue around the problem, and although I lead the way in my leather and fine […]

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Aug 19 2004

Grandfather clock cartoon

August 2004 ‘Are you sure this is the original movement?’

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