Archive of January 2015 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jan 09 2015

SHAPE OF GRANDFATHER CLOCK HOODS

I think that the shape of a grandfather clock hood either makes or breaks a clock. Every clock needs the right shape of hood. A simple flat top can be just as good as an elaborate swan neck. On a typical early nineteenth century Cheshire clock, will be found fairly squat swan necks and quite […]

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Jan 03 2015

Eight Day and 30 hour grandfather clocks

                                                Eight Day and 30 Hour Grandfather Clocks                                          Have you ever wondered  why the majority of grandfather clocks were made to run for eight days and 30 hours rather than one week  and one day ?.Seems to be an unusual number in both cases. I have never actually read this anywhere but it is my firm belief that they […]

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