Archive of Did you know... - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Nov 17 2017

Astronomical Musical Clock and Organ, Whitchurch

Chester Courant 1773 To be disposed of by way of chance or raffle, to the person who throws the highest number with two dice at three throws at the house of Robert Clay known by the name or sign of the White Lion in Whitchurch on Wednesday the 20th day of October inst, between the […]

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Oct 24 2017

Old Church Clock St.Peters.Little Budworth 1727

The old church clock, made in 1727 is still in running and in reliable working order. The following extract from the original agreement in its construction is interesting, ” It is agreed this 18th of April 1727 between John Egerton esquire and Mr. Joseph Smith, clockmaker of Gloverstone in Chester, the said Mr. Smith for […]

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Oct 19 2017

A Gatherer of Time by Alec Trivass

    an horologe aggregator, who lives in widnes town, gathered to him lots of clocks, bought for just a shilling down. steadily he added to his clock accumulation but was never satisfied with his clock aggregation.     he’s quite a jolly fellow who will help you if he can and if you share […]

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Oct 08 2017

Fish Leftovers

    a catalogue of ichthyes and many other creatures! can you categorize and itemize all of their features?   which of us would have known you knew so much of things piscean? as drawn on ancient pottery, both greek and mycenaean.     can you pigeonhole and classify, or register and scoop all the […]

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Oct 04 2017

How Many Flies a Tail by Alec Trivass

how many flies to a tail? well a horse has a big tail for shifting flies, but that’s not what i mean now, is it? so how many flies to a tail? (well of course it’s a long tale, so listen carefully, or you’ll miss it!)   a chit-chat is a lizard that lives on […]

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Sep 30 2017

Vice Versa by Alec Trivas

    my vice isn’t nice but my versa’s worser. to be very concise i’m a devoted curser.     my words are bluer than all of yours were, sir. but words from the sewer would provoke the amercer     so i’ll simply say in words that are terser that i’ve never been gay […]

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Sep 26 2017

LIVERPOOL

city with two cathedrals a city with two football teams a city of opposites. a city of great beauty a city of once ugly streets a city of opposites a city of great freedoms a city built on slavery a city of opposites. a city of individuals a city of sectarianism a city of opposites. […]

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Sep 21 2017

Water Clock By Thomas Cromer, Chester

A water clock or clepsydra was one apparatus by means of which time was measured. This method was in force from a very remote early period and necessitated a perfectly uniform flow of water. An ornamental form of clock consisted of a base containing a cistern into which water flowed and surmounted by a column […]

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Sep 18 2017

Additional Fish by Alec Trivass

    a catalogue of ichthyes and many other creatures! can you categorize and itemize all of their features?   which of us would have known you knew so much of things piscean? as drawn on ancient pottery, both greek and mycenaean.     can you pigeonhole and classify, or register and scoop all the […]

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Sep 12 2017

Of John and Liverpool Docks

    the hulk of a crane the spider’s web tracery of girders against a pre-dawn sky. the swell of the waves their gentle lapping against the pier. the forlornness of a seagull’s cry. the mournful sounds of a ferryboat; the hooting of a tug, come floating- ghostlike-with the sea mist, which now is vanishing […]

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