Archive of clocks Archives - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Oct 22 2018

Starting the Pendulum Swinging on a Grandfather Clock

. What you are listening for is a nice steady tick-tock-tick-tock. If you hear this even sound, the clock is in beat and should keep going. If the beat is irregular e.g. tick—tock——tick-tock, an adjustment must be made or the clock will stop. This can be done by placing a small thickness of wood, carpet, […]

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Oct 19 2018

Grandfather Clocks Trunks

The door on the trunk can tell you many things about a clock. On earlier Grandfather Clocks, the door will be long, taking up all the distance between the hood and the base. The look of the clock will be enhanced by this and it will have a tall elegant appearance.As the nineteenth century approached, […]

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Oct 12 2018

Names on Grandfatherclock Clocks Dials

Usually, it is safe to say that most grandfather clock painted dials contained either the name of the actual maker (early clocks) or the name of the person who bought the parts (dial, movement, case etc.) and assembled them together, this being more common towards the last quarter of the eighteenth century. However, this is […]

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Oct 11 2018

Not For The Want of Crying by Corin Trivass

The room is littered yet sparce, having only the bare essentials needed by a modern man living the ” Real ” life. Many psychadelic pictures of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, one double bed, one Radio Gram one shelf full of modern poetry books, one table cluttered with past editions of underground magazines etc.etc. You […]

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Oct 09 2018

Old Every Morning by Corin Trivass

Every morning through the smeared window encased in old worm-eaten wood I survey my world. It’s still the same place, nothing has changed except perhaps it is a little dirtier than yesterday Outside, cracked paving stones worn thin over the years by countless pairs of shoes Busy road, trafficking private and commercial vehicles. Opposite ,a […]

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Oct 05 2018

Almost a Decade (My Partner and Me )

The first year was ecstatic, we were really and truly in love The second year followed a similar course The third year was a disaster, she got pregnant! The fourth year was absolute hell The fifth year I nearly commited suicide she got pregnant again! the sixth year I defied the church and bought contraceptives […]

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Oct 04 2018

The Big Chief

Grief, my gout is bad today all the stresses and strains of responsibility you know Still only one man for the job isn’t there ? Not like in my day, Where are the boys that are keen that are seen that have been trained you know ? the boys with brains switched onto the mains […]

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Oct 01 2018

The Padded Cell

He noticed the Christmas Cards hanging on the wall they didn’t stand out like his black driving gloves on the mantel piece. He was attracted by the tree and the pretty flickering lights. Should he touch them or attempt to light the immitation candle ? The mutilated hands hung down like bunches of bananas and […]

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Sep 28 2018

Fair Lady (song)

What has the robber done to you Fair Lady ? What has the robber done to you Fair Lady ? What has the robber done to you Fair Lady ? What has the robber done to you Fair Lady ? He took your whole world apart and walked away with your poor heart What has […]

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Sep 25 2018

Wanted by Thomas Brown

Chester Courant — 20th January 1778 WANTED Six Journeyman CLOCK-MAKERS who will have constant employment and good wages, by applying to THOMASĀ  BROWN, watch and clockmaker in Chester. NB Sober and diligent men, will meet with encouragement

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