Archive of longcase Archives - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jul 13 2016

SOME EARLY CHESTER GRANDFATHER CLOCKS AND WATCH MAKERS

Recent acquisitions by the Grosvenor Museum include three examples of Antique Grandfather Clocks by Chester Clock and Watchmakers. The earliest is a Lantern Clock of the second half of the 17th century by John Buck. It is of brass and of the usual type, the face engraved  with a floral pattern and the upper part […]

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Jul 05 2016

ALEC’S CLOCK

    “the face of the moment ticking away upon the mantlepiece portioned the day into twenty four hours dark, light, and grey   tho’ time passes slowly passing the buck with each passing minute never gets stuck, for ticking is living, and so he ‘tuck’.   so for hours, and yours and everyone’s time […]

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May 05 2012

Fact About Mahogany Grandfather Clocks

Probably the most sought after antique grandfather clock is the one in a mahogany case ,but did you know that this type of clock first came into being by accident rather than design? Round about the 1760’s the sailing ships of the time were a bit top heavy and were prone to turn over if […]

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