The American Kitchen clock is distinctively characterized by its ornate wooden case design. Also known as a Kitchen Clock or Gingerbread Clock, they were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries due to their affordability, which was made possible from mass production. They are primarily distinguished by their ornate wooden cases that […]
Valuing a clock’s selling worth is not hard to do, but can be inaccurate, and ...
Learn the Basics in Caring for a Mechanical Clock. On the practical side, you should ...
What’s the best way to clean a French Ormolu Clock? Ormolu is gold-coloured alloy of ...
Every clock owner wants to know what their clock is worth! Perhaps this is the ...
Have you heard someone refer to a clock as a “Wag on the Wall Clock?” ...
“A clock has sometimes been defined to be a machine for counting the vibrations of ...
Clock Chimes and Melodies – Sounds of Comfort: Westminster, Whittington, and St. Michael Chimes (#022)
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Buyer be-aware. I was “antiquing” in New Jersey this weekend searching for old treasures in ...
Also known as “Torsion Pendulum Clocks,” American Aaron Crane invented and patented the first 400 Day Anniversary Clock in 1841. In 1879 German Anton Harder also created and patented one. Known as Anniversary Clocks or 400-Day Clocks because they can run for an entire year on a single winding. Winding occurred on a birthday or the […]
The White House has an impressive display of Antique mechanical clocks – American, French and English – throughout the tourist accessed areas. Many have been in the collection since 19th Century Presidents walked the halls of the White House. In all, there are about 86 antique mechanical clocks throughout the White House. These pictures are only those […]
Wonder what R=A on a Pendulum means? There is some disagreement on the exact origin and language. Many believe that it originates from 18th century French and Vienna Clocks, and was later adapted by German Black Forest clockmakers. For this reason you tend to see many 19th and 20th century German clocks using this style […]
Valuing a clock’s selling worth is not hard to do, but can be inaccurate, and is entirely at the mercy of an unpredictable market. Learn more about what effects a clocks value by reading post #025, What is my Clock Worth? Start by researching eBay and other auction results (sold). Consider these “sold for” results […]
Learn the Basics in Caring for a Mechanical Clock. On the practical side, you should know the basics of clock ownership, otherwise be willing to pay someone else to do it. To keep your clock happy, functioning, and preserved, there are a few front-line things you can very easily learn to do yourself and avoid […]
What’s the best way to clean a French Ormolu Clock? Ormolu is gold-coloured alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin on bronze. Don’t even think about using an off-the-shelf metal polish. That may remove the “gold” leaving the bronze exposed and can become tarnished. One good DIY formula: dish soap, warm water, a cupful of […]
Letsgocuckoo.com asked 23 clock experts a question: “What is the most important piece of advice you’d offer to a new cuckoo clock owner?” This is great advise for all clock owners. Find out what the experts say:
Every clock owner wants to know what their clock is worth! Perhaps this is the most common question in all of antique collecting. Valuing a clock’s selling worth is extremely hard to do, is almost always inaccurate, and entirely at the mercy of an unpredictable market. Know that the value you place on your clock […]
Have you heard someone refer to a clock as a “Wag on the Wall Clock?” There’s some prevailing misunderstanding about what is a “wag on the wall” and if it’s a type of clock. A “Wag on the Wall Clock” is essentially an uncased weight driven mechanical wall clock with an exposed Dial, Pendulum and weights […]
Edmund Beckett Denison published this in 1903: A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells by Edmund Beckett Denison *This book is Free to download and has no copyright restrictions. Click here for the: PDF Version. It should be understood that this professes to be a rudimentary treatise in the sense of teaching the principles of horology, […]