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  • A Brief History of Time Keeping  By : Eddy Tohikian
    Between 500 CE to 1500 CE in Europe technological advancement almost ceased. During this period, sundials placed above doorways were used to identify midday and four "tides" (important times or periods) of the sunlit day. Then, in the first half of the 14th century, large mechanical clocks began to appear in the towers of several large Italian cities. There is no record of the working models preceding these public clocks.
  • The Most Common Types of Grandfather clocks  By : Peter Johan
    Grandfather clocks are categorized according to their materials. Most Grandfather Clocks are made from high quality materials with elaborate finishing
  • What is an atomic clock?  By : Atomic clock
    Until a few a few years back, the most accurate clocks were those which used digital technology. They had a reputation of functioning within one thousandth of the set time, but the time being set was entered manually; this was the biggest downfall of these clocks. As if this accuracy was not enough,
  • How will you define the nuclear clock?  By : Atomic clock
    Until a few a few years back, the most accurate clocks were those which used digital technology. They had a reputation of functioning within one thousandth of the set time, but the time being set was entered manually; this was the biggest downfall of these clocks. As if this accuracy was not enough,
  • The Congreve Clock  By : Joey Pebble
    The Congreve clock is a timepiece which was invented by Sir William Congreve in the year 1808. Unlike a traditional pendulum based clock, the Congreve clock uses a ball rolling down a zigzag path to regulate and monitor the passage of time. While his was not the first rolling ball clock to be invented, Congreve’s model is notable in that it improved heavily on earlier designs.
  • The Ansonia Clock Company  By : Joey Pebble
    The Ansonia Brass Company was formed in Ansonia Connecticut in 1844. This company was started by Anson Greene Phelps, to take advantage of the fact that the low cost of brass was causing most clock makers to replace wooden parts with more durable brass. The clock company formed in 1850 when Phelps joined up with two clock makers, Theodore Terry and Franklin C. Andrews.
  • Pendulum Clocks Swing Through History  By : Mitch Endick
    The discovery of the pendulum is probably the single most important development in human timekeeping. Dating back to fifteen eighty two, the controversial Italian scientist Galileo Galilei was the first to understand that a swinging pendulum could accurately power a clock movement.
  • Restoring Your Antique Grandfather Clock  By : Mitch Endick
    Before any type of repair or restoration begins, it is important to determine the age of the clock and the maker. The world of antiques is filled with fakes and knock offs and this is no less true when it comes grandfather clocks. Grandfather clocks can add a touch classic beauty to any home decor and there is nothing wrong with owning a reproduction.
  • Building Wooden Grandfather and Tall Case Clocks  By : Mitch Endick
    Early long case clocks were often made entirely of wood, including the inner working or movement of the clock. Hands, gears, escapements and pendulums where made from wood if the necessary metal working skills were not readily available. During some early periods of American clock making, metal components could not be acquired from England.
  • Antique Cuckoo Clocks – A Fun Collectible  By : Gust Lenglet
    Collecting antique cuckoo clocks can be a fun and rewarding hobby. As with any collectible, do your research, and know what you are looking for. Many replicas and other knock-offs are in the market being passed of as "antique collectible".
  • Collecting Antique Mantle Clocks – Do Your Homework First  By : Gust Lenglet
    Mantle clocks are a beautiful item to collect and can be a lot of fun as well as rewarding. However, before buying any antique mantle clock, do your research on that particular piece that you are interested in purchasing. This cannot be emphasized enough, as there are a lot of scams selling good replicas.
  • A Brief History of Cuckoo Clocks  By : Kristy Annely
    The first cuckoo clocks, though, rather primitive but were a better choice than the sundials and hourglasses used in that time. The first parts were the wooden toothed wheels and stones were the weights of the cuckoo clock. The wood Waag was used as a pendulum that ran back and forth on the top of the dial to keep the clock in time.
  • Antique French Morbier Clocks  By : Brent Shellhorse
    It is hard to miss the beauty and uniqueness of an antique french clock. These exquisite time pieces are usually highly ornate in their design and accented by a figural design. One of the most collectible, although usually less ornate and simpler in design, is the Morbier clock.
  • The Old Clock Makers, Were They Better Craftsmen Than We Are Today ?  By : Barry Share
    The thing about making a longcase clock completely from scratch is you have to acquire a lot of skills, from engineering skills for making the movement, painting skills for the dial, and cabinet making skills for making the case.
  • 7 Steps To Take Before Moving Your Grandfather Clock  By : Barry Share
    Some time or other you will have to move your longcase clock whether it's in the process of moving house or just time to clean behind the case and move it for decorating.
  • Art Clock Collecting Top Ten Things To Do  By : Rick London
    You have heard the value of collectible clocks and want to start a hobby. Or maybe you are a veteran clock collector. Antiques may be your thing or the latest trend of clocks with imprinted artwork. The more you know, the more you'll save when buying. Here is a list that may help:
  • How To Value Your Antique Clocks  By : Barry Share
    Antique Longcase clocks like antique artwork or other collectable items are so individual in nature that it is almost impossible to make a fixed valuation on them.
  • 5 Things You Must Check When Buying A Grandfather Clock  By : Barry Share
    Grandfather clocks or longcase clocks as they are known in the trade are one of the very few actual working antique pieces of furniture you can purchase today, but you must be aware that buying a clock that does not work can represent a real risk.
  • Antique Clocks For Collectors  By : Patrick Shane
    Antique clocks are gorgeous showpieces. They are greatly sought after by a rising number of collectors from around the globe. These clocks are much more than a furnishing or decorative item that sits in your home. They are a piece of history.
  • Tidbits of Clock Antiques  By : Margaret Mauldin
    Antique collecting is the assembling of items of aesthetic, historical or monetary values from earlier eras. How old does an antique have to be to be considered an antique?

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