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Moravian Christmas Stars: Not Just a Holiday Decoration

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If you have German roots in your family tree, chances are might have come across the Moravian Christmas star at some point. These funky, celestial shapes have become a popular décor piece around Christmas and even outside of the holidays. Despite their simple beauty, they have a long and unique history behind them. Read on to learn more about these unique pendants. What is the Moravian Star? The Moravian star is a very popular symbol today used to decorate windows, doors and Christmas trees. What makes this star unique is its sphere-like center which is made up of 8 triangular...

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6 Tips for Buying an Authentic German Clock

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Do you know how to tell the difference between an authentic German clock and an imitation? There are some key differences that are important to know about if you’re planning to purchase one – namely the quality. Here are six tips for buying an authentic German clock. Make Sure It’s Certified Authentic cuckoo clocks are made in the Black Forest Region of Germany where they have been handcrafted for over 300 years. These are made from skilled clockmakers using quality wood and precision techniques. But there are many fake imitations of German clocks today which can make it difficult to...

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The History of the Music Box

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Music boxes have been a collector’s item for generations. If you’ve been wondering how these little music players came about, we break down the history of the music box right here for you. It All Started with Small Bells and Tiny Hammers Before cellphones, telephones, and even clocks with dials existed, large bells were used to tell time and alarm people. And it was these very bells that would influence two German inventors to place small bells and tiny hammers into a watch to create the first automatic musical clock. It was this design that would lead to the first...

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6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Clocks

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Clocks are elegant, sentimental timepieces that can last for a very long time with the right amount of care and maintenance. To get your clocks to last as long as possible, here are some tips to follow. Taking Care of the Brass Components Many clocks are made with components of brass which can be delicate and should only be cleaned with a soft cotton-based cloth. Using any abrasive cleaners or sprays will cause damage to the clock, so avoid these at all times. This goes for polish as well. When you need to touch any brass parts, it’s important to...

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Our Favorite Clock Brands

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If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that our team at the Frankenmuth Clock company is obsessed with beautiful clocks. Not only have we dedicated our lives to clock retail and repair, but we’re also constantly adding unique and timeless clocks in our store that our customers will love. Here are 4 of our favourite clock brands that we always have on hand for our customers to buy. Bulova Bulova has been around since 1875. Today, they are still recognized as one of the world leaders in clock design excellence. What makes Bulova stand out among the rest is their...

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