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How to Maintain Your Grandfather Clock

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A grandfather clock is a majestic, antique timepiece that is made up of complex, integrated parts. Even if it’s not in operation, overtime, the clock will need a little care and maintenance to keep it in tip top shape. Here are some easy ways to protect and maintain the quality of your grandfather clock. Keep It Away From Sunlight Direct sunlight and extreme heat and humidity can crack the case and cause the finish to fade. To keep your clock looking and working its best, make sure it’s stored in a cool, shady area of your home.  Keep the Door...

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How to Move a Grandfather Clock

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Grandfather clocks are remarkable timepieces that often get passed down from generations and have sentimental value. They’re made with intricate detail and components which is why they need extra care when it’s time to move. If you have a grandfather clock that you need to transport, here are some key things to remember. Get the Necessary Supplies and Help Before you move your grandfather clock, you’ll need to gather some items to make the process easier. Essential supplies include padding or bubble wrap, gloves, a dolly, moving blankets, and in some cases, a crate. Also, since most grandfather clocks are...

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5 German Hand-Carved Wood Souvenirs

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Looking for a German souvenir to give to a family member or friend? While there are lots to choose from, if you really want to impress, here are a few of the best German-made, hand-carved wood souvenirs to consider. Cuckoo Clocks Anyone with German roots will appreciate the intricate and artistic details of a cuckoo clock. These are steeped in Bavarian culture, originating from the Black Forest region. They’ve become an iconic part of German heritage as each authentic piece is hand-carved, hand-painted and aptly displays different traditional German themes.  Beer Steins Like many European nations, beer is a staple...

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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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