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How to Inspect a Used Clock

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Flea markets can be exciting to sift through, especially when you spot some old treasures - like a beautiful old clock. But before you get too excited, remember that appearances don’t always reflect what’s happening behind the surface – and the same goes for a clock. Whether it’s ticking away or not, here are some things to watch out for and keep in mind when you’ve spotted the perfect clock to take home for your collection. Check That It Actually Works Sometimes at flea markets, even though a clock might not be running, it could still work. Simply ask the...

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Child-Proofing Your Clock

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We don’t often think in great detail about our clocks because they are such common instruments in our lives. But children see clocks differently than us - sometimes as a toy and other times as a climbing apparatus, depending on the clock. And because of this, clocks can be dangerous to children if you don’t take the necessary precautions for child-proofing your clock. Here we show you some simple things you can do to ensure you keep your timepieces working they way the should be and out of children’s reach. Grandfather Clock To you, it’s a beautiful, timeless antique, but...

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Found a Clock at a Flea Market? Here Are Issues to Watch Out For

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Buying a clock at a flea market could seem like a bargain, but it could cost you double in repairs and restoration. It may seem like a beautiful antique when taking your first look, but underneath the surface, there could be issues that you need to watch out for. That’s why it’s important to give it a good look over, inspect all the parts, and even send photos to a professional first. If you’ve found a clock at a flea market, here are some things to watch out for before you purchase. Clock Doesn’t Run Properly If the clock is...

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How to Shop for an Authentic German Clock

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Looking to add an authentic German clock to your collection? These clocks are classic, unique and add character to any home décor. But before you settle on a purchase, it’s important to make sure that what you see is really what you’re getting. With the amount of cheap imitations floating around the world, it can be easy to mistake a knock-off for an authentic piece. Plus, there are a number of design features to choose from. To help guide you in your purchase, here are some points to take note of when shopping for authentic German clocks. Determine Your Budget...

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FAQs About The History Of Cuckoo Clocks

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Not many people know the true story behind the iconic cuckoo clock, as most people prefer to focus on her timeless beauty and unique features. But where was the cuckoo clock invented and what was the motivation behind its creation? Here we look into the history of cuckoo clocks and provide you with some interesting facts about these unique timepieces. Where was the cuckoo clock invented? The person who first invented the cuckoo clock is a mystery to this day. It is, however, believed that the origins of the cuckoo clock date back to the early 1600’s, where the first...

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