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Child-Proofing Your Clock

Posted by Michael Nestell on

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

Posted by Michael Nestell on

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

Posted by Gregory Burton on

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

Posted by Gregory Burton on

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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Setting the Moon Dial on Your Grandfather Clock

Posted by Gregory Burton on

  Many grandfather clocks incorporate a moon dial. This sophisticated piece of technology is designed to show the shape of the moon as it appears in the sky, as well as the lunar date. Depending on how basic or advanced your moon dial is, it may be more or less detailed or advanced. However, setting the moving dial is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed with minimal hassle.   Apply Pressure and Rotate Accordingly To begin, place your fingers on the front of the clock’s moon dial and apply slight pressure. Then, carefully rotate the moon dial clockwise...

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