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Archive for August, 2006

How to Build Your Own Cuckoo Clock

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Of all the various kits available from hobby stores and websites across the Internet, cuckoo clock kits are very rare indeed. Why is this? Two reasons: one is that as simple the cuckoo clocks design may seem (after all, it was invented in 1730), it is actually very complicated and can only be replicated by [...]

The German Grandfather Clock Tradition

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

We expect a lot from our clocks. We expect them to be breathtakingly beautiful. We expect them to make a strong statement about our status in life. They should brighten our home with their elegance. Their rich chimes should fill our life with music. Above all else, though, they should be reliable and steadfast.
At [...]

Unique Wall Clocks – Elegance And Style For Every Room

Monday, August 14th, 2006

A unique wall clock is a timeless statement of your style and superior taste. There are a variety of wall clocks from which to choose, whether online or from your local retailers. You will be able to find a wall clock for any room in your home. You could choose a formal style to add [...]

Grandfather Clock Repair

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

A well-made grandfather clock is an heirloom piece, designed to be handed down from generation to generation. As such, they are made to last over several lifetimes. In fact, some grandfather clocks from the 1700s and 1800s are still in existence today. With such a long lifespan, it is inevitable that grandfather clocks will occasionally [...]

How to clean a cuckoo clock

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

When it comes time to clean your cuckoo clock, it is essential that you take the proper steps to ensure any potential damage to the timepiece. Clocks that are cleaned by improper methods can cause these items to shift, break, or become damaged so that the clock will fail to keep the proper time or [...]

Clock Furnitures

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Clocks are all known to most of us today in the present world. It is simply an instrument to tell about time.
Clocks come in different forms – analog clocks, digital clocks, and recently the atomic clocks. They also come in different forms and sizes – small, medium, large, and gigantic clocks.
If clocks are to be [...]

A Look at Cuckoo Clock Movement

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

The inside mechanics of cuckoo clocks maintain virtually the same design since the day they were first created in the Black Forest of Germany. While the parts are now sometimes made out of metal and plastic instead of the all wood versions that started it all, the weights and counterbalance mechanisms that help them perform [...]

The Value of Antique Cuckoo Clocks

Friday, August 4th, 2006

As cuckoo clocks have been around since 1730 and have always been manufactured by gifted artists and skilled craftsmen, many of the older pieces that have been even minimally cared for are still in existence today. A well-preserved cuckoo clock from the 18th or 19th century can bring a king’s ransom at any of the [...]

Building Your Own Grandfather Clock

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Timeless and elegant, classic and stately–grandfather clocks are all of those things. They are also rather expensive, with heirloom-quality grandfather clocks costing upwards of $10,000, making them inaccessible to much of the population. However, with just a little bit of money and a lot of do-it-yourself spirit, anyone can own a grandfather clock. These kits [...]