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Archive for September, 2007

Fine Pewter Clocks: Why Are They Getting So Popular?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

For the longest time the word “pewter” was synonymous with “for rich people only”. During the 16th and 17th centuries, silverware was a luxury which only rich merchants, churchmen, kings and noblemen could afford. Then craftsmen introduced Pewter as a substitute for silver and gold.
At the time, this new alloy was composed of 70% [...]

Grandfather Clocks Through the Centuries

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

The inexpensive quartz watches and clocks you see everywhere today keep time far more accurately than the stately grandfather clocks of yesteryear. But the latter have a charm and presence that few modern time-keeping devices can match. It is thought that the very first mechanical clocks were devised by European monks sometime during the 13th [...]

How to shop for a cuckoo clock

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Cuckoo clocks make great gifts, souvenirs, and timepieces that will add charm and character to any home. If you are in the market for a cuckoo clock, carefully consider your options before purchase. In addition to scouring your local antique and clock shops, turn your search to the World Wide Web to find that perfect [...]