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Archive for October, 2007

Cuckoo Clocks: Tracing The History

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

The craft of clock making is said to have started in Black Forest, Germany. The abundance of both time and woods have fashioned the idea of creating clocks, which was followed after an imported clock from a nearby area.
The first clocks that were produced in this region were rather primitive but are great alternatives [...]

How the Grandfather Clock Got Its Name

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

‘My Grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor… …And it stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died.’
Do you remember that song? The grandfather clock actually exists and the story it tells is a true one. In fact, it’s how the grandfather [...]

History of cuckoo clocks

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Cuckoo clocks are unique creations that are centuries old. The first cuckoo clock was produced back in the early 18th century in Germany’s region known as the Black Forest. Clock making in this area of Germany dates back to the early 17th century, almost a full hundred years before clockmakers and craftsmen produced the very [...]