Archive for the 'Clocks' Category
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
A clock is an instrument for measuring time and for measuring time intervals of less than a day. Those used for technical purposes, of very high accuracy, are usually called chronometers. The clock in its most common modern form (in use since at least the 14th century) displays the hours, minutes and, sometimes, seconds that [...]
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Can you figure out a way to perform your job in a manner that you save time doing it? Of course not! Time cannot be saved, it moves at the same speed no matter what you do!
Now think of all the things that are done within your warehouse, supposedly to save time. How many [...]
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Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
For many people, the dignified appearance and mellow sound of a grandfather clock gives life to a home; in addition, buying a grandfather clock can be an excellent investment.
As decorative objects, they cover a large variety of styles, from the early country examples to those with extremely sophisticated dials, movements, and cases.
When first [...]
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Monday, November 12th, 2007
When deciding on a clock for your kitchen, it is important to understand the conditions and requirements that this piece should fulfill. The kitchen is, in essence, a utilitarian room. It is designed to be an area which makes the work of the cook easier and more effective. However the kitchen also serves a dual [...]
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007
A grandfather clock lends an aura of elegance to any room. If you’ve bought one but are not sure how to set it up so that looks and works at its best, here are several quick tips to help you out. * A grandfather clock should always stand on a level surface. This sounds elementary, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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% [...]
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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 [...]
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