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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Clock And Your Cup Of Coffee

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Is this what your clock shows?: 6:30 am – Coffee’s brewing. The rich aroma confirms your day has begun. Time to have a cup and get going.
9:40 am – A break in the day. Whether the day is monotonous or frenzied, your coffee break tells you that time is moving forward.
12:30 pm – Lunch time [...]