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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to take care of your cuckoo clock

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

A cuckoo clock is a humorous and charming addition to any home. In addition to notifying you of the time with its classic “cuckoo,” these conversations pieces are historically made in the beautiful Black Forest region of Germany, so they make excellent souvenirs for travelers heading to this area on their next European adventure. Whether [...]