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Grandfather Clocks

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 [...]

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% [...]