Letter from London, January 2016
Then there is Peter Pan, Mexican Joe, all sorts of glass, some sea shells, a clock by the MacDonald sisters and a rather unusual chandelier. Bare-knuckle prize fighters and a Hungarian poster for Italian cigarette papers are also in there somewhere....
December 21, 2015
Big Ben needs £29m for 'urgent repairs' to stop its iconic 9ft hands grinding ...
The dramatically worded report to MPs said the entire clock mechanism was at risk, adding: 'The clock currently has chronic problems with the bearings behind the hands and the pendulum. Either could become acute at any time, causing the clock to stop ...
October 17, 2015
Secret Life of the Quartz Watch
Mechanical clocks (like this one at the construction site of the J.P. Morgan headquarters on the corner of Broad and Wall Streets, NYC, USA) were continually refined until being overtaken by electronic timekeepers in the middle of the 20th century ...
November 7, 2015
Dodd-Frank's Nasty Double Whammy
Five years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial law, the causes and effects of the failed economic recovery are apparent throughout the banking system. The Federal Reserve's monetary easing has inflated bank reserves, but lending has barely ...
July 23, 2015
Clocks, Watches, and Antiques at Schmitt Spring Sale
59-8 regulator wall clock was an eight-day time-only weight-driven movement in a walnut case with burl and ebonized highlights and a black-painted iron dial with gold numerals and hands and a damascene nickel-plated pendulum. The circa 1885 clock sold ...
July 28, 2015
Kovel: With 'brown furniture' out of favor, there are bargains to be had
Q: I'd like to sell a wall clock I've had since 1968. I think it's rosewood. The top section with the The lower section has a small glass door that shows the pendulum. It looks like a Regulator clock, but the bottom is shorter. The dial is white ...
July 24, 2015
Kovel: Secrets of mystery clock revealed
The most famous mystery clock had a figure, often a goddess, who held a long pendulum that swung for no obvious reason. She stood on a circular The round black clock has raised Roman numerals, and it furnishes the necessary rotation. Q: I have an ...
May 15, 2015
It includes some very, very expensive Chinese furniture. a very modern ceramic Alice and more than one mouse. Then there is Peter Pan, Mexican Joe, all sorts of glass, some sea shells, a clock by the MacDonald sisters and a rather unusual chandelier. Mexican Joe Ropes in English and Irish admirers In the context of this journal, London’s Olympia exhibition centre comes first to mind as the venue for international fine art and antiques fairs, but in 1890 it was Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West... Many were given season tickets to the show and among those so favoured was the Irish painter Jack Butler Yeats, whose new family home in Earls Court was nearby. The ink and watercolour drawing seen here, Mexican Joe , derives from one of those much enjoyed visits and, said Sotheby’s, who included it in their “Irish Art” sale of October 21, 2015, “exemplifies Yeats’ natural ability as an illustrator, as... It sold at $26,055. “Mexican Joe” was in real life Jose Barrera (1876-1949) from Monterrey, who began his Wild West show career at the age of 15 when he joined Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Touring the U. S. A. and Europe with both Bills, Pawnee and Buffalo,.
The bell tolls for Big Ben: 156-year-old monument needs £29million for 'urgent repairs' to stop its iconic 9ft hands grinding to a halt BONG. Big Ben is so dilapidated that its giant hands could fall off, according to MPs responsible for maintaining the 156-year-old monument. A leaked Commons report on the world’s most famous clock says it is so wonky it could grind to a halt, not with a bong but with a bang – forcing it to be closed for a year and reducing Britain to a laughing stock. The warning was spelled out in a report to MPs which said there was a risk of ‘clock-hand failure’, adding: ‘It could stop – or worse. One source close to the Commons Finance Committee which considered the report last week said some MPs believed ‘worse’ meant the clock hands could fall off. The clock derives its name from the giant bell housed in the Elizabeth Tower, renamed in 2012 in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, though both clock and tower.
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Why Pendulum Clocks Swing In Sync: A 350-Year-Old Mystery Solved
Josh reveals the answer to the nearly four century old mystery of why pendulum clocks hung on the same wall will synchronize.
July 27, 2015
Clocks, Watches, and Antiques at Schmitt Spring Sale
A No. 59-8 regulator wall clock was an eight-day time-only weight-driven movement in a walnut case with burl and ebonized highlights and a black-painted iron dial with gold numerals and hands and a damascene nickel-plated pendulum. The circa 1885 clock ...
May 16, 2015
Bulova bringing Bluetooth-enabled clocks to High Point debut
Brookfield, a classic mantel clock with Roman numerals and filigree hands, is finished in brown cherry. Empire is an Art-Deco-inspired design, honoring Bulova’s recent move to the iconic Empire State Building, with an oak veneer case in espresso finish ...
April 7, 2015
Roman Numeral Pallet Clock
Creative DIY Wall Clock Ideas!.....I am obsessed with the very large clock in the center photo..... Love.....love love..... Turn a pallet into a large wall clock! Tina - might like this...YES TINA DOES!! When can we make it!
November 18, 2014
Rare Antique & Collector Clocks, Plus Watches Will Be Sold In A 2-Day Auction, Nov. 22-23, At Fontaine's Auction Gallery In Pittsfield, Mass.
Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator ... Howard & Co. ship's clock with a 12-inch signed silvered dial with Roman numerals and housed in a forged brass case with a gilt finish. Mounted on a mahogany stand, the clock should fetch ...
November 14, 2014
Fine and important clocks to be auctioned at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Further Highlights An important Charles II architectural key-wound thirty-hour hooded wall clock, by Jonathan Chambers ... Fecit to lower margin within applied 1 inch wide silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers ...
August 1, 2014
12-14" Wall Clock - industrial look
We are looking to a 12-14" wall clock for our redesigned kitchen. Here is the perfect clock, but it is only in a 32" size. We would like numbers rather than Roman numerals as we have small children learning. Any suggestions and links to similar open look ...
April 17, 2014