Invoke that old time feel
Cuckoo clocks are timeless and will never go out of style. If you wish to up the style quotient of your room, add an antique pendulum operated clock. Print This The most important thing to remember when decorating with wall clocks is to choose ...
August 2, 2015
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POLSON, Mont. — A state judge has rejected a plea agreement in the case of a Polson man who acknowledged mistakenly killing his father-in-law by hitting him in the head with a claw hammer in March 2014. Desmond Mackay, 36, was charged with ...
Trek Cuckoo-style Clock
For the perfect finishing touch, the pendulum is designed to look like the Enterprise saucer while the weights resemble the nacelles.” The clock measures 14″H x 11″w x 3.5D. It takes two D batteries and one AA battery. The Star Trek Wall Clock sells ...
February 19, 2015
Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos
Galinsky started working at a clock shop in Milwaukee at the age of 91/2 and within a few months he had his own account at a local lumber yard, pedaling his bike to pick up wood and clock movements he used to make his own cuckoo clocks. He was drawn to ...
December 27, 2014
Keeping things ticking with the Maryland Clock Company
Time has been good to Rick and Doris Graham. Married for over four decades, their livelihood spans four centuries. They sell clocks at their family business, the Maryland Clock Company located in Davidsonville, and repair some timekeepers that date as ...
December 5, 2014
US War Crimes. The March 1945 Firebombing of Tokyo: America's “Great Tokyo Air ...
I remembered that they'd warned on the radio that rubber-soled shoes would be dangerous in incendiary air raids, so we should wear shoes with leather or wooden soles. But even if you had Emerging from the wall of fire, my father's face looked like ...
March 10, 2015
Michael Perry: Visiting Tom
The cuckoo clock was a favorite possession of Tom and Arlene. It hung on the wall for decades, the mechanism ticking, the pendulum squeaking and every hour the cuckoo springing forth to mark another hour passed in their lives together. Arlene loved to ...
September 29, 2014
The limited-edition (five thousand units) clock is officially licensed by CBS Studios Inc . “Expertly handcrafted, this wooden cuckoo clock face is protected by glass and adorned by the Star Trek and [USS] Enterprise logos. A striking montage of the Original Series crew, including Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy, commands attention on the clock body. The clock measures 14″H x 11″w x 3. 5D. It takes two D batteries and one AA battery. The Star Trek Wall Clock sells for $199. 95 (plus 23. 99 shipping and handling in the US), payable in five installments of $39. 99 each.
They sell clocks at their family business, the Maryland Clock Company located in Davidsonville, and repair some timekeepers that date as early as the 1700’s. Graham fixes the clocks and says his wife “does everything else. The family business has been in existence since 1950. Grandfather, grandmother, mantel, wall, nautical, cuckoo and antique clocks are sold and repaired at this establishment. At far left is a grandmother clock made by the Maryland Clock Co. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun) This is a detail of a chalet cuckoo clock made in Germany. Maryland Clock Co. is a family-owned business in existence since 1950. Graham says that except for a short time after WWII when the Japanese tried their skill at making the cuckoo clock, Germany is the only country that makes the “real”... Rick Graham’s father, Bob, began the clock repair business in 1950. Rick Graham, an only child, took over the shop at nineteen when his father passed away in 1973. Years later, Rick and Doris Graham expanded the company to include selling clocks. Two grandmother clocks, distinguished from grandfather clocks by their “cinched waists” and shorter height, were made by the Maryland Clock Company and sell for $2,500 each. The oldest and largest clocks Graham repairs are the English tall case grandfather clocks from the 1760’s where the clock dial -known in layman’s terms as the clock face- is made from wood.
he soporific metronome tick-tock of an old clock in a quiet room is multiplied 20 times over in Marc DesRosiers’ Conway workshop, filling the small space with a sound like rain on a wooden roof. Every hour on the hour, and to lesser degrees at the quarter and half-hour points, the clocks — hung on walls, perched on shelves or standing against the wall — strike and chime in a confusion of bells and whistles. Gears trip tiny padded hammers against bells, little bellows puff through bird calls in the cuckoo clocks. “If there’s a particular one I want to hear — let’s say it has a strike problem, it’s not striking right — I can usually tell. You know, I know all the different voices,” he said, as the latest round trailed off. Some of the clocks are his, some belong to customers and are in the mechanical equivalent of quarantine until they prove they’re cured or demonstrate a fault. I was around 20 and I talked to some old-timer guy who said ‘oh it’ll take you about 20 years before you know what you’re doing,’ and I thought that can’t be right, but it kind of was. From candles and incense sticks calibrated to tell time, to water clocks and hourglasses, to brass boxes dense with gears and springs and spindles, people have spent centuries devising and perfecting ways to measure time.
Invoke that old time feel
Wall clocks can be made of wood, glass ... the most popular wall clocks are the cuckoo clocks. They are timeless and will never go out of style. If you wish to up the style quotient of your room, add an antique pendulum operated clock.
August 2, 2015
Making time: House of Clocks in Portage celebrates 20 years
True to form, Craftsmanship is evident in most pieces at House of Clocks. They fit every size and style imaginable, and many are handmade and decorated, with some dating to the 1800s. One such impressive piece is an 1800s cuckoo clock whose owners sent it ...
July 31, 2015
Time just WAKA WAKA WAKAs by with a Pac-Man arcade cabinet wall clock
Mayhaps a Pac-Man themed wall clock designed after an original ... as far as novelty clocks based on video games go, it's pretty classy. The body is handcrafted from wood and stands at nearly two feet tall, with illuminated logo, clock face and coin ...
July 29, 2015
Learn age-old secret of why pendulum clocks sync over time
Since then, the prevailing theory explaining this baffling ‘communication’ between pendulum clocks chalked it up to air currents or a mysterious energy transmitted through beams of wood. Now ... impact propagates in the wall slightly perturbing ...
July 28, 2015
300-Year-Old Pendulum Puzzle Cracked by Scientists!
Experts have discovered that tiny ‘pulses’ generated by ticking clocks travel through the wood ... in the wall slightly perturbing the second clock. In this model each clock transmits once per cycle a sound pulse that is translated in a pendulum ...
July 28, 2015
Clock Mystery Solved: 300-Year-Old Pendulum Puzzle Pieced Together by Scientists
In this case, researchers argue that tiny pulses created by ticking clocks travel through the wood ... in the wall slightly perturbing the second clock. In this model each clock transmits once per cycle a sound pulse that is translated in a pendulum ...
July 28, 2015
Clocks 'SPEAK' to each other: The mystery of how pendulum clocks self-synchronise their ticks is solved after 350 years
When one clock receives the kick, the impact propagates in the wall ... the pendulum in the neighbouring clock until they eventually reach equilibrium. In the clocks used by Huygens, which were monsters using weights weighing 50-60lbs, a stiff wooden ...
July 27, 2015