Category Archives: Clock News

Clock news covers general interest stories on clocks and grandfather clocks across the United States.

Grandfather Clock still here after 200 Years

North Haven, CT – Many years ago when Gloria Furnival was visiting an old friend, Mable Squires, she noticed an old Grandfather clock she thought would make a nice addition to the North Haven Historical Society’s collection. Last Thursday she and several other Society officials visited the home of Mable Squires who had died in […]

Restoring the 1911 Seth Thomas Clock from the New Bern, NC City Hall tower

1911 Seth Thomas Clock from the New Bern City Hall tower. A group of volunteers have been restoring this fine tower clock since 2007. Dobert Owsley and other clock enthusiasts are from the regional chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. They will reach a milestone this Monday morning, when their 2,800-pound […]

Pendulum Wall Clocks

There are two distinct categories of Pendulum Wall Clocks, Keywound Wall Clocks and Quartz Wall Clocks with pendulums. Weight Driven Keywound Pendulum Wall Clocks These clocks come in a variety of different styles and finishes. The movement is the heart of the clock which keeps the time and operates any chiming functions if so equipped. […]

Clocks Get Their Decor Due

From: Clocks Get Their Decor Due Time was, a clock graced a wall in most homes. Often it was not so much stylish as functional (think old-fashioned school clock). But sometimes it induced smiles: a chirpy cuckoo clock or the unforgettable cat-shaped Kit Kat clock, with its rolling eyes and swinging tail as pendulum. Introduced […]

Clock That Predates London Fire Sells For Record $286,000

A rare and important lantern clock, dating back to the reign of James I (1603?1625), was sold for $286,000 at Bonhams on June 19, a world record price for a clock of this kind. Made by William Bowyer in 1623, the brass clock was estimated to fetch between $60/100,000 at Bonhams’ sale of fine clocks. […]

The Clock Depot featured in The Kansas City Star

01-25-2010 RUSTIC WARMTH Grooved boarding aged and distressed to resemble weathered wood planking is the backdrop for this time keeper that’s part of a Large clock collection. The dial has Roman numerals and aged charcoal black hands with open-cut diamond tips. The quartz clock is 35 inches square. Talmage clock, Howard Miller, The Clock Depot […]

Clocks make a fashion statement for the home

Add time to your life Elaine Markoutsas / At Home from: detnews.com Time was when a clock graced a wall in most homes. Often it was not so much stylish as functional (think old-fashioned school clock). But sometimes it induced smiles: a chirpy cuckoo clock or the unforgettable cat-shaped Kit Kat clock, with its rolling […]

1670 Grandfather clock sells for over Half a Million Dollars

The ebony veneer “long clock” was made in London around 1670 by Dutch-born Ahasuerus Fromanteel, who built the first-ever precise pendulum clocks in England. It meant clocks had became accurate enough to have minute hands for the first time. He learned to make the new-style clocks from Salomon Coster who had an agreement with Christiaan […]