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Old Jan 20, 2008, 5:37 PM   #1
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This was my wife's grandfather's clock. As near as we can tell from research on antique sites, it was sold somewhere around 1913.


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Old Jan 20, 2008, 5:38 PM   #2
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A little closer on the detail of the etched glass

(and yes, it still works, although we seldom keep it wound because of how loud it strikes)
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 5:42 PM   #3
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TS, I guess you could call that a true "grandfather clock":-)

Very nice shot and beautiful clock. The detail work is fantastic.

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Old Jan 20, 2008, 6:13 PM   #4
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That is a very beautiful clock, great photos.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 6:16 PM   #5
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Very nice submission. Great clock and great photos. We have a grandfather clock that plays the Westminster chimes on the quarter hour and louder chimes on the hour. I thought it would keep me awake at night but after the first night, I don't even hear it.

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Old Jan 20, 2008, 6:31 PM   #6
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I am an antique collector and this post made my eyes light up. I love pieces from the late 1800 early 1900's and this clock is very nice. Really enjoyed seeing the photos!!
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For something over one-hundred years old, it's in great shape. Nicely done.

Any chance of some shots of the inner working?

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Old Jan 20, 2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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This is the best I could do on the works without a lighting assistant, and I don't think my wife would appreciate me getting her up to hold a light so I could get a better angle. :-) The clock has a screw affixing its back to a wall stud to prevent any untoward accident, and, of course, it's at an awkward angle to the room light, so I had to use a handheld work light that was a little harsh, and an f1.7 28mm lens to get close enough that I could get both good lighting and shadow contol (while standing with one foot on the sofa above whichthe clockis mounted)

hmmm.....maybe a photo of my Rube Goldberg technique would have been a candidate for the Funny Fotos forum......

When I figure a way to get a lens angled up into the gears (they're impressive), I'll post.

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This alone is impressive to see some of the workpersonship behind the hands.

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