As Christmas approaches, you may be thinking about buying an antique clock for someone as a gift. Antique clocks make great gifts, as you are effectively giving a family heirloom for the future.
And one of the best types of clocks to consider is a classic longcase clock, otherwise known as a grandfather clock. If you are now thinking that a grandfather clock is only for baronial mansions, think again! Longcase clocks fit surprisingly well into even the most modern of houses, and really don’t need that much space.
Pendulum of Mayfair have a lovely selection of genuine antique longcase clocks for sale. Where necessary, they have been lovingly restored in Pendulum of Mayfair’s own workshops, to ensure that they are in full working order. Clocks range in age from 17th century to 19th century, which means that many are effectively their own slice of history. For example, there is one currently in stock which dates from 1690 or so, when William and Mary were on the English throne. Imagine what stories that clock could tell, if only it could talk.
For more information or to find out more about the range of antique clocks, including classic longcase clocks, call 0207 629 6606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you could choose any Christmas present, what would it be? For many of us, it might be something beautiful or frivolous that we would never buy for ourselves. For others, perhaps something useful. Well, how about something that is both beautiful and useful, and will also, in due course, become a family heirloom? Have you considered putting an antique clock on your wish list? Pendulum of Mayfair have a range of beautiful antique clocks for sale, ranging from longcase clocks, otherwise known as grandfather clocks, through bracket clocks and wall clocks, to carriage clocks, so you can choose just the right clock for your home and the space available.
Do you want a large freestanding clock? Go for a grandfather clock. If you want a clock for your wall, you can choose either a longer case hanging clock or a round clock, rather like the modern wall clocks now available, but perhaps more beautiful. And if you want something to sit on a table or mantelpiece, have a look at the range of bracket clocks and carriage clocks available. You’ll be sure to find something that will fit the space you have in mind!
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What do the words ‘grandfather clock’ conjure up for you? Images of a hall clock in an old house, perhaps? Or if you’ve ever stayed in a house with a grandfather clock, maybe it’s a sound: the sonorous chiming through the night, at first disturbing, but soon comforting and kindly. A grandfather clock, also known as a longcase clock, can almost come to seem part of the family after a while, its gentle ticking and regular chime a key part of family memories through the years.
And if you’re tempted to consider buying a longcase clock to become part of your family, and perhaps a future family heirloom, have a look at Pendulum of Mayfair’s selection of antique clocks. They have plenty of longcase clocks to choose from, whether you want to go really old, and have one that has been around since long before the fall of Napoleon, or a 19th century clock, or indeed something in between. With Pendulum of Mayfair, you can be confident that it has been lovingly refurbished and restored in their own workshops and will be working beautifully when it arrives to take up residence in your home.
For more information or to find out more about the range of antique clocks available, call 0207 629 6606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I am an antique clock fanatic and have loved antique clocks and everything about time all my life. I presently run our family business Pendulum of Mayfair Ltd in central London and Cheshire. Various people have looked at changing the clocks over the years but have been unsuccessful in convincing enough people, either because the changes affect Northern England or Scotland or by people not understanding the major benefits. The system below would benefit pretty much everyone I believe.
My proposal is very clear and easy, and will greatly improve most people’s lives. In understanding GMT it is very simple, the hours of daylight are roughly split into the same hours before midday as after. I believe this is fine when there are shorter hours of the day in winter and GMT should remain during the Winter. I do believe though when there are around 16 and ¾ hours of daylight in summer, this spread of time equally between morning and afternoon no longer works for modern living. This is why we have British Summer Time. I believe this should be further enhanced . Sunday March 31st and Sunday October the 27th should remain as the allotted days for changes but British Summer Time should be +2 not +1 (you can call it Double British Summer Time) We will be at the same time as Europe for these months. If you look at the sunrise times for middle England under GMT on the 18th June it is 03.46 under +1 at present this would be 04.46 under my system this would be 05.56. Still early for sunrise, but we will gain by an extra 2 hours of daylight throughout the summer (instead of 1), saving on electricity, enhancing peoples lives. The latest sunset would be 22.31 under this proposal. The economic benefits and peoples health benefits from the extra daylight are considerable. I am sure this would gain the massive support of the majority of the population if this was put to them under a referendum.
Daniel Clements from our London antique clock business http://www.pendulumofmayfair.co.uk , I would welcome your views.
Do you need a new wall clock? If you do, and you would really like one that’s unique, then have you considered buying an antique clock? Wall clocks aren’t a new idea, they’ve been around at least since the 1790s, so there are plenty of antique clocks out there to choose from. And Pendulum of Mayfair have a lovely selection of beautiful antique wall clocks, ranging in age from around 1795 through the 1800s, whether you want a British-made clock, or prefer a European timepiece.
You can also choose either a clock with a face only, sometimes called a dial clock, or one set in a larger case, such as a drop dial clock, or wall regulator. And you will also need to think about what size dial you want, as there are several different sizes in stock at the moment. You could, for instance, choose a lovely wall clock by John Walker dating from about 1880, with an eight-inch dial, or a 12-inch drop dial clock by Windle of Stockton, dating from about 1860. Really, the choice is yours!
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