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February 2011

Mantel Clocks with Chimes

By | 2017-03-22T22:44:41+00:00 February 21st, 2011|

When deciding whether to purchase any kind of clock, whether a mantle clock, a grandfather clock, or a wall clock, the question of whether to get a time only clock, or ones with chimes, always looks large. One option is to get a time only mantel clock, with no chimes or gongs.  Another option is to [...]

August 2010

Mantle Clocks

By | 2017-03-22T22:44:48+00:00 August 9th, 2010|

Mantle clocks are mantel clocks.  Did I just say that?  Or did you just wonder what you read?  The two spellings of the same word, mantle and mantel, are used almost interchangeably nowadays.  As I write this blog post, I am looking up how many times mantle clocks and mantel clocks each show up?  Honest, I [...]

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June 2010

Tempus Fugit Grandfather Clocks

By | 2017-03-22T22:44:49+00:00 June 29th, 2010|

When is a brand not a brand?  When it is words in another language translated because they both sound and look good!  This is the case of the so-called branded Tempus Fugit Grandfather Clocks.  Tempus Fugit is Latin for the words "time flies".  Because of that, everybody and their brother whom manufactures grandfather clocks, or who [...]

March 2010

Mantle Clocks and Mantel Clocks

By | 2017-03-22T22:44:55+00:00 March 6th, 2010|

When shopping for grandfather clocks, one needs to keep in mind the alternate terminology for grandfather clock, such as floor clocks, longcase clocks, tall-case clocks, grandmother clocks, and, yes, sometimes even hall clocks. So perhaps it is not too surprising that when talking about table clocks or desktop clocks or shelf clocks, all of which can [...]

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Best Grandfather Clocks Wall Clocks Mantel Clocks

By | 2017-03-22T22:44:56+00:00 March 1st, 2010|

Over time,  we have weighed in on the strengths, weaknesses, and commonalities of the various makers of grandfather clocks, mantle clocks and wall clocks. Now we are asking for your opinions as to the best makers of wall clocks, mantel clocks and grandfather clocks. Here are the categories: GrandfatherClocks:  and Grandmother Clocks too! Howard Miller Grandfather [...]