Whether through design, architecture or function, this is our choice of the top ten most famous clocks in the world. All are closely linked to the social and political history of their locations or commemorate a specific event in world history.
It may look the part, but how do I know if my grandfather clock is antique? With ‘antique’ usually used to describe clocks over 100 years old, most are. Modern forgeries are rare as plausible fakes are difficult to make and enough genuine examples still exist to supply the demand.
With the impending National Lockdown (Thurs 5th Nov) Clock Corner will be closing the shop and operating an appointment service, to enable work to be dropped off and/or collected. This will allow us to continue providing our services and to protect our staff and customers.
Whether yours is a recent purchase or a family heirloom, it is important to know how to look after a grandfather clock. Grand and imposing, yet elegant and delicate in its workings, a grandfather clock will be a treasured feature of the owners home.
The history of the grandfather clock stretches back further than most people would imagine. The first mechanical clock on record was built by the future Pope Sylvester II in 996 for the German town of Magdeburg.