Daylight Savings Time – let’s get rid of it!

We call it Daylight Saving Time (DST), the British call it “British Summer Time” and “summertime” in other areas. It is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the … More Daylight Savings Time – let’s get rid of it!

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Setting up your modern tall-case (grandfather) clock

Okay, you’ve decided on a location for your grandfather clock. Before you do anything ensure that the clock is level and preferably on a hard surface. There are 4 leveling wheels on the bottom of the clock. Using a spirit level spin the leveling wheels counterclockwise or clockwise to achieve a perfectly leveled clock. If … More Setting up your modern tall-case (grandfather) clock

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How to transport your modern tall-case clock

Having moved grandfather clocks I would like to pass along some tips that I hope are useful if you are transporting your modern grandfather clock. If you are a little squeamish a professional will certainly do it correctly but you will pay travel time plus disassembly/set-up time, shop supplies and tax. It could be costly. … More How to transport your modern tall-case clock

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Tick-Talk Tuesday #5 – question about grandfather clock repair

Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from you, the reader, concerning your clocks, issues you might have had and challenges you face and my responses to your questions with advice on your  particular clock concern(s). For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circles … More Tick-Talk Tuesday #5 – question about grandfather clock repair

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Grandfather clock – why not call it a tall clock, long-case or floor clock?

How did we get the name grandfather clock? Most serious clock collectors and enthusiasts do not use the term grandfather clock when conversing with each other. Firstly, most clock collectors and enthusiasts do not use the term grandfather clock when interacting with each other. I tend to use the word when conversing with family and … More Grandfather clock – why not call it a tall clock, long-case or floor clock?

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