I Like Clocks

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    I bought this novelty clock yesterday for,

    I believe, about a third of it's value. It was produced by the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company, ca. 1920's. The case, fitted with a standard Lux 30 hour movement found in similar mantle style models of the period, only indicates, "Patent applied for" (no patent number). The...
    johnstlouis johnstlouis
    56-60, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    The Clock Factory

    Stand in a room full of clocks and you hear the world. The world on a pendulum. As the pendulum swings or the wheel turns back and forth, time is marked by these oscilations. But which comes first, the time or the oscilation? As a race, we humans swing between many fates, ideas...
    narrator narrator
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2011

    I'm a member of the NAWCC.

    Still an amateur but I've been collecting, repairing and restoring new and old clocks for years.
    johnstlouis johnstlouis
    56-60, M
    Nov 6, 2014

    This is as much an extraordinary experience

    as it is a horological restoration account. I bought this clock (called "Pals" ca. 1942) for $1 at an estate auction. The statue was missing and the wooden (solid maple) case was painted flat latex (Pepto Bismal) pink except the area where the statue had been (apparently...
    johnstlouis johnstlouis
    56-60, M
    Nov 7, 2014

    Fascinating

    I especially like the huge water clocks made of glass, Or the elaborate one that rolls marbles around inside it. I like the little machines. I also always feel the need to know what time it is, so I have clocks in every room of my house.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    Jul 22, 2011
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