It all began with an oak “turn of the century type” bracket clock that we bought with the money we received from Grandad. That clock was bought as a souvenir. Other than the information the woman in the antique shop gave us, we had no idea of how old it was or where the clock originated from.
We did not realise at the time of how this clock was going to influence our spending in the future. A book about old clocks was purchased in order to find out all about our precious oak clock.
After the book was studied we could not walk past an antique shop without looking for old clocks. Quite a few bargains changed hands and one or two black marble clocks finished up on our sideboard. It took a while until we found out that quantity is not the key to successful clock collecting.
Slowly the items chosen improved in quality and age. Many times the decisions of replacing the washing machine or buying a new radiogram were postponed because an irreplaceable clock was spotted at an antiques fair or at a car boot sale.
When the kids grew up, we decided to hand over a long case clock to each of them in order to remind them of their crazy, clock mad parents. With passing on the clock we also passed on the germ that makes people interested or even passionate for the old ticking items.
The result of this, is this web page where we together show the clocks in our possession. As you can see there are no slate clocks there any more (except one very special piece). You will note that there is a preference for long case and for Vienna type clocks in our range. We both share the idea that a long case clock is a favourite by far, as it represents a piece of furniture that incorporates the first man made automate. Some of these clocks have been running for more than 200 years.
One curious feature of a long case clock with a case more than 200 years old, is that most of the time it is not as expensive as a piece of small furniture originating from the same time. We think these items are still underrated and affordable. We show Grandfather clocks with chime, moon dial, brass or painted face, musical works, automata. In different shapes and sizes.
The Vienna wall clocks, are in our opinion, good examples of precision, mounted in elegant cases. We are in the fortunate position to own a Dachluhr that runs for 13 months and a Laterndluhr that runs for one year once it is fully wound. Most unusual is, a triple weight Vienna with a movement that runs for one month.
Other interesting items like mantel clocks, bracket clocks and wall clocks are shown. You are most welcome to browse and to contact us if you are interested in some of the items or if you have some clocks that you want to part with.