|Grandfather clocks evolved from wall clocks, as a response to astronomers’ need for more accurate clock in the 1500s. The grandfather clock had a face with a longer pendulum and weights enveloped in a wooden case. The clocks were thin and tall.
After several years, the grandfather clock had made many adjustments, making them less astronomer’s-specialized. Today, the antique clocks are enclosed in long cases allowing them to stand on the floor on their own. Because of these long cases, the clocks were called floor clocks.
The enhancements of floor clocks continue to evolve. In our time, only the modern versions of refined pendulum clocks are seen available. Howard Miller is among the famous manufacturers of grandfather clocks.
Its limited edition of President Kennedy continues to grace many households and high-end corporate offices. Its authenticity is proved by each clock certified with a number, which is seen on its face. Its design is influenced by Roman architectural and makes an excellent family heirloom.
Another creation of Howard Miller is Satinwood. It has a simple, yet contemporary shape with delicate nickel accents and a curved glass top so you can view the movement of the pendulum. Its nickel accents are also seen on its dial with its nickel-finished bezel, markers and hands.
Hentschel is also a famous manufacturer of antique clocks. Its Chinook grandfather clock has arched split pediment with turned finial. It has automatic night shut-off and triple chime cable wound movement. The dial is moon-phased and with raised numbers on time ring and lunar arch.
Hentschel’s Thornbury clock has stunning scalloped beveled 3-piece glass. One of its distinct features is the floating dial with Roman numerals in raised brass. Its chime options include Westminster, St. Michael and Whittington. And it features auto night shut off on its triple-chime cable wound movement.
Although most of Sligh’s grandfather floor clocks are retired, they are still among the popular masterpieces. Brookefield is a proof with its applied Arabic numerals and midnight blue moon disc. It has three-piece reeded front columns including its pretty turned bottom and top column caps.
Shelbourne grandfather clock by Bulova is very famous. Its exquisite bomb-shaped four-tiered base design includes hand-carved feet and center ornamentation. It also has applied Arabic numerals and midnight blue moon disc.
Colchester grandfather clocks, also designed by Bulova, have an artistic V-grooves border design on their front door featuring a glass cover. Their bird’s eye maple veneers and pilasters are truly outstanding.
Another Bulova masterpiece is Hallmark, highlighted by its delicate carved base molding. Its unique brass plated moon dial heeds the rhythms of a shiny, brass-polished pendulum and weight shells.
Bulova designed grandfather clocks for Harley Davidson. The clocks has black dials with satin silver-finish Roman numerals with a silver bar and shield logo. They too have satin silver for the finishing of bezel.
Harley Davidson’s 8-day cable movement clock is self-adjustable. Each night, from 10:00 to 7:00 in the morning, its triple-chime cable movement stops by itself. You can choose from three different chimes.
The Parliament grandfather clocks of Bulova have 16 hammers, cable-wound triple chimes, and large diameter Corinthian fluted columns on their fronts. They have a three-tiered lower base and beveled glass door on their front.
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