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Friday, April 3, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Antique Clocks



Thanks to Kelli @ There's No Place Like Home for hosting this fun Show and Tell Friday. Be sure to visit her blog to see all the fabulous things everyone is sharing today.

I would like to share a very special collection to me. It's my antique clock collection. These are mostly from my mother's collection. When she passed away I was so fortunate to be able to have several of her clocks. They are all prized posessions. While I don't know a lot about them, how old they are or where they were made, they are still precious to me.




These hang in my hallway right off the living room. The first one is one that is really special because my mom made it. She had the works out of an antique clock, but no case, so she made sort of a copy of another one she had and put the works inside. She loved woodworking and even had her own laithe. Very talented.





This shows two "kitchen clocks". They were called that because they were really cheap and made out of scrap wood and the pattern was just pressed in. The 1904 Sears catalogue shows various styles of this clock for about $2.50. They were made to sit or hang. I love all the detail and they are all 7 day wind. The bottom one has a pendalum that hangs from the bottom. I have it stored so it doesn't get knocked off. These were seen in a lot of businesses and offices.





This one also hangs in the hall and is a Regulator. They were often called school clocks, but used everywhere.





This is a real school clock. When one of the schools was scheduled to be demolished in L.A. my uncle asked for this clock and they gave it to him. If you notice the white buttons at the bottom, these were used to ring the bell for classes to start and the day to end. They make different sounding rings. It really works as well as all the others, and my grandchildren love to hear the bells.





This was often called a parlor clock. My mom used this one as an example to make the one I showed you in the above picture.





Mantel clock that would grace the mantel in most homes of the day. I love how ornate this one is without being too over the top.


I so appreciate having such cherished memories of my mom and dad and everytime I see these clocks it reminds me of them. They were wonderful parents. Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.



63 comments:

  1. Wonderful clocks, wonderful collection, wonderful memories.

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  2. They are really beautiful and I love how you have displayed them. Nice job.

    Have A Fabulous Friday
    From Roberta Anne
    The Raggedy Girl.

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  3. Very pretty Marty!

    Lovely way you hung them all too. :)

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  4. Hello Girlfriend...

    Ohhh my...what a fabulous collection of clocks that you have!!! Not only are they such a beautiful addition to the decor of your home but they are such treasured keepsakes...it just doesn't get any better than that, my friend!!! Your mama was an accomplished woodcrafter...the clock cabinet that she made is stunning! I just love the two smaller clocks to the left of the clock that your mom made...the ornate patterns are fabulous! Of course, I had to enlarge your photos to savor the details! The old school clock really fascinates me...with all of the different bells! I would probably be right in there with your grandchildren...ringing the bells! Hehe!!! Your mantel clock is gorgeous...Ohhh, I could see that in my home! Seeing all of your beautiful clocks reminded me that I have a clock that my Grandpa gave me...a beautiful old regulator clock in a pretty oak cabinet, waiting for me in Texas. Hopefully I can bring it home with me when I go down to Texas for a visit in June! Such special memories...treasures!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your clock collection with us...I really enjoyed seeing each clock...enlarging the photos and savoring their sweet details!

    Have a fabulous Friday, my friend!
    Chari

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  5. Oh my goodness. I was enjoying looking at and reading about all of your beautiful clocks and the I got to the last one and dropped my jaw.

    My mom has one almost if not exactly like this one. It was her father's and passed down to her!

    It chimes the hour and the half hour.

    Thanks for sharing! Great post!!

    Happy S&TF!

    Linda C

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  6. You have quite a collection, but I know you are most proud of the one your mom made. She was quite talented.

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  7. An amazing collection of beautiful clocks, Marty!

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  8. Such beautiful clocks and such great stories!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!

    {{{{HUGS}}}}

    Robin :o)

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  9. What an awesome priceless collection! I have one that is very similar to one of yours that I showcased on show and tell a few months back. It was made back in the 1890's. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debbie

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  10. Hi Marty,
    He probably will not know anything definite on deploying until July.
    I'm still holding out for a slim hope that it won't happen this year.
    He's only 36 so the chances of going back are high before he retires though.

    I'll have to keep it quiet for privacy reasons if the time does come soon.
    I'll e-mail just a few of my close blog friends with the details.
    Thanks for being so sweet and supportive about it.
    I really appreciate it so much.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Melissa :)

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  11. Those are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. Absolutely Marty! :)

    You were on my list of blog friends and I would have asked you for your e-mail soon.

    Thank You!

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  13. Marty,
    What a wonderful collection, you have some real gems here. I love the hanging clock in the second photo on the far right. Have a fun weekend,,,Cathy

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  14. I absolutely love clocks, and you have a grand collection! Lucky you! Hey, what time is it?? : )
    Linda

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  15. wow marty,those are so pretty ,i love the story behind them all,love the mantel clock a lot.thanks for sharing with us,
    thats i call a great collection!..happy friday my friend and have a great weekend..
    silvia.

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  16. Oh Marty, I can't believe I've not seen these before. What a beautiful collection, and how special that they were your mother's. She was quite talented! I love the Regulator, they have always been one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing these. Hugs, Kat

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  17. Oh Marty I am doing my HAPPY DANCE seeing all these wonderful clocks girl..I just love old clocks..I have a few myself like 100 so I think this is wonderful...how great to have the ones from your mama and also the one she remade...wonderful collection my friend...thanks so much for sharing..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  18. Oh those are all beautiful clocks and how special because they had belonged to your mother.
    Susan

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  19. Your clock collection is so Beautiful. I really like how you have them all displayed...it looks so nice! My favorite is the mantel clock...Have a wonderful weekend..julie

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  20. Visiting from Kelli's Show and Tell blogtrain!

    What a WONDERFUL collection of clocks. As I read the history, I find myself moved, for it occured to me, that they ticked away the minutes of her life, now they tick the minutes PAST her death, but on the other hand they are ticking the time till you see her again in Heaven.

    How wonderful, I enjoyed my visit here!

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  21. Seeing all your clocks brings back such good memories of my childhood. I come from an extended family of clock lovers. My mom loves old clocks, especially those that chime. Unfortunately those chimes make it hard to sleep when we spend the night. My mom usually has to turn them off. Also, my mom has the exact same mantel clock you showed in the last photo. It is my favorite of her clocks. I sort of have a clock thing too, but mine are not old & mine do not chime.

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  22. Very pretty clocks--but the memories behind them are even more special.

    Have a good weekend☺

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  23. Hi Marty,
    i love all your beautiful clocks and the history behind them. Have a wonderful week-end, Cindy

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  24. Hi Marty,
    I cannot believe your collection of clocks, how fabulous to have so many good memories of your parents. You mind me of my mom and dad...they have a collection also!LOL! Every time I visit, the Cuckoo clocks go off at the funniest times, just when you're about to say something with mouth wide open! It always makes us laugh! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...it's turned off cold again here burrr! Luanne

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  25. How special for you to have your mother's clocks. You have a beautiful collection and love how you have them displayed.

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  26. Oh your clocks are so beautiful and full of so many wonderful memories! The one your Mom made is unreal. They are all such treasures! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  27. Beautiful antique clocks...how special they are...thanks for sharing...

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  28. Hi Marty! Oh, you have some beautiful clocks! I love the one your mother made - that's amazing!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Your pendulum clocks are gorgeous, Marty! But I love the mantel clock the most. How lucky of you to possess your mom's collection...Christine

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  30. They're beautiful! How wonderful to have had such a wonderful and talented mother! And to have these beautiful and special clocks to cherish! Thank you for sharing! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  31. Your mother was very talented, that clock has such great detailing. It is so special that you have something displayed that your mother really loved. I can only imagine what wonderful memories you have of her each time you pass them.

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  32. Marty, I am so glad that you will "look" into my Junkin' Tour. Your clock collection is incredible and awe-inspiring! I just purchased my first little vintage alarm clock at Goodwill for $1.18. It cleaned up so well and I love it.
    I hope you will consider putting your clock collection on my tour on the 15th~ Tour of Collections! It would be a perfect addition!
    Hugs,
    Yvette

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  33. I was just looking at those beautiful clocks and wondering how many of them work. I love to hear ticking and chiming clocks. The clock your Mom made must be so special to you. It's a beauty. Funny thing, while I was reading here, I flashed back to my Grandmother's clock in her parlor with the old pump organ. I hadn't thought about that in years. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful collection.

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  34. Marty, you have to possess one of the loveliest collections I've seen. What precious memories they evoke in you. Thanks so much for sharing. AND ... you have them displayed so well.

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  35. What a beautiful collection of clocks you have here!!! They are beautiful! Does this mean you are always on time or like me, just aware of being late once again!...lol Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures!

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  36. What a great collection you have...as they say...a clock is the heartbeat of a home...I just love to hear them tick. ;-) Bo

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  37. Marty, what a gorgeous collection of clocks. You have them displayed so beautifully. My Mom is a collector of clocks started by my Dad. I am lucky to have 2 of his clocks one which resembles yours,I think they are actually called kitchen clocks in the late 1890s the other is similar to your black clock in your dinette, you have seen mine of my mantel. I wish I had picts of all of my Moms I think you would really enjoy them and I will have to show her your collection, I know she will be drooling. Thank you for sharing another wonderful part of your life.Hugs, Kathysue

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  38. Marty,

    What a lovely collection of clocks you have. I love to hear the tick tock of clocks. I find them very soothing.

    Gina

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  39. very special Marty, its nice to have something that is so special and they are very lovely clocks. We have a nice mantel clock that was given to my husband when his nanny passed and my husband cherishes it. thanks for sharing
    hugs
    janet

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  40. Wow Marty, I dont even know what to say. Those clocks are so amazing, but the stories behind them are what make them so intriging. Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Love and Prayers,

    Tim

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  41. What great collection. Looking at the clocks was amazing. I loved reading your comments about each one.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I also loved your tablescape.

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  42. Hi Marty....what a fabulous collection of clocks...especailly the one your mother made...how special is that...I was suppose to get my mother's huge milkglass collection when she died but my brother would never send the pieces....so the fam has been buying me pieces here and there...Tomorrow I'll post the bookcase from yesterday's shopping trip and you'll see the milkglass...

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  43. Marty, these clocks are just wonderful, and especially since they belonged to your mother. (I can't believe she made that beautiful clock-what a talented lady she was!). That school clock is so unique. You have a wonderful collection. Thank you for sharing it. laurie

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  44. What a lovely collection of clocks. My mother collects clocks as well, although I only get to see them when I visit which is not very often as she is 12,000 miles away!

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  45. You have a great collection! Thanks for sharing and for the sweet note that you left for me today! I hate all those rooms...lol

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  46. Thanks for stopping by my blog today -- it's always a pleasure to hear from you! These clocks are beautiful.

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  47. Hi Marty,
    LOVE your new background! Just stopping in to give you a blessing for this holy week! Hope it's a great one!
    Hugs! Luanne

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  48. Hi Marty! Hope you've had a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in to see my bum chair! It is funny, isn't it?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  49. hi! just wanted to stop by your wonderful blog and say Hi and thank you for visiting my blog too! have agreat week! I wish the weekend was just starting instead of it being monday morning! I could use another weekend!
    Great Clocks! your are lucky to have them.
    hugs
    vivian

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  50. Very lovely Marty!

    I am a fan of your blog! Come over to my site and get a fan award:)

    Hope you had a great weekend!

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  51. what beautiful clocks! we have many clocks in our home... quite a few antiques that don't work...

    but as Ben Franklin (i think) once said... even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    thanks for stopping by French Lique this weekend. have a Blessed week. Dixie

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  52. What beautiful clocks...

    Thanks for joining in prayer for this lovely family!! I can't believe what they've had to endure.

    Jan

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  53. What a lovely collection of clocks! Your mother's clock is really pretty, what a nice memento of her.

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  54. Marty you know I'm a fan. Better add another number under your award! Hugs, Kat

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  55. Marty: I love the clocks and they bring back wonderful memories for me also...my dad loved clocks and we had many, many clocks. He would set them to go over a couple of minutes apart. You can just imagine what midnight sounded like! :) Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and for becoming a follower! I am doing the same.

    Have a great week!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  56. omg marty,i was looking for you in the "followers list" and i couldnt find you, i thought you left me and then i click on you name and what a surprise i see YOU!,i'm so happy , you are a beautiful lady my friend.. anyways i just came by to say hi and to tell you if you have a chance go over to robins blog(alabama slacker mama)to read the most amazing ,beautiful story ever ...i'm sure you will love it...have a good evening my beautiful friend..
    silvia

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  57. sigh I love these clocks, really enjoyed this post, just surfed on in here, lovely blog too

    blessings

    Sarah

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  58. They are all so beautiful! Every one has its own personality.
    ~Michelle

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  59. Marty,whata collection you have.wowow.i am impressed.and if this is only PART of them .she must've had alot----------.and she MADE that one?wow.that and the mantle clock were my favs.what a legacy your mom left you...Ann

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  60. Hi Marty! I like your new photo! What a beautiful smile! So good to hear from you today! Have a wonderful one!

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  61. Lovely Clocks Marty! And the clock your mother made is beautiful! What talent!? Beautiful!

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  62. You have a wonderful collection of clocks. Each one is a treasure.

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