Good Morning Sweet-peas,
Did any of you grow up with one of these in your home?
I did not, but my Nana has one, so whenever I do hear the familiar tick-tock and hourly chimes of a grandfather clock it brings back memories of visiting her house.
The grandfather clock was invented back in the late 1600′s hundreds by a Dutch scientist named Christian Huygens who built the first clock that used a pendulum. These clocks were originally know as long case clocks. So, how did the grandfather clock get the name we use today? Well, just click over here to read the charming story of the how the term “Grandfather” clock came to be.
Although I can completely appreciate the craftsmanship of the traditional grand wood grandfather clocks, there are now many modern and contemporary versions of this classic. Here are a few of them that I thought were quite stylish and interesting…
1. Concrete Grandfather Clock by Forsberg Form 2. Modern Wall Clock by Uncommon Handmade 3. Covo Tiuku clock by Ari Kanerva 4. WOODEN NIXIE Grandfather clock by BDDW 5. Wood Grandfather Clock by the Foundary 6. Godmother Clock by Micheal Siney Design 7. Desktop Grandfather Clock by Uncommon Goods
While many of the above may not have the traditional “tick-tock” and chimes (which might be good for me because I’m not sure I want a constant reminder of time slipping by) but they are certainly a unique take on the grandfather clock. I love the white version of No. 6., and the mini grandfather-style desk clock (No. 7) is lovely. And how about the very cool abstract digital version (No. 4)?
How do you feel about Grandfather clocks?