Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

It has been awhile, but I finally got around to taking pictures for Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Suzanne at Colorado Lady. check out all the interesting thingies everyone is posting.


This clock was a wedding gift from my Great Grandfather to my Great Grandmother back in 1904 in Marysville, Kansas. My grandfather had the workings inside refurbished in the late 1970's so if I have it wound up it would work and chime on the quarter hour. I have seen these at many antique stores and heritage places so they must have been popular at the time. My sister has a similar one given on an anniversary. Picture quality isn't that great as I was standing on a 6' foot ladder to clean the shelf it sits on and decided to take a picture of it!

11 comments:

  1. The clock face is so pretty and ornate.

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  2. That's a nice heirloom. I wonder if your great grandparents kept it wound. I think the chiming would get rather irritating.

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  3. Wow, thats so lovely. It must have really been an important piece - a real symbol back than.

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  4. The face of your clock is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  5. Wow, what an amazing clock! So ornate! And in working order too. I have a few really old clocks, and none of them work anymore. I am running a dead clock cematary! Unfortunately it's way too expensive to get them running again!
    Happy VTT!

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  6. What a beautiful clock, we have one similar, but NOTHING as ornate as this one. Your is beautiful.

    Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

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  7. The clock is beautiful, and how fun that you know where it came from

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  8. Thanks for sharing. Happy VTT!

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  9. How wonderful to have an heirloom like that from your own family! It is a stunnign piece of work!

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  10. oh my it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!..i've always wanted one of those clocks!!

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  11. WOW! This is so pretty, you are lucky to have this heirloom clock!

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