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Old 11-29-2019, 09:42 PM
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Anyone have one? What year did you buy it?

I never see them anymore and my students donít know what they are... I find them annoying but my parents love them.


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Old 11-29-2019, 10:38 PM
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My husband had one when we married. He probably bought it in the 70's. It is pretty, but I hate the noise it makes every hour. My husband muted it for me. But I still hear it ticking. His hearing is impaired so he can't hear the ticking.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:47 AM
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My father was a woodworker and made several for family members. I have the one he made for my mother. It's a sweet memory of my dad. It's not working though, because I don't care for the hourly noises.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:51 AM
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We were given one as a gift from our church on my husband's 10th year there- so probably around 1995. I love it, but can see the day when we downsize that our kids will not want it.

I've always been fascinated with grandfather clocks. I remember attending a bridal shower, for which I was the flower girl, age 5, so about 1962. I was so excited for the bride to open one large package, I was sure it was a grandfather clock.

Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be an ironing board! (Another thing from the past!).
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:39 AM
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my parents have one. I grew up with it and they brought it to their new home in SC. I miss it. I would like to get one for our new house. The noise never really bothered me.


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Old 11-30-2019, 05:51 AM
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I have my grandparentís clock. It was always in their house and I think itís from the 50ís. I donít pull the chimes so itís never on. It is beautiful. You are right, I donít see them any more.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:56 AM
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We have one. It was given to us as a housewarming gift in 1987 and still works. I have it muted, but still hear the ticking when the house is quiet. It makes a sound at every quarter hour, which is too much for us. The ticking can be soothing.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:18 AM
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My parents have one. It always takes me a bit to get used to it, but I like it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:41 AM
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I lovelovelove the way authentic old grandfather clocks look in a big house with high ceilings. We had 1 in our last house—it was on the landing between 2 sets of stairs and you saw it if you looked up when entering. I gave it to a friend with a big house when I downsized.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:55 AM
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I donít own one. I love them but I think it would out of place in my mid century modern decor.

We have a shop that specializes in grandfather clocks nearby and they seem to do a lot of business


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Old 11-30-2019, 09:10 AM
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My parents and grandparents never had one, and it really just wouldn't look good in my house. However, both of my sets of in-laws had them. EX-MIL loved clocks, and she had multiple ones in every room. She had two grandfather clocks. Current FIL has one in his living room.

The local furniture store always had them. That was in the 70's. I was in there a lot because my parents added on to their house twice and needed more furniture
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:37 AM
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When DH and his siblings moved his mom into an assisted living place, they had to sell two antique grandfather clocks that she had. They were family heirlooms, one from the late 1800s and the other from the early 1900s but none of the siblings wanted one. Eventually the clocks were sold in an estate auction. My parents had a very modern one that they bought in the 60s, but I don't know what happened to it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:16 AM
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We have one in our entryway and bought it in the mid eighties I think. The noise has never bothered me. My dgd was fiddling with the key to open the door where knickknacks are displayed in the clock cabinetry and I immediately thought we better secure the clock to the wall. Everything else in the house is childproof.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:31 AM
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We have one that my husbands grandfather made.

I believe it was made in the late '40's - MIL said her father made it before she was born.
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