‘Keeping up with the times’ Dear antique lovers….do you recognise the two ‘handsome blokes’ on either of the curtain? I wonder what make/brand they are…they sure look grand, don’t they? No related posts. By felicia|2016-03-16T17:17:40+08:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|7 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol 7 Comments Ngai C. O. March 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply Hi, Also known as grandfather’s clock, different versions of a song, ‘My Grandfather’s Clock’, have been written and sung. One could easily find these lyrics on YouTube. We used to sing one of these whilst growing up many, many moons ago. Songs aside, depending on the age, make, condition etc. these clocks could be worth a lot of money. The really old ones might have Roman numericals felicia March 17, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply Hello Ngai 🙂 What I love about the grandfather’s clock is that deep sounding bell that chimes every hour! Ngai C. O. March 18, 2016 at 3:51 am - Reply Hi felicia, We had a wall-hung much smaller clock at our parents’s that had a pleasant and soothing hourly chime like you said. I can’t remember what happened to it as it was replaced firstly by a mains electric clock and then by a battery operated type. Unless one is a traditionalist that treasures vintage stuff, which I am not with clocks, mine is a cheap atomic clock which receives a radio signal daily to keep it accurate; and runs on a long life battery with solar as well. I have not replaced the battery for over seven to eight years. Mano March 18, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply Actually, Ngai C.O, the clock got it’s name from the song, ‘My Grandfather’s Clock’. Don’t ask me what it was called prior. As for the deep sounding chime, as Felicia puts it, I recall reading somewhere that there was a switch to turn it off for the night. Otherwise, it will wake the household up every hour on the hour! Lee Seong Yan March 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply As a matter of interest, someone once told me that those with rounded heads, as these are actually called grandmother’s clocks. Grandfather clock is the one with square heads. I once purchased one (grandfather clock) from Thailand. Cost about RM600 in the 1970s. The outside wood container was made in Thailand but the inside clock movement was German made. Had to wind in daily (this is authentic not like the present batter operated ones) by pulling each of the three pendulum. I don’t think grandfather clock has anything to do with the song “My Grandfather Clock”. The term grandfather clock must have been around before the song and the song was about the grandfather clock. Mano March 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply Lee Seong Yan, I beg to differ. The Oxford English Dictionary says that the song is responsible for the fact that a longcase clock is also called a “grandfather clock”. Lee Seong Yan March 23, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply Mano, you are right. A google search reveals that “In the late 17th clocks with long cases were made. In 1876 a man named Henry Clay Work wrote a song called My Grandfathers Clock and in the early 20th century they became known as Grandfather clocks.” Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!