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Some of them already had holes in the back from years ago. The others I drilled a small hole in the top center of the backboard and mounted a picture hanger D-ring. Not visible and not too invasive.I'm curious, PC. How did you convert your kitchen clocks to wall clocks? Drill a hole, mount a fixture, ... what?
Nice post Chris. I really enjoyed reading that (all of it, but I cut your quote short to save space).OK, I read this, and I'm a bit embarrassed to say I have 115 of what I call "proper" clocks. Not including about another 15-20 small alarm clocks, and a Jefferson Golden Hour...
Lucky for me I don't need to go into that closet very often. I use it for long term storage...I think there are a few clocks in there that lost their place to others.Even I don't have clocks displayed in front of doors. That's quite remarkable, RM. I've posted a few of my collection scenes on the other thread, "Clocks in their natural settings."
Why, oh, why doesn't the message board allow deletion of a post using the edit button?
Here are corner shots of just one room...am I effing nuts or what?
An affliction which I enjoy and have no interest in curing.
I've always been impressed with your collection of 400-day clocks...I believe I've seen this picture before. Wow! I've been wondering where I'm going with 26-ish clocks!! I don't have any horizontal place for them...but the shelving is a possibility.It is fun to watch clock running especially those 400-day clocks.
Thanks for your kind comments!RM,
What a great collection! (You and I seem to have a bias for American clocks.)
I think you are confusing interest with enthusiasm. I've only been on the board for about a year (this Wednesday, hint, hint), and I'm sure there plenty of other fresh faces who would enjoy seeing your clocks. Let's see a sample of what you got? I probably can't contribute a lot of informative feedback, but promise to say "wow" once in a while.Thanks for your kind comments!
Yes, virtually all American clocks with a few exceptions.
And that's only part of the collection you're seeing.
I had planned to post more clocks than I already have. However, there just doesn't seem to be much interest on the MB beyond "dating", "id'ing" and stuff like how to decorate clocks with mirrors and LED's.
So, at this point, I guess I'm not going to do so because I can't justify the time I generally spend researching and putting together a posting given the limited interest in antique American clocks.
I think it's telling that after 6 pages of threads started over nearly 7 years of participation (so that doesn't include those clocks posted on existing threads), most of those about the clocks that interest me, people saying that I should post things that I would find interesting if I don't like what's there. Where have they been?? They clearly haven't been following nor interested.
Possibly though I think that they go hand in hand and are inextricably linked.I think you are confusing interest with enthusiasm. I've only been on the board for about a year (this Wednesday, hint, hint), and I'm sure there plenty of other fresh faces who would enjoy seeing your clocks. Let's see a sample of what you got? I probably can't contribute a lot of informative feedback, but promise to say "wow" once in a while.
Funny, all I seem to see on the board recently is people complaining that nobody responds to their posts.Possibly though I think that they go hand in hand and are inextricably linked.
I've already posted a significant sampling of my clocks. Go to my profile and click on "latest threads". You will see pages of thread, many about clocks. Many of those are scarce examples with detailed descriptions, links to relevant articles etc. Silas B. Terry, John Wheeler (quite obscure), Charles Alvah Smith (a guy who made wonderful wood works clocks in the 20th century), etc, etc.
Take a look at the threads I've already started first and let me know what you think.
But at this point, I feel I've given my all to the MB with limited success. It's not what people want...or, frankly, seem to be able to grasp.
What's that old expression about leading a horse to water...?