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I made the case for this clock out of solid fiddle-back Maple, Cherry, and Black Walnut. The hands are Cherry. The pendulum was made of Cherry, Black Walnut, and Abalone shell. The only parts I did not make are the all wood vinage whistles(with recovered bellows), the gong(2 3\4″70mm new), the vintage dial, the movment(cuckoo clock mfg. co.), the chains and weights. I cleaned, oiled and adjusted the movement. The Maple face piece is only 4 1/4 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches on the ends and 6 inches tall in the center. Over all it is 9 1/4 inches tall from the top of the Walnut crest to the very bottom of the Walnut scrollwork. It now keeps perfect time and is a unique piece designed by myself.
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One man’s ambivalent retreat from his racist past
By HELEN O’NEILL, AP Special Correspondent Helen O’neill, Ap Special Correspondent
Sat Apr 4, 5:44 pm ET
ROCK HILL, S.C. Elwin Hope Wilson leans back in his recliner, a sad, sickly man haunted by time.
Antique clocks, at least a hundred of them, fill his neat ranch home on Tillman Street. Grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, cuckoos and Westministers, all ticking, chiming and clanging in an hourly cacophony that measures the passing days.
Why clocks? his wife Judy has often asked during their 49 years together.
He shrugs and offers no answer.
You’re old and degrepid and there is no remorse in this man.
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Cuckoo clocks were first made in the 18th century.They are manufactured in the [BLACK FOREST] district in Germany.Cuckoo clocks are made from wood,and takes the shape of a bird nest box
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What is the origin of this clock? Where does the alternate name of "anniversary clock" come in?
It is called that because it only needs to be wound up once a year or 400 days. It is called anniversary clock because of its popularity as an anniversary gift.
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I’m going for a vintage coffeehouse look for my room. How should I decorate it to get this look?
I just painted my room olive green, I have a plain wood floor, some candles that used to look like cappucinos before I left them in the sun, a starbucks coffee cup as a pen-holder, a big clock with a picture of Elvis on it and blue neons around the outside, but thats pretty much all. Can anyone give me some tips on things I can add/do to my room in order to get it looking more how I described in the title?
Im not trying to turn my room into a coffeehouse, Im just trying to achieve that same atmosphere. Thanks
Put a little cafe table in the corner with a couple of chairs for your morning coffee. I’d add a couple of pictures over that area pertaining to the coffee theme. This is where you can go more of a vintage look. Perhaps you can find something on ebay?? How about a vintage chaulkboard with phrases pertaining to coffee or a "cup of the day". Sounds like a great theme. Good luck!
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