The grandest of all clocks, the stately grandfather clock is a family heirloom bringing pride and power to any home or business. Make a big statement of style and taste with a beautifully hand-crafted grandfather clock. Many grandfather clocks feature beautiful melodies which chime to fill your space with soothing sound. Available in a multitude of woods and styles, from the elegant sculpted wood designs to the modern and sleek. All solid wood construction and an extensive warranty covers you for years to come. If not for yourself then as a gift, grandfather clocks are a profound presence and symbol of the very best. Choose a grandfather clock from Clocks247 today and it will be delivered in perfect condition. Your new grandfather clock is sure to be a keeper so you won't mind that it isn't returnable (due to shipping costs), but it's covered under the manufacturer's warranty so you're good to go! Let everyone know about your new grandfather clock and bask in its magnificent glow.
Designed as a piece of fine furniture, a grandfather clock is an exceptional addition to any home and can become an heirloom over time. The first grandfather clocks were made in England more than three centuries ago and were originally given the name of a longcase or tall-case clock. It is generally accepted that the name grandfather clock was taken from a song written in 1876 entitled "My Grandfather's Clock." Many attribute the terms "grandfather, "grandmother," or even "granddaughter" clock as a reference to the overall height of the clock case. The tallest examples at 6 feet and over are known today simply as a grandfather clock.
In addition to being tall, grandfather clocks are all similar in design and are a striking clock. They sound out the hours with a hammer striking a series of tubular chimes to produce the sounds. A swinging pendulum is typically displayed through a glass door frame on the front of the clock, though some are solid wood with no glass windows or doors. Grandfather clocks need to be wound and use a spring and counterweight system to keep the time.
A grandfather clock is both elegant and functional. It tells the time and also tells a story. Grandfather clocks appear in the finest homes around the world and are often passed down from one generation to the next.