Grandfather Clock

Did you know that the term “grandfather clock” only becomes popular from the beginning of the 1900’s when 2 American song writers write a song about their grandfathers clock that “stopped short never to go again when the old man died”. The clock which was their grandfathers then transferred to being a grandfather clock.

With a little marketing of course we then end up with a grandmother clock as the shorter version.
I think just about everyone that reads this post will have the tune stuck in their head for the rest of the day. Stop short never to go again until you find a good clockmaker.

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For over three decades Andrew and his staff at Master Clockmakers have been involved in the restoration and conservation of timepieces from historically important clocks such as Sydney Town Hall and the clocks for Sydney Central Railway to small intricate ladies watches made by watchmakers such as Patek Philippe.

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