Bulova Picture Frame Clock
A personalized Picture Frame Clock is perfect gift that captures a moment in time and time itself. Give this elegant gift to a loved one. Let them display it on their desk or bookshelf. They will be able to keep track of time and be reminded of what they have waiting for them at home with this wonderful Picture Frame Clock.
Give this to the happy couple on their wedding day or present it to someone as an anniversary gift. The Picture Frame Clock is the perfect way for them to remember that special day in their lives by capturing a favorite moment from their wedding day and placing it in this frame. Or give each bridesmaid and groomsman their very own Picture Frame Clock as a gesture of your appreciation.
Family members away from home will love receiving this clock as a gift they will love to have a picture of their family close at hand while they are away.
The Picture Frame Clock is sure to become a treasured keepsake by all who receive it.
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The term longcase clock can refer to many different clock names such as tall-case clock, floor clock, or grandfather clock. It is a tall, freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock with the pendulum held inside the clock case. A longcase clock is commonly 6–8 feet tall and features carved ornamentation on the hood, or bonnet, which surrounds and frames the clock face. Most longcase clocks sound the time on each hour or fraction of an hour.
The first longcase clocks had a pendulum movement called an verge escapement mechanism. Unfortunately this mechanism required a very wide pendulum swing of about 80-100 degrees and could not be used a free standing clock case so most early longcase clocks had short pendulums. Then in about 1670 the anchor escapement mechanism was invented with a 4 to 6 degree swing. This swing allowed clockmakers to use longer pendulums which had a slower beat, using less energy, less friction and was more accurate.
Today most modern longcase clocks use a more accurate version of the anchor escapement call the deadbeat escapement.
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The anniversary clock got its descriptive name because it was the first mechanical clock that didn’t need daily winding. The clock’s slow torsion pendulum only needed to be wound once a year and couples could do this on their wedding anniversary this type of clock was first invented and patented by American Aaron Crane in 1841. But the term “anniversary clock” was copyrighted by Bowler & Burdock Company in 1901, an Ohio clock-making firm.
A typical Anniversary clock is usually 9 or 12” tall with a glass dome exposing the inner working parts, but there are also square shaped clocks with a handle on the top of the clock. Some of the parts are typically made of brass with the balance of the exposed parts being a brass tone material. Most of them have a pendulum with three or four balls that rotate beneath the clock face. The first anniversary clocks had a torsion spring that powered the clock though modern clocks are now battery operated. They are a popular wedding gift and anniversary gift.
Tip of the week- some anniversary clocks, as an example Loricron, have two batteries one in the base and one in the upper section of the clock. Be sure to replace both batteries at the same time.
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Most clocks are designed to last a lifetime, but in order to avoid costly repairs they do require a routine cleaning and lubrication. Your clock should be cleaned and lubricated every 3 to 5 years.
This week’s tip is the outside of the clock. Some clocks manufactures will use a clear coat on the metal parts of the clock to keep them shiny and acid free. You must be very careful when cleaning the outside of the clock, a cleaning solution that is too strong will remove the clear coat. If this happens it is best to wash the complete part and re-apply the clear coat. Most of the time a clear lacquer was used to coat the parts. A suggestion is to buy a can of lacquer, the type that is used to spray on brass instruments; it will put a durable finish back on your clock parts.
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Loricron was established in 1983 by Bernie and Lorraine Krause who’s family emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1956. In 1981, Bernie’s father built a clock factory in Virginia under the guidance of one of the oldest manufacturers of anniversary clocks in Germany’s Black Forest region. By 1983, Loricron clocks were being assembled in the Virginia factory using parts imported from Germany. Loricron still distributes a quality anniversary clock, now importing them directly from Germany. These anniversary clocks use only the finest German quartz movements and components including a patented pendulum system that has eliminated the fragile suspension spring and its related need for service associated with clocks not equipped with this feature. It is very unusual to have a Loricron clock that needs service.
Loricron also has an ever expanding line of wall, anniversary clocks and mantel clocks in both quartz and keywound, recently they have added several new anniversary clocks.
Today, after 24 years in business, the Krause family has relocated to Asheville, NC where they remain dedicated to high standards of both quality and service.
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