Grandfather clocks and chandeliers

Grandfather Clock Affiliate Programs

Affiliate Program Website Notes
Share a Sale https://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=8127 10% commission
Areks Murray Clock http://areksmurrayclock.com/joinus.html 30% commission
Home Living Style http://www.homelivingstyle.com/affiliate-program/ 8% commission
Grandfather Clock  http://www.Grandfather-Clock.com/aff-info.htm

 

15% commission
Cuckoo Clock Designer https://www.thecuckooclockdesigner.com/affiliate-program/ 20% commission
Bifano Clocks http://bifanoclockworks.com/affiliate_faq.php 10% commission

 

Grandfather Clock Suppliers

Supplier Website Notes
Global Sources http://www.globalsources.com/manufacturers/Grandfather-Clock.html From China
Alibaba https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/grandfather-clock.html In bulk from all over the world, mainly India and China
Made in China http://www.made-in-china.com/manufacturers-directory/item3/Grandfather-Clock-1.html From China
Exports India https://www.exportersindia.com/indian-suppliers/grandfather-clock.htm From India
HKTDC http://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-list/Grandfather-Clock/en/1/ Mostly from China
India Mart https://dir.indiamart.com/impcat/grandfather-clock.html From India
Cuckoo Clocks http://www.cuckooclocks.co.uk/index.php?cPath=31_93 Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks
Walsh Brothers http://www.walshbrothers.co.uk/ Variety of movements and clocks
Newgate Clocks http://www.walshbrothers.co.uk/ Well designed
Glenbryde http://www.glenbryde.com/ Fine clocks
BilliB http://www.billib.co.uk/ Grandfather clock specialists
Time Systems http://www.timesystemsuk.com/ Clocks supplied and repaired
Tensor PLC http://www.tensor.co.uk/ Smart Clocks
Megaquartz http://www.megaquartz.co.uk/ Supplier of Quartz clocks
Comitti of London http://comitti.com/ English clocks
Galleon Systems http://www.galsys.co.uk/ Server clocks
Mosque Clock http://www.mosqueclock.com/ Clocks in the shape of a mosque
Finetiming Company http://www.finetiming.co.uk/homepage.shtml Distributor of fine clocks
Adara Clocks http://www.adaraclocks.co.uk/ Modern tallcase clocks
Clock Warehouse http://www.clockwarehouse.co.uk/ Clocks of all kinds
Wm Forbes http://www.wmforbes.com/ Supplier
ClockWorld http://www.clockworldonline.com/ Diverse selection
Karob http://www.howardmillergrandfatherclocks.co.uk/ Clocks from Howard Miller
Original HoenesCucko Clocks http://www.cuckooclock.de/ Modern cuckoo clocks
Black Forest Shop http://www.cuckoo-clocks.black-forest-shop.de/ Cuckoo Clock manufacturer
Keininger http://www.kieninger.com/ Clocks
Presents at Home http://www.presentsathome.nl/woonaccessoires/klokken/koekoeksklok Cuckoo Clocks
Gift of Time Clocks http://www.giftoftimeclocks.com/ Authorized dealer
Cuckoo Kingdom http://www.cuckookingdom.com/ Black Forest Cuckoo clocks
Countryside Clocks http://www.laser-etch.com/ Handcrafted clocks
Lawson http://www.lawsonwatch.com/ Brand Name clocks
Clocks Only http://www.clocksonly.com/ Modern clocks
Right Time http://www.righttime.com/ International clock superstore
1-800-4Clocks http://www.1-800-4clocks.com/ New and antique clocks
Jules Boral & Co http://www.julesborel.com/ Watch Movements
Woodlands Clocks http://www.woodlandsclocks.com/ New clocks
Cool Clock Shop http://www.coolclockshop.com/ Variety of styles
Time Clocks Sale & Service http://www.timeclockstx.com/ Sales and support
The Little Clock Shop http://www.littleclockshop.com/ Modern Clocks with retro style
Bell Clocks http://bellclocks.com/ Bell clocks and more
Euro Clocks http://www.euro-clocks.com/ Quality clocks
Grandfather Clocks Plus http://www.grandfatherclocksplus.com/ Almost 1000 different clocks
Which Clocks? http://www.which-clocks.com/ Discount clocks
Cuckoo Kingdom http://www.black-forest-cuckoo-clocks.com/index.html Cuckoo Clocks
Cuckoo Clock Shop http://www.cuckooclockshops.com/ Traditional clocks
The Clock Depot http://theclockdepot.com/ Grandfather clocks
Theisen Clock and Novelty http://www.theisenclock.com/ All types of clocks
Chicago Clock Company http://chicagoclock.com/ New clocks sold and repaired
Florida Time Clocks http://www.floridatimeclock.com/ Sales and repair of clocks
Bradford Clocks http://www.bradfordclocks.com/ Clocks sold and repaired
Time Café http://www.timecafe.com/ Luxury Watches
Watch Vaults http://www.watchvaults.com/ Watch boxes
Klock It http://www.klockit.com/ Clocks, kits, parts and components
Henry of Mayfair http://www.henryofmayfair.com/ Sales and restoration
Electronics USA http://electronicsusa.com/ Manufacturer
Salem Clock Shop http://www.salemclock.com/ All kinds of clocks
The Clock Gallery http://www.theclockgallery.com/ Brand-name and antique clocks
The TMP Company http://www.tmpco.com/ Factory direct
Big Ben Clock Gallery http://bigbenclocks.com/ Specializing in grandfather clocks
The Atik http://www.theatik.com/ Hand Painted clocks
Bradford Clocks http://www.bradfordclocks.com/ Handmade clocks

 

Chandelier Affiliate Programs

1 800 Lighting http://www.1800lighting.com/Capitol-Lighting-About/affiliate.cfm 8% commission
Lumens https://www.lumens.com/affiliates.html 8% commission
Lamps Plus http://www.lampsplus.com/affiliates/ Up to 10% commission
Aspen Lighting http://www.aspenlighting.com/affiliate.html

 

12% commission
Louie Lighting https://www.louielighting.com/louielighting-affiliate-marketing-program 8% commission
Bellacor http://www.bellacor.com/affiliate.htm Up to 8% commission
Kathy Kuo Home https://www.kathykuohome.com/Home/Info/affiliates 8% commission
Lighting Showplace https://www.lightingshowplace.com/help/affiliates 4-10% commission
Mosque Chandelier http://mosquechandelier.com/index.php?route=affiliate/login 5% commission

 

 

Chandelier Suppliers

Ali Baba https://www.alibaba.com/
World Class Lighting Worldclasslighting.com
Lucky Glass Luckyclass.cz
Murano Art Murano-art.com.tw
Global Sources Globalsources.com
Ali Express www.aliexpress.com
India Mart Indiamart.com
Light Directory Lightdirectory.com
Lucibel Lucibel.com
Frank Lite Franklite.net
Lighting Made in China Lighting-made-in-china.com
Barovier&Toso Barovier.com
Stephanie Design Stephaniedesign.com
Hilight Crystal www.hilight.com.au
HKTDC Wholesale-lighting.hktdc.com
Orion Chandelier Orionchandelier.com
Trade India Tradeindia.com
Westmen Lights www.westmenlights.com
Bakson Export Baksonexport.com

 

 

 

 

All about Grandfather Clocks

Have you ever wondered how grandfather clocks got this name? Yes, at first, the answer seems obvious. But did you know that the grandfather clock picked up this grandfatherly nickname for no reason related with the grandparents per se?

Here’s how…

 

Timekeeping is just as old as time itself. It was the hourglasses and later sundials where the idea of clock making first began. In 1572, the famous Galileo Galilei discovered that a pendulum clock was actually the perfect instrument to record time. Later on, with Galileo’s discovery, a Dutch scientist named Christiaan Huygens invented the first pendulum clock.

Where it all began

Pendelum clocks were found to be more precise when it comes to timekeeping that the first floor clock was created encasing in a tall wooden case and usually stands upright on the floor.

During these early years, owning a pendulum clock was a sign of wealth and nobility. It only became available to others until the 19th century. As the pendulum clock became more and more affordable, many people began to purchase them and now passed on from generations to generations.

So, what’s with the name?

In North Yorkshire, England, a hotel called George Hotel was managed by 2 brothers by the name of Jenkins. At the lobby of their hotel stood the famous pendulum clock which had been there for many years. According to stories, one of the clock’s more remarkable traits was that it always kept perfect time.

Later on, one of the Jenkins brothers died. Shortly after, the clock began losing time. At first, the clock seemed to only lose a few minutes daily. However, as days gone by, it began to lose about an hour each day. The remaining Jenkins brother made several attempts to repair the clock but the clocksmith have finally given up.

When the remaining Jenkins brother died at age 90, the clock finally stopped altogether. When the new manager stepped in, he never had the clock worked on again but made the clock stood stately in the hotel lobby with the time reading the exact time of the second brother’s death.

In 1875, Henry Clay, an American songwriter visited England and checked in at George Hotel. He heard the famous story about the clock and the Jenkins brother. He became inspired to write entitled “My Grandfather’s Clock, thus the name grandfather clock began.

The song was released in 1876 and sold over a million copies.

 

Other interesting facts about grandfather clock

  • The other technical names for grandfather clock include pendulum clock, longcase clock, hall clock and tall case clock.
  • The melody of the grandfather clock which was used for their chimes is Westminster Quarters which is thought to have been inspired by Handel Messiah during the 5ht and 6th measures of the song called “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”.
  • The first creations of grandfather clock were not mass produced but rather custom-built. The first mass production of grandfather clocks were smaller models.
  • In 1962, grandfather clocks were being made using quartz technology which was invented in the same year.
  • Most consumers choose to display keepsake items in the grandfather clock.
  • Some of the most common unique styles generally seen on top of a grandfather clock are a bonnet, flat top or federal/arched crowns.
  • The first brass dial grandfather clocks had only one clock hand. This is because clock owners believe that the hours of the day were more important the minutes.
  • The first grandfather clocks were made from an oak tree. It was only during the 1750s when clockmakers started using mahogany in clock making.

 

Do you know other interesting facts about the famous grandfather clock? We would love to hear it from you. Share your thoughts in the comment box below.