Grandfather clocks and chandeliers

Grandfather Clock Affiliate Programs

Affiliate Program Website Notes
Share a Sale 10% commission
Areks Murray Clock 30% commission
Home Living Style 8% commission
Grandfather Clock


15% commission
Cuckoo Clock Designer 20% commission
Bifano Clocks 10% commission


Grandfather Clock Suppliers

Supplier Website Notes
Global Sources From China
Alibaba In bulk from all over the world, mainly India and China
Made in China From China
Exports India From India
HKTDC Mostly from China
India Mart From India
Cuckoo Clocks Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks
Walsh Brothers Variety of movements and clocks
Newgate Clocks Well designed
Glenbryde Fine clocks
BilliB Grandfather clock specialists
Time Systems Clocks supplied and repaired
Tensor PLC Smart Clocks
Megaquartz Supplier of Quartz clocks
Comitti of London English clocks
Galleon Systems Server clocks
Mosque Clock Clocks in the shape of a mosque
Finetiming Company Distributor of fine clocks
Adara Clocks Modern tallcase clocks
Clock Warehouse Clocks of all kinds
Wm Forbes Supplier
ClockWorld Diverse selection
Karob Clocks from Howard Miller
Original HoenesCucko Clocks Modern cuckoo clocks
Black Forest Shop Cuckoo Clock manufacturer
Keininger Clocks
Presents at Home Cuckoo Clocks
Gift of Time Clocks Authorized dealer
Cuckoo Kingdom Black Forest Cuckoo clocks
Countryside Clocks Handcrafted clocks
Lawson Brand Name clocks
Clocks Only Modern clocks
Right Time International clock superstore
1-800-4Clocks New and antique clocks
Jules Boral & Co Watch Movements
Woodlands Clocks New clocks
Cool Clock Shop Variety of styles
Time Clocks Sale & Service Sales and support
The Little Clock Shop Modern Clocks with retro style
Bell Clocks Bell clocks and more
Euro Clocks Quality clocks
Grandfather Clocks Plus Almost 1000 different clocks
Which Clocks? Discount clocks
Cuckoo Kingdom Cuckoo Clocks
Cuckoo Clock Shop Traditional clocks
The Clock Depot Grandfather clocks
Theisen Clock and Novelty All types of clocks
Chicago Clock Company New clocks sold and repaired
Florida Time Clocks Sales and repair of clocks
Bradford Clocks Clocks sold and repaired
Time Café Luxury Watches
Watch Vaults Watch boxes
Klock It Clocks, kits, parts and components
Henry of Mayfair Sales and restoration
Electronics USA Manufacturer
Salem Clock Shop All kinds of clocks
The Clock Gallery Brand-name and antique clocks
The TMP Company Factory direct
Big Ben Clock Gallery Specializing in grandfather clocks
The Atik Hand Painted clocks
Bradford Clocks Handmade clocks


Chandelier Affiliate Programs

1 800 Lighting 8% commission
Lumens 8% commission
Lamps Plus Up to 10% commission
Aspen Lighting


12% commission
Louie Lighting 8% commission
Bellacor Up to 8% commission
Kathy Kuo Home 8% commission
Lighting Showplace 4-10% commission
Mosque Chandelier 5% commission



Chandelier Suppliers

Ali Baba
World Class Lighting
Lucky Glass
Murano Art
Global Sources
Ali Express
India Mart
Light Directory
Frank Lite
Lighting Made in China
Stephanie Design
Hilight Crystal
Orion Chandelier
Trade India
Westmen Lights
Bakson Export





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.


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