Grandfather Clocks

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What is the history of the Grandfather clock?

Grandfather Clocks

The Grandfather clock originated in the late 1600's in London. Clockmakers invented the long case model, about 6 feet tall. In the United States owning one of these clocks conveyed status. In the 1880's a popular song about a clock that stopped when it's owner died, hence the name "Grandfather" clock was created.



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