Colonial Grandfather Clocks with carvings

Who makes Colonial Grandfather Clocks


When people came to America from all over the world, it was with the intention of creating a beautiful home for themselves and their families.

These people came from all walks of life, from unskilled laborers to fine craftsmen, each of whom had something important to contribute to the American colonies.

Some of these craftsmen created a style of handcrafted clock or tall case clock that has come to be known as Colonial MFG Grandfather Clocks.

Colonial MFG grandfather clocks are a beautiful and quite expensive piece of our past.

The carving on these collectible clocks tends to be very intricate and detailed, and can add quite a bit of character to a room in your home.

Colonial Grandfather Clocks

They often have, as part of their mechanics, a dial that rotates from sunshine to moonlight to show you whether it is AM or PM. This style is also a wonderfully classy and classic design.

Cases on antique colonial of Zeeland grandfather clocks can be open or closed,

meaning that they may have a glass front that allows you to see the pendulum and weights, or it might be composed of a closed box that hides these mechanisms away from your eyes. Both are quite beautiful in different ways.

There are various manufacturers of antique grandfather clocks, including the Colonial Manufacturing Company, Benjamin Garrett of Goshen, the American Clock Company, and George Jones among others.

You may be able to get an antique colonial clock that is two hundred years old

or even a little more depending on where you shop and the price you are willing to pay for a beautiful piece of history.


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