This is a mantel clock that we purchased from a wonderful clock shop called Frankenmuth Clock Shop in Frankenmuth, Michigan. We were gathered with family in Michigan for a memorial service, and we had time to do a little shopping.
When we walked into the shop, I had an idea that I would like to find a mantel clock as much as possible like the one we had in our house growing up. We looked all over the store and found several that were close, but not just right, so we asked for some help from one of the sales people on the floor.
Well, when we mentioned the Westminster Chimes along with the gong on the hour, they brought us right to this Howard Miller clock. The clerk opened the front window of the clock and moved the hand forward to the top of the hour. The chimes began their oh so familiar tune followed by the gong wringing the proper hour followed by my eyes beginning to tear up. It is amazing what memory can do to you.
Here is a close up of the clock as it sits in our living room:
The black and white version seems to age the clock right back to the 1950’s when I was still a small child in a house with that clock on top of the china cabinet, up so high that it could never be reached. I remember my father winding the clock once a week. There are three different springs to wind: one for the time piece; one for the chimes; and one for the gong.
Here is the featured image again without interference:
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