Friday, November 2, 2007

Show and Tell - Carriage Clock






Today is Show and Tell Friday! Yea! Go to Kelli's blog called There is No Place Like Home and check out others who are playing.

Today I am showing you an old carriage clock. This clock came from my grandpa Irving's side of the family. I am not sure exactly how old it is and how the family acquired it, all I know is my mother got it from her father. I always admired it at my parent's house as I was growing up, it was always displayed in their living room, but one day I found it in their storage-attic. My mother had redecorated and decided not to show it any more. I told her how much I admired it and she said I could have it. I was thrilled! I have it in my curio in my entryway where it is on display for all who come to visit.

They call these carriage clocks because they used them for traveling and hung them inside their carriages. There are lots of different variations of carriage clocks. I really like this one because of its simple lines, yet it has beautiful intricate work as well. On the back it is marked Patton June 02, 1881. I do not know if that is how old it is or not, but I am guessing it could be. The only other markings it has are on the bottom and there is simply a stamped letter "F" and "S". If anyone knows anymore about this clock, I would love to hear about it!

I hope you enjoyed my show and tell today!


"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1


Blessings to you! ~ Sharon

29 comments:

Anita said...

Wow, this carriage clock is more than 100 years old!!!! That's amazing! By the way, I've never heart about carriage clocks before.... Another tradition of former times that has been almost forgotten... ;-))

Thanks for sharing your beautiful treasure!

Best wishes from Germany, Anita

Hootin'Anni said...

Oh........I did!! I did enjoy your Show N Tell. Don'tcha just love family treasures?!! I do too.

[ps love your Halloween Fun blog below too!!]

Happy Friday and thanks for dropping by my Show N Tell!!

Love Sows Seeds said...

What a beautiful clock. I love old clocks. A friend of mine from church has some gorgeous old clocks...I try not to covet ;-)

Sondra said...

Austin loves clocks and I will have to show him yours this afternoon. It is so cool. Imagine the stories that go with that clock. It seems awful big to have in your carriage :) Wow, technology has sure come a long way.

Connie said...

That is just a beautiful clock. I am sure it looks well where you have in the house.
The clock is a lovely treasure you can pass along to the lucky piece of history.

Take care,
Connie

Kristen said...

Oh how wonderful! It is beautiful! I am so glad that I found your blog via Robin! You have a wonderful blog here! Blessings!

IRENE said...

So wise of you to save it from the dust! I didn't know where carriage clocks took their name from! Thank you for sharing.

charish said...

Wow, what a great clock. very cool

ellen b said...

The clock is great and thanks for the history behind it and carriage clocks. I (duh) didn't realize why they were called carriage clocks! :) Blessings...

Jane said...

I like the carriage clock. I would think it would be really old too! What a neat treasure from your families past!

Jane

Brenda said...

girl you have a real treasure. I enjoyed it very much.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a beautiful clock! Thanks for sharing the history of carriage clocks with us.
~Amy

Mary said...

A beautiful piece of history. If the information on the back is original, it probably is that old. Carriage clocks are collectibles and this one looks like it's in very good condition.

Jean said...

Awesome clock and thanks for all the information!

Kristy Jo said...

what a neat thing.. i never would have known that by seeing it!!! thanks for sharing the story
and what a lovely treasure!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love the clock. I wish I could see more of the back but the dial is in my way. Looks like a bunch of writing.

I'm glad to see it will have a proper home.

Love,
Julie

Quinne said...

Hi Sharon :) What a simply gorgeous clock - so much character - and I would love to hear the stories it could tell! Thank you for sharing it this week. Blessings! Q

Mommy said...

What a lovely clock! I really like old clocks. What a treasure to have. In my show and tell, I blogged about my Grandfather's clock as well. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading about it. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

What a beautiful old clock!!! Does it still work? I love the verse you used with your posting of it:o)
Susan

Lana G! said...

Sharon! That is way to cool! The clock is wonderful and I love the tradition behind it. Wow!

Lynne said...

I love clocks and yours is really special. I love the scripture verse with the post.

Myrna said...

That clock is beautiful! I have seen similar ones, but did not know the history, or that they were called carriage clocks. Interesting.

BTW--I read your Halloween post. I love your recipe for chili! I often use a very similar one! My kind of cookin'!

Tammy said...

Wow, I would be thrilled to acquire that family heirloom, as well!
I never knew that people use to hang clock in carriages, but I suppose that does make sense!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Cottage Contessa said...

What a beautiful old clock! I love it when things like that are passed down through the generations of a family. A precious gift!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

It's a lovely clock! I love the history behind it, too.

Kimmie said...

Hi Sharon

Love your old clock...wow, 1881 that is really a beautiful piece.

Be blessed as time goes by, may your 'ticker' be filled with joy and may it be evident to all!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

rohanknitter said...

I love old clocks!
We have an antique mantel clock and it is one of our prized possessions. Neat!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I love that Carriage Clock..it's wonderful..
Now I have an idea for next week!!
Thanks for Sharon (pun intended)
tis a treasure for sure.

Deena

Kelli said...

I love your carriage clock, Sharon! It's a beautiful treasure!
Kelli

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