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"An antique grandfather clock is a friend and companion for life."

Grandfather Clocks

7 Sandringham Road, Widnes
Cheshire WA8 9HD
United Kingdom
tel / fax: +44 (0)151 4249189
e-mail: john@johnshone.co.uk

The John Shone Collection
A Tradition Of Excellence
Specialist in the buying, selling and renovation of fine antique grandfather clocks for over 30 years


Grandfather clock

I firmly believe that every home should have a grandfather clock. They are so beautiful, but practical too. Whether your home is old or modern, large or small, cluttered or minimalist, it would be complemented by a grandfather clock, grandmother clock, or granddaughter clock. There are so many styles available that you will find one to blend in perfectly. One of my customers is delighted with the 1920's art deco model I was able to supply. Whereas others wouldn't dream of housing any clock made later than the eighteenth century.

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You can't beat a beautiful grandfather clock

Did you know: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term "grandfather clock" came into common usage as late as 1876 as a result of the popularity of the song "My Grandfather's Clock". Previously, the term "longcase clock" was more usual. In the USA today, longcase or tallcase is still the usual name for grandfather clocks.

A clock is an investment and should be with you for life - most probably for generations - so its important to choose the right one. I'd love to be able to offer you any advice or assistance in selecting the right clock for you. There are so many factors to consider - size, colour, style, budget, mechanism, history, etc. Don't hesitate to get in touch via John@johnshone.co.uk.