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Grandiose & glorious grandfather clocks

Are you looking to return the splendour to your broken grandfather clock? At Clock Services Bangor we provide grandfather clock restoration services that do just that.

•  Woodwork restoration

•  Dial re-silvering

•  Cabinet restoration

•  Mechanical repair

•  Woodwork polishing

•  Brass & silver polishing

•  Clock face restoration

Grandfather clock services include:

Our advisor will be pleased to call at an agreed time. He will examine your clock and give an estimate as to any necessary repairs.

 

With the price agreed the movement will be removed from the case together with the pendulum and weights. The movement will be retuned 2-3 weeks and payment is due when the clock has been set working.

 

 

Grandfather clock repair & more

Grandfather clock repairs available now.

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The Story Behind Grandfather Clocks

 

Today, we know these tall clocks that are set in wooden cases to be "grandfather clocks". But, they weren't always called that. In fact, they were first called, "long-case clocks" or "coffin clocks". So how did they acquire their current name?

 

Some years ago, two brothers named "Jenkins" owned and operated the George Hotel in rural North Yorkshire, England. In the lobby of this hotel sat a long-cased clock. When one of the brothers died, the long- cased clock wouldn't keep the correct time. It just kept running slower. When the other Jenkins brother's passed away, the long-cased clock stopped ticking too. The new owner left the clock at its location with its hands showing the same time that the second brother had died.

 

An American song writer called Henry Work visited the George Hotel in 1876. Work learned about the story of the Jenkins brothers and the long-cased clock in the lobby. He composed a song titled, "My Grandfather's Clock." The song became popular and "long-cased clocks" have been known by their new name ever since.

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ALL REPAIRS ARE GUARANTEED.

 

IF YOUR GRANDATHER CLOCK HAS BEEN MOVED, NEEDS RESET OR TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER ADRESS WE ARE AVAILABLE.

 

OTHER CLOCKS CAN BE BROUGHT TO OUR PREMISES AT AN AGREED TIME.

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