My Old Clock, ‘Roses’ (photos)



Don at Quora told us about his beautiful old clocks, he said he’d like to see my little clock.

I love antiques, sometimes I get bargains. Here’s one of them: a late 1800s / early 1900s porcelain clock featuring hand-painted roses. It actually still works. When I wind it up – careful not to over-wind it! – it runs for 2 days. I enjoy listening to the old mechanical tick, tick, tick.

Do you have any old clocks you’d like to share?






Copyright Faith McCord 2018

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About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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6 Responses to My Old Clock, ‘Roses’ (photos)

  1. simplywendi says:

    just beautiful. i grew up in a home with several old clocks and if i shut my eyes i can picture them……..lovely memory! blessings to you on this autumn day……….

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  2. That is a cute little clock. Porcelain clocks are very much in demand. Ansonia made many models of porcelain clocks. It is actually a 30 hour clock or sometimes called a 1-day clock. If it runs for 2 days the mainspring is strong and has plenty of life.

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    • Thank you Ron for that information, I had no idea of the name or about the strength of my clock’s spring. I knew that the elderly gentleman who had it, used it every day as a bedside clock up until he died, 2-3 years ago – I then bought it for next to nothing! Only because I fell in love with it.


  3. Such a beautiful clock! I have 1930s wood art deco clock that doesn’t work any more that I keep on an old desk.


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