Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Never Enough TIme

Father Time
The only reason for time is so
that everything doesn't happen at once."
~~Albert Einstein
 
This grandfather clock, which depicts Father Time, along with a "reaper" (because it reaps time) and an hourglass, was made in 1791 in Birmingham, England. 
 
Thank you to Berj, at Baldwin Jewelers, for sharing this interesting piece of history with me!
 
 

10 comments:

  1. oh that's how i'm feeling lately...just never enough time in the day to get everything done! beautiful clock!

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    1. I'm right there with ya on that one! :)

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  2. Great Einstein quote and how I love grandfather clocks - this one's a classic! I love that it's still sitting pretty in a public place, after all these years and a long journey from B'ham!

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    1. I love the time and distance on this one too. I really love Grandfather Clocks. My dad has always wanted one, and my parents finally got one - after 60 years of marriage! BTW, I tried your Lomo Effect on this one - thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Love yet another reference to Einstein, Adele. Now, Birmingham, is just up the road from where I am. How nice! Seriously, that is a beautiful clock.

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    1. You were my inspiration on the quote, LOL! Remember when you wondered what words of wisdom he'd have about time. I found the quote right away, but it took awhile to find a clock to go with it. How interesting that you're right up the road. I wonder if the clock maker is still in business!

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    2. Thank you, Adele. Next time you call into that lovely shop, ask them who made the clock and 'PS' it on one of your comments (in the future)or e-mail me. I'll see if what I can find out. Clock manufacturing was big here in Coventry but gone now.

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  4. One of the few things which makes me afraid.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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    1. Oh dear - sorry to frighten you! :) Happy Wednesday, Robert!

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