But I've never done much about my interest. When the boys were little, I bought a small cuckoo clock that I wind daily; and then I adore the Audubon clock that has a different bird chirp each hour. Quite often instead of saying to myself "Oh, it's 11 o'clock" I will say "Oh, it's the 11 o'clock bird".
But what I really like is what my mother has: the antique "gingerbread" shelf clocks we inherited from my great-grandparents' households. These American clocks (New England area) were made in the late 1800's and early 1900's, using technology that made clocks an affordable household item for many families.
So I bought one. I am appreciating it SO much.
Well, in my opinion, clocks are like Lays Potato Chips--"you can't have just one". Yesterday, another clock from Ben Kniskern's shop arrived and it is precious too. This Seth Thomas shelf clock has a quieter chime than the Gilbert, but still rich and pleasing.
I am LOVING these clocks! Christmas has already arrived here!