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Archive for December, 2006

Atomic Clock Times

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

This article provides useful, detailed information about Atomic Clock Times.
Time measured by rotation of Earth is not uniform when compared with time kept by atomic clocks. It was not always so, and atomic clocks underwent changes before giving us accurate time. The first atomic clock, built at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in 1949, [...]

The Benefits of Quartz Cuckoo Clocks

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Unlike windup cuckoo clocks, which require rewinding every one, two or eight days before, quartz cuckoo clocks use a more modern timing mechanism, drawing power from batteries and running continuously until the batteries run dry. Battery cuckoo clocks run for approximately one year on a new set of batteries give or take a little, depending [...]

The English Grandfather Clock Tradition

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Like the storied countryside of England, grandfather clocks from that country are rich in history and tradition. The first known pendulum clock was made in 1656. Grandfather clocks got their name in 1875 from a song by Henry Work. Grandfather clocks are also known as longcase or tallcase clocks.
English clockmakers have been involved in [...]