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- German-made mechanisms and carving
- Hand painted, hand carved
- 2-year warranty
- Dimensions: 6″ x 15″ x 5″
This hand-carved and hand-painted curiosity is a guaranteed conversation piece. Tiny bellows push air through an automated slide whistle which produces the complex little tune. While whistling, the man moves his head from side to side.
These pieces are truly fascinating. Housed inside the body is a tiny mechanical mechanism with bellows and a multi-pitch whistle that plays a tune on demand. The mechanism is made by hand in Germany and is completely mechanical without any use of speakers or electronics. These are mechanical-musical instruments.
The clock is also completely mechanical and completely functional. The pendulum moves from side to side.
The melody is intricate, complete with vibrato, melismatic lines, and precise articulation.
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- Clock Table with Distressed White Scroll Legs
- Dimensions: 28″ W. x 28″ D. x 19 1/8″ H.
- Assembly Required
- Item Requires 1 AA Battery (not included)
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Ship’s bells have always had a special significance since they were used to mark the passage of time at sea. Thanks to modern technology the unique sequence of chimes employed to note hours and minutes on ship can also be reproduced by a clock. The solid brass Norfolk Ship’s Bell Clock is a perfect example of one which does so to perfection and is a must have for anyone interested in keeping track of the time continuously.
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Ships bells were traditionally used to mark the start of a watch on a ship. An integral part of life at sea, this practice still continues today. Thanks to modern technology the same process can be replicated with a clock, making it really easy to know what time it is as the sequence of chimes is followed. That is what makes the chrome plated Southampton Ship’s Bell Clock a must have for anyone interested in being able to keep track of the passing hours. The clock which features Roman numerals against a white face surrounded by a chrome bezel, also comes with a jeweled 8-day mechanical ships bell movement with a shut-off.
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Perfect for the avid bird watcher! Each hour, the Songbirds III Table Clock will play the song of a different bird including Northern Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Oriole or Blue Jay. The volume is automatically reduced at night. This Beautiful timepiece is finished in polished brass with a white dial, light-blue sky silhouette and renderings of each of the birds.
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Add a hint of golden allure, to your study, office or living room with the Hermle Tellurium Clock I (Black Piano). More than just an ordinary instrument for measuring minutes and hours, this eclectic ornament also reproduces the earth?s revolution on its axis and its journey around the sun.
Created by none other than the renowned clock maker, Hermle, the tellurium clock is brought to you in a clear casing with a highly polished black piano base and edge. Its clock face in white and silver displays Roman numerals which stand out against their lighter background.
Models of the three principal celestial bodies are also represented, as well as a zodiac sign, day and month indicator.
And that is not all this distinctively designed item has to offer being also fitted with a mechanical 8-day spring wound movement with a 4/4 Westminster chime on 4 polished bells and an 11 jewel deadbeat escapement polished brass disc.
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Welcome a classical style evocative of the eighteenth century into your home. Delicately designed, this tellurium clock also features clear casing accentuated with solid wood in a glossy black piano polish. It has also been fitted with an 11 jewel deadbeat escapement, polished nickel plated brass and a disc which has milled zodiac signs, and rosettes.
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Welcome a classical style evocative of the eighteenth century into your home. Delicately designed, this tellurium clock also features a clear casing accentuated with solid wood in a glossy black piano polish. It has also been fitted with an 11 jewel deadbeat escapement, polished nickel plated brass and a disc which has milled zodiac signs, and rosettes.
This Tellurium Clock II by Hermle will add a touch of exquisite refinement to any room in which it is placed in your home. A perfect combination of the functional and the ornamental, it features the delicate design reminiscent of the era when its technique was perfected. More than just an instrument for telling the time, it also reproduces the movement of the earth round the sun, as it rotates on its axis every 24 hours.
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An animated clock such as this Whistling Clock Peddler can add a brilliant grace to your home. This one is a very stylish and designer telltale that has tiny bellows hanging from the clock. The clock is basically in the hand of a whistling man who moves his head from one side to another.
This teller of time is quite fascinating as it has been hand-painted and carved by German craftsperson. With this functional and mechanical clock you will be able to give your home a delightful charm in no time!
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Exquisitely designed items possess a special charm that is all their own. Particularly when their purpose is more than simply ornamental. Like the Hermle Tellurium III Astronomical Clock brought to you in an antique walnut finish case, supported by brass columns and decorated with beveled glass.
Beneath the representation of the sun, the earth and the moon, bold Roman numerals stand out against the white background of its clock face while the enchanting ensemble is covered with a glass dome which has been decorated with stars.
This enchanting tellurium also comes with a mechanical 8-day spring wound movement with a 4/4 Westminster chime on 4 polished bells and an 11 jewel deadbeat escapement polished brass disc displaying milled zodiac signs and rosettes.
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Our fascination with celestial bodies is as old as time and has most certainly intensified as centuries have gone by. Reminiscent of the innovation and inventiveness which resulted in the creation of the first of its kind in the modern era, the Hermle Astrolabium is the perfect collector?s or gift item for anyone with an interest in astronomy and the movements of the earth and moon in relation to the sun.
With an exquisite design which evokes the delicate elegance of the 18th century, this specialty clock will ensure you are not only able to keep track of time but also of the days and months as well.
Its principal features include a white dial with Roman numerals as well as a delicate floral design, an intricate gear train system both of which are supported on a highly polished mahogany base.
The Hermle Astrolabium also features a month and zodiac disc as well as spheres representing the three celestial bodies, while its entire structure is covered by a clear crystal dome.
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