Timepieces: Data & Statistics
Timely Fact: The Grandfather Clock
The grandfather clock got its name from an American song called
"Grandfather's Clock," written by Henry Clay Work in
1876. One of the verses reads "My Grandfather's clock was
too tall for the shelf, so it stood 90 years on the floor."
The term grandfather subsequently became a popular name for
what until then had been called a tall-case clock or long-case
- Courtesy of Howard Miller, Zeeland, MI; (800) 873-0506, www.howardmiller.com.
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