Archive of 2003 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Dec 28 2003

A fishtail

(in three pisces – even fishes like grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) There’s a Shark about this Plaice, I Cod you not and not a Sole knows but you. I would not tell you a Red Herring, (no White Bait for me)even if you are a spoilt Sprat, well, perhaps just a Shrimp Tiddler, but at least not […]

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Dec 18 2003

Grandfather clock cartoon

December 2003 – ‘He says he’s regulating the pendulum’

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Nov 19 2003

Death, life and death

(but not for grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) “Ted, this is Jed, bad news, Ted, Fred’s dead”. “Oh no, Jed, not Fred, are you saying Fred’s dead?” “Fred’s dead, Ted” “But he was always so fit, ran round quite a bit, what was it, Jed?” “A clot in the head” “How old would he be?” “Just 53” “Good […]


Nov 16 2003

Grandfather clock cartoon – the clock’s gaining slightly

November 2003 – ‘I think the clock’s gaining slightly’

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Oct 29 2003

Grandfather clock cartoon – it won’t stop striking!

October 2003 – ‘Since it joined the Union it won’t stop striking!’

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Oct 26 2003

The ritual

(the weekly winding of grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) He sits there each morning, and studies his feet, nails a bit long, but they’re really quite sweet. And he just can’t refrain from wriggling his toes, it’s a wonderful feeling to be without clothes. And he’s more than proud of his legful of hairs, he knows plenty of […]

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Sep 21 2003

One heartbeat

(the beating sound of grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) Computer or video, what is taking over? The escalator’s moving down, there they all go, can’t afford to be slow. The writing is on the wall, telling me what I must do. Teacher, please may I leave this Earth? May I ring the bell? May I have the key? […]

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Sep 17 2003

Pocket watch cartoon – top quality seconds!

September 2003 – ‘Top quality seconds!’


Aug 27 2003

Go smiling

(as you visit your grandfather/longcase/tallcase clocks) One bright and sunny morning,two people,Jack and Jill, decided to go for a walk over Beanstalk Hill. But as they reached the top,they fell down ,bumpaty bumpty, came crashing hard into a wall,and squashed poor Humpty Dumpty. As Humpty lay there moaning,trying his best to talk, from somewhere in […]

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Aug 01 2003

Grandfather clock cartoon -what wolf is it?

August 2003 – ‘What wolf is it, Mr. Time?’

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