Thursday, September 20, 2012

Of Clocks and pigs and cameras and things....

Time seems to be something lacking in my life these days. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to make a day last longer than 24 hours. Thankfully this beautiful German made clock only needs winding twice a year. The 400 day clock or Anniversary clock, or Torsion Pendulum clock as it is also known has been around since the 1880's. With its nearly silent running, smooth and hypnotic swinging of its pendulum and glittering gold, it's easy to see why people fall in love with them. This one barely sat in my booth for a day.

Here's a little puzzle for you. Can you identify the object below? Here is a hint, It's from the Victorian period.

I found this lovely Land Camera a few weeks ago, It's bellows are in perfect condition, its battery leads are pristine and it came with a hotshoe flash. It has a zeiss viewfinder, a close-up lens and a self timer unit. Sorry friends this one is mine but I do have other land cameras with similar attachments in my booth.

Last but not least, meet Smiley, This really is a "Smiley" pig, made in the USA circa 1950 by the Shawnee Pottery Co. He is a lovely, smooth, ceramic pitcher that will bring a smile to your face, every time you pour.