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post #1 of 6 Old 05-14-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Inherited a clock

So I've inherited a grandmother clock. I don't know a lot about it. I remember seeing it at my grandparents house when we visited but boy is this turning into a hassle!

Its currently located at my aunts house and she's giving me guilt trips on how she's so attached to the clock and doesn't want to see it go. I might feel bad if she hadn't sold or thrown out everything else in the house. The clock is all I have left minus a few other little mementos.

So far I've been quoted at $1150 for shipping and delivery. O.o That's a lot for a poor college student! We're looking into other options but I'm more worried about getting it here in once piece than I am about the cost.

These are the only 2 pictures I could find of the clock. The person in the picture is my mom when she was like 16! LOL
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-14-2010, 11:45 AM
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I have always heard them referred to as a grandfather clock. Is there a difference between a grandmother clock and a grandfather clock?

It is very nice. I hope you find a safe way to transport it.
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Yeah its a size difference. Grandmother clocks are slimmer and within the 5-5'11" range. Grandfather clocks are thicker and 6' or taller.
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Interesting. I never knew.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-14-2010, 04:06 PM
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If you've inherited it, it's rightfully yours. The person who owned it wants YOU to have it. I'd tell your aunt its yours, and you're takin' it, one way or another.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-14-2010, 06:19 PM
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Oh wow, that looks just like my Mother's grandmother clock!

I have a grandfather clock (my grandfather hand-made it for me) and I've moved it a few times. Our last move was CA to CO, we took all the seats out of my mini-van, the chimes, pendulum and works were removed and wrapped in lint-free white cloths. We wrapped the rest in towels, then bubble wrap and laid it down.

Have you considered going and getting it with a Uhaul? Might be a lot cheaper and safer. I wouldn't allow movers or anyone else to touch mine.
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