The Edward Meyer Grandfather Clock – High Quality at Low Prices Online!

When you buy an Edward Meyer Grandfather clock you’re showing your good taste and if you buy online you’re showing your intelligence.  The online stores don’t have the high overheads that come with having a large furniture or clock store in an expensive part of the city.  This means that they are able to offer expensive quality timepieces like the Edward Meyer grandfather clock for much lower prices.

As long as you are willing to do a little bit of assembling of the wooden panels when you receive it, you can have your dream grandfather clock delivered right to your door.  It’s a piece of beautiful classic wooden furniture that will grace your home and be admired by your friends.  If you want to get the best possible prices take a look online because it’s not at all unusual to find an Edward Meyer long case clock at half list price.  Here are three Meyer grandfather clocks to help you choose:

Edward Meyer Grandfather Clock – Beveled Glass (HHGFCBEV) – This model features a beveled glass front which allows you to admire the three brass decorative pulleys and pendulums inside.  The case is made with both solid and composite wood and veneers and has a rich-looking Dark Cherry finish.  The very musical sounding chimes ring on the hour and once on the half hour.

To fix the clock if it starts to go fast or slow, you only have to make a small adjustment to the pendulum.  This lovely piece of classically styled furniture measures 75 ¼” x 22” x 10” and there’s a smaller model that measures 75 ¼” x 19” x 10”.  An Edward Meyer grandfather clock can be delivered to you and after you’ve assembled a few pieces it’s ready to display.  This model can be bought online for about 209 dollars.

Edward Meyer Grandfather Clock (HHGFCBEV) This model also has a beveled glass front panel. However, it’s a very unusual timepiece because it has a dramatic black finish with attractive mother of pearl inlay to complete the pretty surface decoration.  Like all Edward Meyer grandfather clocks, this one has a full chime on the hour and a single one on the half hour.

What makes this model more interesting to me is the glossy black finish which makes it stand out from the regular brown wood long case clocks. It measures 75 ½ x 18” x 9 ¾”, so if space is tight this model is good for fitting into a small area of your room.  The list price is 674 dollars, but you can find it at 328 dollars and 298 dollars online!

All Edward Meyer grandfather clocks are 31 day clocks, which means you only have to wind them once a month.  They come complete with a winding key and care instructions plus a one year guarantee.

Everyone stresses the fact that if you invest in an expensive grandfather clock it will be an heirloom in your family for generations to come.  But I’m afraid I’m more selfish than that!  I’m not really interested in breaking the bank so future generations can enjoy a piece of furniture that cost me a fortune!

Fortunately, as online stores reach a much greater market than your local furniture and clock stores, they can take advantage of big discounts for volume buying. This is how they can bring the prices of elegant luxury objects like the Edward Meyer grandfather clock right down to a level that we can all afford! And I’ll drink to that!

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Ceramics in the Twenty – first Century

Have you ever thought about the many ways that ceramics are used in our lives?  It’s an incredibly versatile material that is used in products as far apart as ceramic brake pads and porcelain dolls.

Who doesn’t enjoy the touch of fairyland that ceramic garden pixies bring to an otherwise ordinary garden?  You can enjoy a sunny afternoon in the garden perched on a ceramic garden stool and sip a tasty cup of tea, made perfect with your ceramic tea strainer.  We’ve switched from lava rock briquettes on the barbecue as well.  My husband asked me to go with him to buy some ceramic briquettes and I’d never heard of them, so I asked him, “What are ceramic briquettes?” and he told me that they work much better than wood or lava and they’re safer too, because you don’t get flare-ups on the gas barbecue.  Our barbecue also has a piezo ceramic element which works well with propane.

When my pet Labradors come and look at me with those sad eyes that tell me they are hungry, I go into the kitchen and serve them their food in cute ceramic dog bowls. Another way that ceramics are useful is in the many types of ceramic cookware that are decorative as well as functional in the kitchen. Even on the front doors of the homes in your street, ceramic house numbers are there to help the mailman deliver your mail.

I suffer from so many allergies that it’s out of the question to have wall-to-wall carpeting in my home, but this problem was easily solved by laying differently patterned ceramic floor tiles in each room.  It’s much easier to keep clean than carpet that harbors the dirt and dust mite droppings that trigger allergy attacks in so many people

I can remember when we had the floors installed.  It was mayhem in our house for all of that week when we seemed to be installing ceramic tile patterns from morning until night!  We had chosen a different decorative ceramic tile for each room, but somehow we managed to get them mixed up and that started to make tempers fray!

Doing a ceramic tile installation without professional help is not something I would recommend!  First of all there’s the chore of removing ceramic tile that is old and damaged and that’s a tough job.  Then there’s the ear-splitting noise and the dust from drilling ceramic tiles to get them to fit properly at the edges of the rooms.  But when it was all finished we both felt proud of our floor coverings in ceramics.

Of course, some people prefer to lay a porcelain floor tile because they say that porcelain is the best quality of tile that you can buy and I say, “Yes, it is!  And it’s also the most expensive you can buy as well!”  I know that a lot of people are having porcelain veneers put on their teeth these days, because it’s so translucent and durable, but when you hear how many thousands of dollars it costs for teeth, you can’t begin to imagine how much it would cost to do a kitchen and a bathroom in porcelain tiles.

Apart from its many uses in and around the home, ceramics are used extensively in the manufacturing industry where cutting tools that have a ceramic coating are more efficient.  Ceramic ball bearings are now beginning to replace steel bearings because they are a lot lighter and cause much less friction in use.  You can find this new type of bearing in skateboards, bicycles, fishing reels, motor vehicles and almost all new machinery.

That’s just a few of the ways that ceramics have become important in our homes and in industry.  Who would have thought that something that started its life as nothing more than terracotta pottery jars thousands of years ago, would end up being such an important and versatile material in the 21st century?

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