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Paul D. Phillips Antiques Clocks PO Box 147 Bryan Mawr, PA 610-527-3571

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The interest in clock collecting has grown tremendously over the past few decades. Why all of this fascination with old clocks? Well, it is a bit ethereal, but let me try to explain my own pleasures. I find antique clocks a delight on several levels. There is my admiration for the early scientists who imagined and executed the mechanical works that form the heart of a clock. Yes, scientists is the correct description of these men. They were the observers of natural phenomenon. They were the measurers, the men who wanted to understand the movement of the stars and planets. They were Galileo, Huygens, Newton and many less well known engineers, scientists and thinkers who came before and after them. There is also the fascination with time itself. We all have an intuitive notion of what time is, even if we find it difficult to articulate. If nothing else we have an understanding of its passing, of its apparent unidirectional movement. Then there is the beauty of the cases that house the clock movements. These range from the primitive to the incredibly elaborate. Many are true works of art. And of course there is their place in history and the fine craftsmanship from bygone eras. Clocks reflect a world view of their times and carry the imprint of their makers. Finally, I am continually fascinated by the fact that these machines are still capable of accurate time keeping even after a hundred or more (sometimes many more) years of operation. They are marvels of beauty, craftsmanship and engineering.

Paul D. Phillips, Antiques.

Specializing in American antique clocks, period furnishings and works of art.

We Sell:

We offer for sale the finest examples of American antique clocks dating from the mid 18th century to the mid 19th century. These clocks range form individually made pieces to the earliest factory produced clocks. Styles include mantel, shelf and table clocks, wall clocks, and tall case clocks (grandfather clocks).

  • We examine and authenticate every clock that we offer for sale

  • We guarantee nearly every clock that we sell for 2 years.

  • We will always buy back from you, paying at the least your original purchase price

  • Member: National Association of Watch and Clock Collector (N.A.W.C.C.)