Saturday, July 19, 2014

Clocktoberfest 2014!

It was a HUGE success last year, come celebrate with our dealer Suburban Clock again on August 16. There will be beer, food, live music, invitational classic car show, fun for kids, popcorn, and a special surprise of live organ grinders!



There are special prices, also for NCI dealers!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fantastic Clock Display at the Frick



I was able to see this display at the Frick last Summer. There are some really great historical examples of horology. There are some very early pieces on display, including a couple French-Revolution era pieces with "Decimal Time."

Check out the website, there are a few great videos there with lectures on early clocks.


http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/clocks/clocks

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Updated Pages

We've updated a few webpages on some favorite cuckoo clocks. There are better pictures now, and movies... Check them out:










Friday, February 28, 2014

Suburban Clock at the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire!

Our customer, Suburban Clock and Repair, in partnership with ANALOG arts, will be presenting an exhibit at the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire on March 29th, 2014 10AM - 6PM at the Cleveland Public Library Main Branch. (325 Superior Ave., N.E. Cleveland, OH 44114)

The Maker Faire is described as the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. It's a place were "Makers" display their work in almost anything you can imagine... including the arts, robotics, 3D printing, models, home automation, amateur space exploration, green technologies, etc. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

Suburban Clock was asked to participate this year exhibiting the work of living and working clockmakers. The art and science of making clocks is one that spans centuries. Today, there are living and working wood carvers, cabinet makers, and machinists who build mechanical clocks as objets-d'art. These clockmakers produce mechanical clocks as living objects that move and sound as they have for centuries.

Suburban Clock will be exhibiting the work of these living and working clock makers. There will even be some clockmakers from the Cleveland area on hand to talk about their work and process.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Small Business Saturday: Nov. 30

Remember that small businesses are where you can find really unique and meaningful gifts for the holiday season. Contact North Coast Imports for a list of small business dealers in your area.

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"TrumpeterMan" - a Specialist in Mechanical Dreams

I love visiting "TrumpeterMan" and his shop and personal collection of fantastic Black Forest and Viennese artifacts! He maintains an astounding collection of Black Forest Trumpeter Clocks, Flute Clocks, Carillon Clocks, musical Vienna Regulators, Picture Frame Clocks (with animation and music), Whistling Bird Automata, Musical Chairs (real carved ones), Cuckoo Clocks... I mean, it's really unbelievable!

Here, he cares for the heritage and Golden Age of the Black Forest Clock Industry. I was able to take some snapshots of his shop and collection, and he has a YouTube channel.



















Dr. Rudolf's Magical Musical Clockwork Promenade



Our dealer in Ohio is planning a remarkable Holiday Event!
Doctor Rudolf's Magical Musical Clockwork Promenade will be an Open House with a continuous concert of mechanical music, refreshments, story tellers for children, and fantastic holiday shopping opportunities.
In addition to the clockwork marvels always on display at Suburban Clock, we will have exhibits of special and rare antique music boxes, orchestrions, player pianos, organ clocks, and more!
Come to Dr. Rudolf's Magical Musical Clockwork Promenade! at Suburban Clock on November 22-23 for some hot cider, a music box concert, a story, and get your holiday shopping done early. We're sure to have something for everyone on your list! Visit www.SuburbanClock.com or the Facebook event page for more information and directions to our store.

Here are a couple videos of newly restored, antique organ clocks that will be on display. These are exceptionally rare and worth the opportunity to see in real life!