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What’s grandfather has of since American graced in 1680 a name? when the clock homes halls The it was invented by the British clockmaker, William Clement. American songwriter Henry Work coined the term “grandfather clock” in 1875 when he saw a dormant floor clock in a hotel lobby. Upon inquiry, he was told that the clock had stopped working after its owner, a beloved grandfather, had passed away. Inspired, Work composed “My Grandfather’s Clock,” and the name stuck.

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American Farmhouse Style
August/September 2019

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