Yesterday hubby and I took our clock into a antique clock restoration store. The owner has a sterling reputation and we eagerly anticipated getting it back in working order, chimes and all.
When we walked in I told the owner that the clock had died and I wanted to get an estimate on fixing the problem. He proceeded to tell me that I should be so thankful it died and that if I knew anyone with a similar clock I should go over and unplug theirs. Although this clock was made in 1925, it was mass produced by General Electric and referred to as a "disposable"clock intended to last only about 20 years and then we thrown out. It is not the quality that I thought it was. In order to get it fixed, we'd have to install a battery operated clock and if we wanted chimes then an audio player of Westminster chimes. He would also have to drill holes in the bottom for the audio. We told him thank you very much but we'll keep it for sentimental reasons. Although it wasn't worth anything in value it certainly is worth its weight in gold in memories. Family dinners around our dining room table and the sentimental worth by our parents and my older sister. I am amazed and so very thankful that there weren't any homes that burnt down because of it~until 1 year ago it also told time and gave us beautiful music.
So now it will sit where it is and bring a smile to our face. If anyone out there has a similar clock with General Electric tags on the back you may want to seriously think about unplugging it for the safety of your family.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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