Black and White 15- Tick Tock

black and white photo of author's clock


I have this clock in my study. It never keeps the correct time, but I love how it sounds. I have to remember to wind it up every day. I was at a jumble sale and saw it sitting amongst tea pots, knitting needles, and an odd assortment of buttons. I hesitated, as I thought, gosh that will be heavy to slog back on the train. I was hesitant as it was for sale for fifteen pounds and a cup of tea.  You can’t imagine my surprise when I picked it up to find it as light as a feather! This clock, black and white #15- is made out of wood! No wonder the sound is so rich. But friends have also learned the hard way…not to pay attention to the time on the clock! It runs on its own version of time! Never on time!

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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3 Responses to Black and White 15- Tick Tock

  1. y. prior says:

    you have good taste!

    • Thanks Prior! I got this at a church jumble sale. I could not believe my eyes when the tag read £20 plus a cup of tea. These clocks usually go for a small fortune! Then of course the mystery was solved. It was a Victorian Poor Man’s Clock! Made out of very light wood! I had to have it and buy the chap selling it a cup of tea from the canteen! 🙂

      • y. prior says:

        pretty interesting that they had a poor man’s clock (and that a cup of tea was part of the price – very fun!) – and well, I really learn so many little factoids over here at SSN!

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