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Hello everyone and welcome to Largewallclocks.net! We are glad you are visiting our site and are thinking of doing business with us. We have just added new wall clocks to our site and they are ready to ship! Here is a quick look at a few of our new large wall clocks.                                                                  As you can see, many of our new products are large, decorative wall clocks that can...

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Iconic Clock in Minneapolis City Hall

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the Largewallclocks.net blog! In one of our previous posts we discussed one of the world’s most iconic clocks, the clock in the Big Ben tower in London, England. The Big Ben clock tower features the world’s “second largest four faced chiming clock".1 The largest four faced chiming clock is found in Minneapolis City Hall, Minnesota.1 Photo of Minneapolis City Hall. Photo by Tony Webster. No changes made.  The clock in Minneapolis City Hall measures 24 feet, 6 inches.2 The faces of the clock are “18 inches wider than those of”2 the clock in the Big...

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Large Wall Clocks as Functional Decor

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Large Wall Clocks as Functional Decor

Do you think wall clocks are outdated and have no role to play in the home or office? Cell phones, laptops, and tablets have made it easy to check the time, but they haven’t made wall clocks obsolete. Wall clocks still serve a purpose in any home or office setting! Large wall clocks still have a purpose in homes and offices because they serve as functional décor that allow you to easily tell the time while adding visual interest and décor to any room. Many of the large wall clocks that we sell on our site are colorful and eye-catching....

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Augustus Pugin- Designer of Big Ben

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Welcome back to the Largewallclocks.net blog! We recently published a post on the Big Ben clock tower in London, England and in that post we mentioned that Augustus Pugin was the designer of the clock tower. We decided to dedicate a blog post to this famous and influential architect and designer. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was born on March 1, 1812 and died on September 14, 1852.1 Pugin “was an English architect, designer, artist, and critic”.1 He learned how to draw from his father, Auguste Pugin, who published influential volumes on Gothic architecture.1 Augustus Pugin (the son) is notable for...

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Big Ben Clock Tower

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Hello everyone! This is the first blog post on our new blog series that covers iconic and famous clocks from around the world. This post will outline the history of the iconic Big Ben clock tower in London, England. Big Ben is actually a nickname for the Great Bell of the clock tower located at the northern portion of the Palace of Westminster in London, England.1 However, the Big Ben nickname is also used to reference the clock tower itself.1 The clock in Big Ben is the world’s “second largest four faced chiming clock".1 In contrast, the world’s largest four...

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