Tuesday, July 13, 2010

things of another time ~ humphrey family heirlooms

finally! Here are more of my grandfather's & great grandfather's pocket watches back from the repair shop. I love them all. They are all so different! The two gold ones were my great grandfather's that he gave to my grandfather just before he died. The silver Waltham I found in a kitchen drawer when cleaning out my grandfather's house (sadly I will never know the story of it's history). Of course there is still my favorite the radium painted pocket watch that I have blogged about in the past.


There is still one in the repair shop that my brother inherited. It's the oldest. My grandfather would slowly pull it out of the secretary he built (page 13), carefully take it out of it's glass dome & tell me it's story.....every time I visited! So I know it well and will share it when it is repaired!
{view them all on flickr}

4 comments:

  1. Ah, I love them. Beautiful sounds they make, too.

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  2. yes! they do make the best sounds....and the sounds get my cats all worked up! a little bonus!

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  3. those watches are classic. i wish my grandfather had something like it too. :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  4. I have a few old pocket watches I have had for many years . One 107 years old still going strong .

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