Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Time Museum

Passing through Jefferson, Texas, recently, I stopped in to tour the Museum of Measurement and Time. It featured more than 500 clocks, but not only clocks but old phones, maps, typewriters, record players and even old computers.

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There were clocks of all kinds. 

Ornate Clocks

Wall clocks, mantle clocks...

Novelty clocks...

Grandfather clocks, specialty clocks...

Seth Thomas clocks, as well as Avon Collectible Cologne Bottles, more than a hundred salt and pepper shaker sets...

The owner is a retired surveyor, so there were a lot of surveying instruments, antique rods and chains all the way up to laser sighting devices. Plus a great collection of old maps. 

This Planters Clock not only told you the time, but also the best dates to plant certain type of vegetables.

A fine selection of old Victrolas...

Hand grinder organs and cylinder music boxes...

Beautiful sounding disk music boxes...

Even old novelty phones and early computer systems

A classic wall phone

Other old phones

Admission to the museum is free of charge, and the owner and his wife Johnny and Edith Ingram give you a personally guided tour, explaining the various types of clocks, even making one or two strike the hour so you can hear the chimes. 

He was especially proud of one clock that kept track of not only the time, but also the months and the dates of the month as well as the days of the week. 

All in all, it was a great tour of time pieces dating back to far before the turn of the 20th century.  

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Abita Springs/Mandeville Property Flowers and Trees

This is a video I made showing the azaleas, magnolias, and blueberry bushes on our property between Abita Springs and Mandeville. Thinking about putting the nearly two acres up for sale. 

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Once it is playing, click on the brackets  [ ] in the bottom right corner to see it full screen.