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What is linen?
What is Linen? - Linen is nothing but a natural fabric that is extracted from flax plants. The finest linen comes from the flax fields of Europe due to the rich soil and optimal temperature. Linen fabrics are more absorbent and heavier than cotton. They are also about 30% stronger and are quite durable. The material may feel crisp at first, but with time and use, they turn soft and subtle to the touch. If you are searching for a more breathable option than cotton for the summer, look no further than a linen shirt!
on Aug 17, 2020
I have a Tempus Fugit grandfather clock - it is chain driven. How can I stop the chimes at night only without stopping the time.
Tempus Fugit isn't a brand but is a little bit of whimsy from a manufacturer who might have produced the clock from generic bought-in parts which is pretty much what folk have been doing all along.
The clock movement would be produced by one company or individual and it would be placed in a cabinet made by somebody else. Traditionally the face or dial would be another mass-produced item that would be engraved with the name of the supplying jeweller or clock maker.
Tempus Fugit or "Time Flies" would seem to be an alternative or an addition to the name of the retailer. Your clock movement might be good quality or not so good and you would need an experienced horologist to give an opinion. Some clock movements have a lever to stop the chimes for night-time. A quality movement would have a lever that will stop the chimes and the quarter hour striking and reduce the volume of the hour strike, unfortunately the lever is often out of sight and you need to move it blind - if there is a lever.
Alternatively a felt sock over the striker - if you can reach it...
on Aug 17, 2020
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