In the business of antiques and collectibles, we delight in the changes that occur in day-to-day living. Styles change; inventions bring new delights; politics and war change everything. A collection of human activity across time is not only interesting but gives insight into our people-ness.
The actual keeping of time is a relatively new activity for humans. Used to be “get up with the sun”, ”Go to bed with the sun”. As people were able to travel quicker and communicate over distances, clocks were invented that would keep proper “time”. That is, in discreet artificial timezones. Now there are clocks and other time keeping devices all over our homes and workplaces. Some are utilitarian but some are also meant to be decorative.
And now – here comes Daylight Savings Time this weekend! Get ready to spin hands, flip numbers, or check to see if the automatic update actually worked properly!