With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Happy New Year Greetings and a Atmos Clock for Show & Tell

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Greetings and a Atmos Clock for Show & Tell

My father-in-law worked for the Campbell Soup Company for 42 years. He received this beautiful Swiss made LeCoultre clock in recognition of his first 25 years of service.

It is unique in that it is an atmospheric, almost perpetual clock that does not need to be wound and gets the energy it needs to run from small temperature changes and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment. It is manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre in Switzerland
From Wikipedia: Its power source is a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gas and liquid ethyl chloride, which expands into an expansion chamber as the temperature rises, compressing a spiral spring; with a fall in temperature the gas condenses and the spring slackens. This motion constantly winds the mainspring. A temperature variation of only one degree in the range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius, or a pressure variation of 3 mmHg, is sufficient for two days' operation
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3
Sending Wishes for a very Happy New Year!
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 ~*~
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13Stop by Cindy's My Romantic Home for more Show & Tell Friday posts.


Diann said...

Hi and Happy New Year to you and your family!

What a beautiful clock and a wonderful treasure!

Mildred said...

Such a pretty clock. Happy New Year Lorraine!

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! Now that is one kind of clock I could use...those wind-up clocks I've always had the pleasure of winding them too tightly and not working at all.......

My show n tell is just catching up more or less, from the 2 week bloggin' hiatus. HERE

HAPPY 2010!!

Tara said...

Beautiful clock. Great conversation piece I bet. Love the scriptures too! "Seasons" has been my word from God for a couple of years now. Usually he gives me a word to ponder on each year, but this word has stuck with me for the past 2. Not sure what word God is going to reveal to me in 2010.
So glad I met you through blogging in 2009. You are truly a blessing. God Bless in 2010.
Hugs from Texas.

The Tablescaper said...

Happy New Year. What a beautiful clock and great history.

- The Tablescaper

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

Wow, that clock is really neat and very pretty!

Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed New Year!


Snippety Gibbet said...

That's a great clock! On the A&E show "Pawn Stars" they had someone bring in that exact clock. I was in great envy! Beware though, the guy on there said you don't want to move it to dust or rearrange or anything. They're so sensitive, moving it just a little could be really bad news.

Happy new year to you friend! jan

Kelee Katillac said...

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Thank-you for the lovely post and lyrics! Such nice ideas to start the new year! Stop by...

love, kelee

ceekay said...

Never knew of that type of clock. How nice that you have it. I love clocks....never can have too many!

Lisa said...

Blessing to you in the New Year. The clock is absolutely beautiful.

Moms For Morality said...

What a Beautiful clock! I love the scriptures too, poetic and very truthful. Happy New Years and Thanks for sharing

BECKY said...

Happy New Year to you, gal! May it be full of all of God's best for you and your family!!

This clock is awesome! They should all be made like this!!

Love your mosaic on the previous post, and the verses you have posted here. Thank you for sharing them!

Blessings and hugs,

Cindy said...

What a great clock you have inherited, I have never heard of such a thing. Thanks for showing us! Hugs, Cindy S

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful clock with wonderful history. Happy New Year..hugs ~lynne~

Kathy said...

A beautiful post and a great clock!
Happy New Year...Kathy

Abounding Treasures said...

I am very partial to clocks and this one is a real treasure and so unique!!

Happy New Year to you and yours :o)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a wonderful clock and it's so nice that it has been passed down! I chose a mantle clock as my 5 year anniversary gift from my company. I hope my kids will someday want it. Now my kids hate that it chimes all the time but I love that!

Lucille Greyson said...

I agree. That's a very beautiful clock! here's my new year greetings message for you. May you find your happiness in everything you do. Keep posting as we enjoy reading them as much as you making them. Happy new year!


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