F.W. Elliott Ltd History
F. W. Elliott of London clocks range from the timepiece Elliott clocks, through strike Elliott clocks to full Westminster and Whittington chiming Elliott clocks. Each Elliott clock has been hand made to a high specification and has an eight-day mechanical movement, making them one of the best clocks in the world.
Golden Rules For Collectors
You do not have to be a squirrel to be a collector, but it would probably help. Every collector is an individual and thus each collection is unique. Because of this is therefore not possible to give a definitive set of rules for collecting but at Rarity4u we have produced a general guideline to assist all collectors of all ages.
So You Want To Be A Collector
Squirrels collect and store during the summer when food is plentiful, to help them through the long winter when food is more difficult to find. Similarly with collectors, they look for pieces in times of plenty, so they can admire and enjoy their collection during the difficult times when time, money, space and suitable pieces are hard to find.
Baby boomers and the younger generations are nostalgically collecting Tupperware, since they remember their mothers and grandmothers using the items in their kitchens or selling the products as Tupperware Parties.
A Guide to British Pub Culture
The British pub is an institution, and a way of life. Pubs are places to go, to socialise, relax and have a drink. If you want to learn something about British culture, then the pub is as good a place to start as any other because pub culture is an integral part of British life.
British Food Myths
It is often said that the British cuisine is the worst in Europe if not the world. This reputation is due to the supposed poor food, lack of imagination, stodgy puddings, and weak tea. Wartime rationing and lack of supplies certainly played a significant role in developing this reputation but like most things, change has taken place over the ensuing years but the reputation once gained, is not so easy to change.
Collecting Brass & Copper
Traditionally country antique dealers stocked a good selection of brass and copper articles. In London alone there are shops given over almost exclusively to them. And yet at present, unless an article can be proved to be of earlier date than 1600 it is unlikely to have very great value. So you could start collecting brass and copper now quite easily and perhaps your heirs will ultimately reap the benefit.
Metal Polishing Myths
What is good metal polishing practice?
Is it true that the metal polishing industry deliberately perpetuates some of the myths and bad practices? In some cases perhaps, whilst in other cases it may just be common errors of judgement.
It is now possible to discover why brass and copper crack and why some polishes will deteriorate by themselves in good environments.
All will be explained so be ready to see some interesting facts.
Groom Stick is a registered trade mark of Picreator Enterprises Ltd and is a novel form of natural rubber with specific properties combining to create a surface dry-cleaner of high efficiency. The rubber’s natural structure has been modified to make it permanently soft, kneadable and strongly tacky. Moisture, solvents and chemical additives have been excluded. As a non-abrasive, non-staining cleaner with diversified uses including paper, library materials, archival paper to various metals and more.