Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Rocking Clock

the clock pendulates, the pendulum stands still
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Giving new meaning to the term "clock movement", this timepiece would look best on the wall but could also be mounted on a stand on the mantle or on the floor, constructed as a grandfather clock. Precisely weighted and balanced, the clock would swing back and forth on a central axel, driving its conventional clockwork. The pendulum and weights would hang from the same point but be motionless.
FarmerJohn, Oct 14 2002

rocking image http://www.geocitie...e/rockingclock.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

aint the internet wonderful... http://www.guinntiq...com/festival_clock/
my guinness clock [po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       a tribute to Bill Haley.
po, Nov 10 2002
  

       I think the effect would be even cooler if the hour hand stayed stationary and the clock face rotated.
bookworm, Nov 10 2002
  

       when I was a child there was a Guinness clock that went off every 1/4 hour with all sorts of wonderful embellishments. I doubt if I could find a link though. I drove my parents mad, with my wanting to go back every time.
po, Nov 10 2002
  

       If I understand you correctly, I've seen an antique one of these.
DrCurry, Nov 10 2002
  

       So, if you didn't understand him correctly then you never did see one of the antique things that you saw? Weird.
bristolz, Nov 10 2002
  

       [Doc], there are a bunch of neat old pendulum clocks, and even some modern ones, where the whole shebang (technical term) swings. (_!_) Now all they gotta do is figure out a way to hold the pendulum still, and VIOLA!
... rockin' clocks. (Or is that "voila"?)
Amos Kito, Nov 10 2002
  
      
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