Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2019

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Winter 2019 77 A time machine for the ages The craftsmen at Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Switzerland-based luxury watch and clock maker, call it "the breath of invention," and so it is, this Atmos model first manufactured in 1928. Today, a prime example can be found at Clocktiques, itself a treasure trove of clocks large and small in Wake Forest. "It's a self-winding clock. … All it takes is temperature change," said Rick Richardson, who opened the place with his wife, Crystal, back in 2006. To be sure, the Atmos has an air of inventiveness about it. "Within a sealed capsule, a mixture of gases expands and contracts with each temperature change," the manufacturer says. "Thus, the mechanism winds naturally, without any human intervention." Thinking of gifting one to a loved you? You'd be in good company. The Swiss clocks have landed on the desks of such luminaries as Sir Winston Churchill, General Charles De Gaulle, actor Charlie Chaplin, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, and Pope John Paul II. For the truly pampered pooch This is not a run-of-the-mill dog bed. In fact, it's a linen and burlap model with a pedigree all its own, being found at a place more accustomed to sofas, arm chairs, and beds for the two-legged set. So here, it's a stand out, something for the canine that doesn't quite have everything. "We're a pet-friendly store," Nellie Carroll, one of the owners, said of the item just inside the front doors of Whitley Furniture Galleries in downtown Zebulon. "People love it!" One afternoon, it was occupied by a model — of the porcelain variety anyway. The family-run and recently remodeled Whitley Galleries, which actually cover a city block, have been "A North Carolina Tradition" since 1909. Here, there are one-of-a-kind accent pieces and specialty items, well, such as the dog bed. Still, it's not for just any dog it turns out, including Nellie Carroll's Labrador, Weber. "He's a little big for that," she said. PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ

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