Baron Ferdinand Rothschild possesseS an old "grandfather's cloek" that originally oost over L80,000. The mechanism records the day of the week, inouth of the year, ihe. plmses of the moou aud strikes each hour. The quartera are chimed with a different bell, and (a rare thing with tliese cloeks) it lias i second hand. The case was made hy Wertheimer and stands J4 f eet high. It was orighially the property of Loui.s XVI.