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Night Watchman Nutcracker ES1832

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In the years before the dawn of the 20th century, the Night Watchman was one of the many citizens responsible for the safety of the inhabitants of the walled fortified cities across Europe. The citizens who slept soundly at night trusted the Night Watchman to keep the streets inside the high stonewalls safe, but his job was dangerous because he had to guard the city at night like a policeman.

Night Watchman Nutcracker ES1832

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In the years before the dawn of the 20th century, the Night Watchman was one of the many citizens responsible for the safety of the inhabitants of the walled fortified cities across Europe. The citizens who slept soundly at night trusted the Night Watchman to keep the streets inside the high stonewalls safe, but his job was dangerous because he had to guard the city at night like a policeman.                       

The Night Watchman made his rounds from nine in the evening until three in the morning, relying on the town hall clock to tell him when to sing his “Hour Song”, which reminded the people who slumbered safe in their homes that all was well in the city.                       

The Night Watchman’s horn or bell warned the citizens of fire, the worst possible disaster that could strike a city in the days before fire hydrants. Keeping watch over the city, lighting the lanterns and announcing the hours in the still of the night were the duties of the Night Watchman. These men patrolled cities across Europe up to the year 1920 and remain a memorable part of the historical development of towns and villages.

Product Specifications:

  • Item number ES1832
  • Size: 17" tall
  • Introduced in 2002
  • 7th in Collectors Club Series
  • Decorative Night Watchman Nutcracker
  • The perfect gift for security enthusiasts

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