Margaret has been working on clocks since June of 2016. This devotion has withstood the test of time, i.e. she was still interested on Day 2, which surprised everyone including Margaret. For some reason she is still interested in clocks today. If she found meaning in something more mundane then she might escape the dry and chemical-smelling hands, the red lines across her forehead from wearing her headlamp, and the drop in her bank account as she once again browses anything listed on eBay “for parts or repair”. Sadly, clocks seem to be her calling.
Clocks, or “Legos but cooler,” as Margaret calls them, have a certain mysticism about them. There is the image perpetrated by pop culture that antique clock repair is for the most meticulous and patient among us (Skylar, anyone?). Margaret is neither of those things, but she makes up for it in stubbornness. When not working on mechanical clocks she can be found eating french toast in a local diner, at work at the bakery where she is employed, or watching baseball. She has worked as a TA, a tutor, a telemarketer, a railroad inspector, a barista, and more. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. She is not a dog person or a cat person. Instead she has a pet tortoise named Jude who loves long walks, eating weeds, and escaping from his pen.
Margaret can be reached in the Contact section of this website. She is not an expert on clock appraisal but she has been teaching herself what she can, and is slowly amassing a great deal of unusual knowledge on the subject. She cannot fix your clock via Skype, but she may be able to take a look at it in person. She suspects that clock repair will be a field in which one never stops learning new things, which is one reason she is so enamored of it. She would be happy to answer questions you have about clocks, life, coffee, or the woeful state of STEM education.