I had someone online tell me a few months ago that we (Americans? People with money? Conceited jerks?) don’t need to know how to make things anymore because we can just buy them new. Ahem… unfriended! Think of a parent … Continue reading Making vs Buying, and more about Lori’s Clock
Checklist: One clock case One clock movement (85 years old, missing pieces) Two 12V DC 60 RPM motors Two circuits for adjusting motor speed 8 or 9 types of battery packs, each rated around 12V with various current ratings And … Continue reading Lori’s Clock: Part 2
I’ve been needing a naming convention for the clocks I work on, and I’ve finally settled on the storm method. I danced around using the Greek Alphabet (alpha, beta, gamma, …) or the NATO phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, …) … Continue reading Amelia Cuckoo
Very little is known about Irenus Atkins, but what we do know is that he had vision. Plenty of vision, in fact. He had so much vision that after declaring personal bankruptcy and going out of business multiple times, he … Continue reading Date Night: Irenus Atkins
The night is young and so is my creation. Dare I, though? I have come into the ownership of (most of) a 1980 Hermle 341-020 clock movement and it’s so shiny and pretty and wonderful and there’s just one tiny … Continue reading Young Frankenclock
It may have predated Top 40, but it was still a hit. In 1876 Henry Clay Work would have topped any chart (if they existed) with “My Grandfather’s Clock“, a moving song about a clock that ticks faithfully until the … Continue reading My Grandfather’s (or Grandmother’s) Clock
For weeks I’ve been tracing this Ansonia clock over message boards and under private collections, through hoops of silver, brass, pewter, gold, and steel. I’m happy to report that I caught that wascally wabbit and will soon be cooking him … Continue reading Knight in Kind-of Shining, Possibly Gilt, Armor
Have you taken the time to thank your great-great-grandparents today? Perhaps you should. My wonderful Aunt Julie volunteered her clock to this week’s date night, inherited from her mother (my grandmother), and to my grandmother presumably from her grandparents in … Continue reading Date Night Week 2: Thank you Great-Great-Grandparents!
What is Date Night? If you haven’t read the About Date Night page, here’s a quick description: Date Night is the one night of a week where I date (i.e. determine the age of) anyone else’s clock, as well as researching … Continue reading Date Night Week 1: Gilbert
You guys rock for following my blog! To celebrate this momentous occasion I decided to take pictures of some of the beautiful clocks that my dad has collected throughout his lifetime. One of the main reasons I do what I … Continue reading 10 Followers! Woohoo!
Join me in the fight against internet cheats! Continue reading Swindled! Hoaxed! Bamboozled!
What are clock keys? I’m sure you’ve seen the type shown in the featured image above. Above is a size 1 key, meaning that it is meant for a 2.50 mm sided shaft. If you are like me and work … Continue reading A Word About Keys