Thank you, viewers and subscribers. It is always a thrill to reach a milestone. Six years ago I attended a WordPress workshop and after the instructor assisted us in setting up a rudimentary site, I thought, I can do this. I can talk about clocks! WordPress 101 certainly made it sound so easy but it … More Over 108,000 views so far this year – thank you
Ah, the holiday season is upon us, what to buy? Are you are looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member. An antique clock may not be anything you have ever considered but wouldn’t it make a terrific gift. And, it’s timely! If you know a little about antique or vintage clocks … More Looking for that unique gift – how about an antique or vintage mechanical clock?
An ogee clock is so-called because it is a 19th century U.S. shelf clock with a distinctive S-curve (convex above and concave below) molding. 30-hour ogee clocks were very popular from the early 1840s to as late as the 1890s, a good run for a distinctive style of clock. Before the days of the Internet, … More Circa 1845 Chauncey Jerome Ogee Clock
Every clock enthusiast has their own way of doing things and each has a different approach to clock restoration. Am I different? Not really, but I have put some thoughts to paper that you might find interesting. Like everyone I started out knowing virtually nothing about clock restoration but learned as I went. As I … More My Approach to Clock Restoration
Let me say that I am not a huge fan of clocks with steel plates. Although most have brass bushing inserts punched into the steel, I am always fearful that there is not enough brass in the insert to prevent cutting into the steel plate and ruining a cutter. But in this case, my worries … More Gilbert mantel clock movement servicing
There are basically three types of banjo clocks with mechanical movements. Those with lever escapements which are usually in the $75 to $100 range, spring-driven ones that are generally $100 to around $300 and up but weight-driven banjo clocks occupy the upper end of the range and are normally between $300-$500 in fair condition and … More Restoration work on a 181 year old weight driven banjo clock
One week before the time change in Canada there were many reports of people waking up late because their phone switched to Eastern time – Quebec and Ontario, so if your phone told you it was 5am, it was really 6am. Bell Canada blamed this on a software glitch but it is a further reminder … More Daylight savings time – a scourge on us all
What is ideal is one clock stand for servicing and testing all clock movements but unfortunately, there are so many different types and styles of movements that one size does not fit all. I have written an article or two on test stands in the past but consolidating all my testing stands into one article … More Clock testing stands for most purposes.