December 1, 2008

Grandmother Clock

Charlene has had this grandmother clock for thirty-four years and it hasn't chimed or kept time in twenty. A clock enthusiast friend came over tonight to take a look at it and after some cajoling, he got it chiming and tick-tocking again just in time for the Christmas season. This is a video of the clock guts exposed (maybe not for the faint of heart) while chiming.

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4 comments:

  1. If it strikes thirteen go for the 3 in 1 oil!

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  2. It has a wonderful sound and will be so festive for the holidays! I have an old kitchen shelf clock that was my gg grandmothers'. It still keeps perfect time, but we keep the ugly chimes off. They sound like a loud broken spring!

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  3. It sounds like a musical instrument! I'm glad you got it to work again. I love old handmade clocks.

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  4. Isn't it just fascinating how they work, I can't help but wonder, how all those centuries ago, someone invented this in their head, then on paper, then they made the real deal....so clever!!
    Thanks for the vid :)

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