Secrets of Colorado: Go inside the Daniels and Fisher Clocktower on the 16th...
“It’s so dramatic with the clock faces on all the walls,” said Holly Kylberg, owner of Clocktower Events. She rents the upper floors for parties and events for two to 150 people. He wanted the tower to resemble the famous tower in the plaza of St. Mark in Venice. He wanted to show the world that a department store could be a thing of loveliness” and he wanted his tower to be a “monument by which Denver shall be known.
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Holding the hands of time - Stowe Today
Stephen Cowdell is a horologist, someone skilled in the art and science of measuring time, and fixing the tools that do it. His own hands have the roughness of a mechanic, the dexterity of a surgeon, the strength of a guitarist. On a recent blustery winter day, Cowdell was replacing a gearbox for the southward clock face, which had been busted for the prior several months, and placing the hour and minute hands back on the face. He’s been taking these steps in this church for years, part of his semiannual ritual of checking on the clock’s moving parts. Bristol is probably best known these days as the headquarters of ESPN, which in its own way changed the idea of time by becoming the first 24-hour sports channel. Cowdell said his company is one of several small businesses dotting Bristol and its environs that are able to stay open both because of the horological secrets passed down through generations of clockmakers and time-minders, and because countless... “One clockmaker claimed that, with proper care, his clocks could last 300 to 500 years,” Cowdell said. Much of what Bristol manufactured in the 1900s is still in clock towers and on mantelpieces all over the country.
Keeping time - Chico News & Review
Far from a bent and bearded old man, Niess, a traditionally trained clock- and watchmaker, is only about halfway to 80, the age he (only part jokingly) declares is the mean in his industry. He began his first apprenticeship before he was a teenager, under the tutelage of a retired physics professor who helped make the atom bomb, and fixed his first clock for a client at the age of 14. He is among only a handful of people in the world... One of Niess’ latest projects was restoring what he believes to be Chico’s first major clock, a huge, handcrafted, ultra-precise regulator that set the time by which early residents went about their daily lives, and was believed to be lost or... To aid in restoring the long-neglected timepiece to its 19th century glory, Niess chose an unlikely bunch of assistants—a group of Hooker Oak Elementary School students—to tag along on his latest journey through time, to the dusty streets of...