What's Ticking at the Frick
Together with the clock movement came the invention of the striking train, so that in daylight or in darkness anyone within earshot could determine the time, without seeing the clock, by the chiming of the hour, and subsequently of the quarter hours ...
August 27, 2013
Eva Chen: What I Read
So usually the alarm clock will go off, I'll listen to the crazy melody that's playing, and then I'll turn it off. The first thing I look at is Twitter, which I also get the Wall Street Journal on the weekends, because I love the WSJ magazine. I ...
January 7, 2014
Pa. clockmaker restores family heirlooms
Clocks serenade him as he works at his scarred bench, restoring and repairing wooden cases and intricate brass movements, at peace. Not everyone would hear the harmony of steady ticking punctuated by chimes and cuckoos, but the owner of Steiger ...
March 8, 2014
How to Make a Clock Run for 10000 Years
The clock, with massive metal gears, a huge stone weight, and a precise, titanium escapement inside a protective quartz box, will go deep into the shaft. A few years from now, the makers will set it in motion. . 1999 and now stands in the Science ...
June 23, 2011
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October 13, 2014
Use wall clocks to enhance home decor
Another kind of wall-clock that you can consider are those that come equipped with front-opening beveled glass doors, polished brass lyre pendulums, and are quartz-driven. These clocks are generally key-wound with chime silence options. Some of the ...
April 13, 2013
Time is running out for Canada's last watchmaking school
The last surviving watchmaking school in Canada is a cacophonous testament to the march of time. Cuckoo clocks trill. Grandfather clocks chime. Stout-faced wall clocks mark the passing seconds a tick at a time. It seems like a cruel irony, but this ...
November 2, 2012
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Cuckoo clocks trill. Grandfather clocks chime. Stout-faced wall clocks mark the passing seconds a tick at a time. “We’re the last ones, from coast-to-coast,” said Robert Plourde, a veteran teacher at the school. In 1946, the Trois-Rivières school opened its doors to service men from the Second World War, offering wounded and war-scarred men a skill and a new life. The diploma belonging to one of them still hangs on the school wall, a framed and yellowing witness to postwar promise. Today, clocks glow from cellphones and microwave ovens, and watchmakers have the same fading aura as milkmen and telegraph operators. Last June, a committee of the Quebec education department that examined the Trois-Rivières trade school concluded that with declining enrollment and only 10 to 15 students yearly, the watchmaking program should be abolished. The advent of quartz-regulated, battered-operated watches in the 1970s was seen as the death knell of mechanical movements. schools in Montreal and Toronto closed in 1988. The U. S. had 44 schools in the 1970s. today it has eight, according to the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute.
Now, tick follows tock and the clock's pendulum lazily swings in time. In an age when people think nothing of throwing away broken clocks, Christo, 69, is one of a dying breed of clockmakers working in a profession known as horology, whose practitioners have dwindled to just a few thousand across the United States. Christo spends his days adjusting intricate cogs and gears or replacing worn bearings and springs -- whatever it takes to bring the wind-up clocks he loves back to life. "When you hear it nice and even, that means the clock is in beat," said Christo, both a clockmaker and repairman. Customers bring clocks to Christo's South Manatee workshop from as far away as Hillsborough County. With each clock comes a story: grandfather clocks that their owners remember their fathers winding every day. The grandfather clock that Bradenton resident Harry Kline brought to Christo for servicing was a Christmas present for his wife 31 years ago. But some clock aficionados fear that someday, when experts such as Christo are gone, it may become almost impossible to get mechanical timepieces fixed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which lumps clockmakers with watch and camera repairers, recorded as many as 50,000 in the United States in the 1950s. But the introduction of quartz-movement clocks in the 1970s heralded the decline of the profession. Cheap clocks powered by batteries or electrical outlets were cheaper to replace than repair.
Duke senior reflects on building ‘Harry Potter’ Weasley clock replica
It was a massive place—I nearly got lost in it—with just incredible amounts of clutter and twisting turns, and in this back corner, I found this unpriced clock and it was falling apart, its pendulum was ... clock] plugs into a wall for power.
February 25, 2016
Time Transfer in Networked Systems
In the 1860s Giovanni Caselli invented the Pantelegraph (a fax) that used a pendulum ... to the canyon wall. Likewise, if Node 2 asks Node 1 to “reflect” a ping command, then Node 2 can measure ΔT and thereby adjust its Clock 2 value from step 1.
February 16, 2016
2 rare Chinese animated bracket clocks expected to chime on time at Fontaine's next big auction
Returning to clocks, a mahogany one-year Biedermeier Laterndluhr wall regulator with signed 9-inch porcelain ... gilt hands with counter balance and small mystery escapement and pendulum (est. $10,000-$15,000); and a large French mystery swinger clock ...
February 14, 2016
Chiming Wall Clock - American Made
Key-wound SLIGH Chiming Wall Clock: quality American made 8-day clock with pendulum; Westminister Chime (true chimes, not electric) with on-off lever. E.C. Dimensions: 30"H x 13"W x 6"D. Valued at $500, asking $290.
February 12, 2016
Wall Clocks Suppliers
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February 19, 2016
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January 3, 2016
Harvest Cherry Finish, Triple-Chime Harmonic Movement, 635-157 Mallory Howard Miller Mantel Clock
This traditional wooden mantel clock features a turned finial and seeded glass in the lower door. The dial is off-white with Roman numerals and filigree hands. Quartz, triple-chime Harmonic movement plays Westminster, Ave Maria, or Bim-Bam chimes ...
January 3, 2016