Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #3: A little insight into the design of my clock

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Blog entry by MrToolHunter posted 03-11-2015 05:48 PM 647 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Shop Clock Design Challenges Part 3 of Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" series Part 4: This week's clockmaking update is short and sweet. »

I mentioned in the video from by previous post that my plan is to build a large clock, somewhat inspired by a tower clock that I once help to repair. That clock was in the tower of the Lebanon, Ohio City Hall building and though that experience was over 25 years ago it is still a high point of my horological career.

I also mentioned that in 1982 when I was in school at Gem City College School of Horology I read an article about a “Mystery Clock” that was on display in the window of a retail store prior to the year 1900. Thanks to Google Books I was able to locate that article, which I’ve reproduced here. This concept should help to overcome the challenge brought on by the fact that even high-torque quartz movements are going to be underpowered for the size hands I have planned for my clock. More to come.

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