Ramblings of a clock maker

Safely drilling brass

Brass is a fantastic metal to work with, it machines, files and cuts easily and it can be polished to a mirror finish for the highest grade of clock making.  However, to the uninitiated engineer there is a hidden peril to working with this metal: drilling it! If you’ve even taken a standard twist drillContinue reading “Safely drilling brass”

Lenzkirch clock service

I’ve recently completed a restoration and service of a Lenkirch bracket clock. Lenzkirch clocks from the town of Lenzkirch in the Black Forrest region of Germany were made between 1851 to 1929. The company was originally founded by Eduard Hauser whose company established a reputation of making reliable clocks with outstanding craftsmanship. The clock IContinue reading “Lenzkirch clock service”

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