Tallcase Clock

When deciding on what type of tallcase movement to design and build I chose to make one with the characteristics I like the most. I enjoy clocks with large center-sweep seconds hands, as found on many early Pennsylvania clocks. They are much more difficult to build, but in my opinion are more beautiful and interesting. Unlike the early clocks that had all four hands (hour, minute, seconds, and calendar) mounted in the center of the dial, I prefer to have the calendar function seperate on a subsidiary dial. I feel it is easier to look at and less cluttered.The following photo essay shows the majority of steps that went into the construction of this clock. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

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The finished clock movement was entered in the 2010 NAWCC National Craft Contest and competed against other two and three train entries. There was a tie for First Place and I took Third. The case and dial were not entered because I did not personally make them.

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