About Time Clock Restoration

About Time Clock Restoration

Plainville, CT Library Wall Clock Project

The library needed a clock above the check out area and wanted it to be as accurate and dependable as the new tower clock, and reading room clocks that we installed years ago. The dial, with 1930s era glass and bronze numerals, is one of the originals that was used in the library's clock tower.

An Electric Time clock movement was installed, the same manufacturer who made the tower clock, reading room movements, and clock controller. We then disassembled the numerals and minute markers, cleaned the dial, and polished all the bronze components. We used the original hands with new hubs to attach them to the modern movement. The wood case was built using finger joints, for strength, - this is a very heavy clock - and reassembled and installed.

It's a great reuse of a piece of the library's history - and looks great too.