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Apprentice Restoration of 17th Century Clock

April 8, 2024 Uncategorized

Our team of apprentice clockmakers have been guided by Turret Clock expert Andy Burdon through the various stages of restoration, taking on centuries-old clockmaking knowledge and techniques. They’ve learned the intricacies of repairing delicate mechanisms, from the Frame to the Wheel Arbor, the Winding Handle and the Double Three-Legged Gravity Escapement. Video: Here Andy Burdon gives an overview of the work carried out by the apprentice team under his guidance on the St Peter’s Church Clock, Bishops Waltham.   Working on the clock with Andy Burdon, apprentices: Mitch Eaton Brandon Litchfield Ethan Burnett This unique project is a testament to…

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Iconic Cardiff Clock Restored

April 3, 2024 Uncategorized

The iconic Potts of Leeds Clock, originally gracing the Bute Docks Building (known as “The Pierhead Clock”) and more recently standing at home on St Mary’s Street, has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment by our team of clockmakers at Smith of Derby. Removed in 1973 and later acquired by Cardiff City Council, the clock embarked on a journey that saw it travel across the Atlantic and back before finally returning to the city in 2005.  At Smith of Derby Clockmakers we were entrusted with the task of bringing the clock back to life in 2010, and across recent months have undertaken…

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