On February 15th 2014, Beth Woolsey became fifth owner of The Clock Shop, oldest daughter of David Falke the fourth owner of The Clock Shop, Beth like her father grew up in the shop at 6207 Oak Street in Brookside, learning the business at a young age mastering the skills of clock restoration. Beth's oldest son Chris 27 is now apprenticing at the shop, learning the skill as his mother has, Chris is sharpening his clockmaking skills some day becoming the sixth gereration clockmaker in the family.
David Eldon Falke
Fourth Generation Clockmaker
Dave Falke fourth generation clockmaker and Owner. Dave learned his trade from his Father Eldon Falke. Starting in the late 60's after school and summer vacations, he started full time in 1972. Through the years he mastered his Fathers trade. In 1993 he became owner. Dave also is a well-known Antique clock Appraiser. In 1996 Dave was appointed the supervisor over the restoration of the clocks at Kansas City's Union Station & furnished the complete restoration of the E Howard Lamppost clock Mechanism, running (on time) on display at Union Station. We also fully restored the Seth Thomas Tower Clock movement for Longview in Lee's Summit in 2004 and 2007.
Beth Woolsey Fifth Generation Clockmaker
Fifth Generation clockmaker and Owner
Beth started working st the shop when she was very young.
Over the years she has earned the experienceof a skilled clockmaker.
Beth is now in her 20th year here at the shop! And has become the fifth
generation owner of The Clock Shop.
Here Beth and Alan are on the job site at Longview Farm installing the four tower clock dials and clock movements.
My daughters Crystal and Cozette have worked at the shop and on job sites from time to time.
NEWS PAPER AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Kansas City Star, Oct. 1995, Interview and history of The Clock Shop
Kansas City Star, Nov 1996, the beginning of the restoration of the Union Station Clock
Kansas City Star, Jan. 1997, Interview of my retired Father about Watchmakers
Fox News, Jan. 1997 Live news broadcast and interview from the Clock shop
Kansas City Star, May 1997, Full Page add for Southwestern Bell
Kansas City Star, Sunday's Star magazine April 1998, the beginning of the restoration of the Lamp post clock for The Union Station
Kansas City Magazine, Dec. 1999 Front Cover Story, A interview about the finished restoration of the Ceiling clock at Union Station
Ingram's Magazine, June 2000, Interview of how a five generation family business runs and survives
KC Weddings Magazine, Winter Issue 2001, Front Cover Story, Beth and I get married under the Clock at The Union Station
Lee's Summit Journal, Oct. 2004, Front Page Story, The beginning of the restoration of the Longview Farm's Tower Clock movement and dials
Lee's Summit Journal, April 2007, Front Page Story, The restored Tower Clock movement