The Old Rusted Lamppost Mechanism The old rusted works took over 18 months of restoration,four pinion gears were replaced, and remade in bronze, to out last the old ones.
Disassembled Clock Mechanism The rusted clock works disassembled ready to begin Restoration, the two dials are from the movie Kansas City, when they made the moive the Lamppost clock did not have any clock faces, so they had these made up, I took them off when I removed the old works.
Restored Clock Mechanism After alot of research of what this clock works looked like when it was new in the 1880's. We were able to reproduce the hunter green, and the black & Gold pin striping.
Restored Clock Mechanism All the brass parts were polished and lacqered, the base board and pendulum stick were refinished it a rich cherry finish.
The Original Weight & Pendulum The Clock is powered by a 180lb. lead weight, on a pulley and cable system. it has a 42in. pendulum that weighs 30lb.The weight descends through a five foot stand, the weight lowers with every tick of the clock. It takes five and one half days for the weight to reach the bottom of the stand, with a crank the weight is brouhgt back to the top.
On Display at The Union Station The Restored clock mechanism back at Home in the Station. The clock has a driveshaft that has swivel joints on each end, it connects the clock to the two 24in. clock dials. When the clock was in the Lamppost the driveshaft was about eight feet long, now it is about 30in. the driveshaft goes up to what is called the dial cluster gears that drive the hands. You can see the Lamppost Clock running on time, today as it did over one 130 years ago across from The Chocolate Factory.
Service and Repair of The Lamp Post Clock Movement
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