CUT WHEELS & PINIONS FOR

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CLOCK

by  ERIC  WOOF

Wheels to be crossed out / Pinions supplied on stubs to be cut off and fitted to arbor

 1/2/3 or 4 pinions on one stub  PHOTO 

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Step by step instructions are given in this book for the manufacture of an advanced design of skeleton clock. The clock consists of chiming, striking, and going mechanisms, all of which are to fairly standard lines and include the latest devices used in spring driven mechanical clocks to protect the movement against the casual meddler. The mechanism also permits the hands to turned backwards without damage. A favourite subject for the designers of skeleton clocks has always been cathedrals, not only because of their majestic shapes and designs, but also I think because of the permanence they exude.                                                                                                             In my research into skeleton clock design I have only come across one other St Paul's clock and that is one shown in Michael Pearson's book "The beauty of clocks". The maker of this clock is not stated and I would guess, unknown, but is dated circa 1860. Perhaps this rarity for depicting St Paul's in clock form is because of the absence of tall spires which are so readily copied and mistaken belief that the dome could not be copied in two dimensional form which is essentially the front and back frame of the clock. This belief could not be further from the truth as you can see from the photographs in this book, and if you undertake the labour of love necessary in constructing this clock you will perhaps obtain some of the feelings that Sir Christopher Wren must have had when designing and constructing such a beautiful dome crowned with a magnificent cross.                                                                                  Eric Woof

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