Joyce Turret Clock Work

I have been working on a large 2 train Joyce turret clock recently. The Pendulum rod was missing the rating nut so using another clock as a pattern I turned a new one on the lathe from a piece of CZ121. The picture does not really show the true size of the nut which at the bottom is just over 75mm in diameter. With a bob weighing nearly 2 cwt it needed it be big.   The second job that […]

Channel 4 – Old House New Home TV programme

The Channel 4 TV programme Old House New Home with George Clarke recently contacted The Time Workshop for research information on the Loseby Family of clock makers for use in an Episode of the program. The house being renovated was previously the home of E T Loseby at 10 Princess Street, Leicester. We are glad that the time spent finding out about the Loseby family has been of use to others.     Share this:

Smiths of Derby T50 / H1

One of the recent projects we have been working on is a Smiths of Derby T50 auto winding turret clock complete with a H1 strike unit. Now complete on the stand I made for it and working well here are the pictures of the competed item along with the original advert.  I know these units are not pretty but they work well and seem reliable. It is a very simple construction with the major component being the motors. The clock […]

Cooke Turret Clock – Suspension spring top nut and washer.

This week I have been working on the Thomas Cooke & Sons of York turret clock again and one of the jobs on the list was making a new top nut and washer for the suspension spring, the originals having been lost a some point in the past. Having a nut at the top of the suspension spring as well as at the bottom of the rod under the bob is a great idea and certainly makes adjusting the timekeeping […]

Cooke Turret Clock Broken Bolt

Continuing work on the Thomas Cooke & Sons of York turret clock today resulted in removing the end piece of a broken bolt from one of the wheels. The left one is what it should have looked like.   Having extracted the broken piece I then needed to make a new bolt. This in itself would not have been a difficult job but for some reason Cooke’s decided to use a 3BA thread on a bolt of 4BA diameter. So […]