In thinking of the holiday time, we think of tradition and family. People in the olden days liked to have a keepsake passed down to their children. One item we would recommend or encourage is a clock. Clocks are wonderful. They last forever and give your house life and warmth with the sound and look of the clock. A grandfather clock is a perfect item for a home. The presence and sound of the chimes add to the family life.
Clock Maker & Engineer
CBS LA Meteorologist Evelyn Taft interviews JP apart of the STEAM Series showcasing a variety of lost crafts. Come along and explore what a Clock Maker and Engineer is.
CBS STEAM “Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics”
Also don’t forget to check out the other videos of craftsmen that CBS is showcasing part of their STEAM Series.
If you want to move your Grandfather Clock to another room. This is what you must do- First if its an antique Grandfather Clock plan a week ahead and have all the weights go to the bottom of the clock. Therefore letting the clock stop. Remove the pendulum first for the 19th Century English clocks you nee to remove the hood/bonnet of the clock. This is done very easily by sliding the top foreword. If the case of the clock is attached to the wall on the bonnet you need to release the tie before you start preparing the Grandfather Clock to move. For more modern clocks, remove the weights at any time. Pay attention how the weights are hanging. Mark the weights left, center, right with a sticker. You need to remove the pendulum and then can be unhooked from the front. Do the reverse of what you did to reinstate the clock. If you have any questions, please let us know.
We have a new location at 4912 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. We bought our own building and moved here in 2016. It allows us to expand into a showroom and repair space. The location is one block east of La Brea Blvd. in Los Angeles.