Visit to Buchanan to see the astro-skeleton
- October 2016
In late October I visited the firm of Buchanan to see the progress of the
project. This was only the second time I had been there, the first being
October of 2012 and the project has now been going since 2006. Below are a few photos from that visit and a video montage of the clock
to date. I hope you will enjoy it.
We now have a little over two more years of construction time. Buchanan has
yet to design and build the sun and moon rise and set functions, the grand
orrery, the planisphere and thermometer. After the clock is complete the
entire machine is disassembled and each part polished and flash gold plated.
Next is the fabrication of the clock stand and glass enclosure. Below are a
few photos I took of the clock.
This video covers an informal
presentation I had made in October 2016 to
the Australian Horology Group during my
visit to the firm of Buchanan in Moss Vale,
Australia. In this video one can get a good
idea of the size of the clock in relation to
the environment it is in as well as an
explanation of the machine.
Please excuse my disheveled appearance. I
had just gotten off a two hour early morning
train ride from Sydney to the southern
highlands where Moss Vale is located. The
train was late and I was a bit harried
knowing I had all these people waiting for