Debugging completed, wood sub base surround finished, final
photography and videography finished, NAWCC Zoom presentation. October
In recognition of the completion of the project two
detailed video montages as well as photos for future articles in the NAWCC
Bulletin are included in this
installment. The front and rear cover issue of the September Horological
Journal featured an eight page article, and an additional three-part
series is being published in the Bulletin beginning with the current
November/December issue and explores what has been documented since the last
article that appeared in the March/April 2017 issue.
Is this complex enough for you?
One of the things I dislike in conventional skeleton clocks is the fact the
a view from the side, between the plates, reveals a rather sparse set of
arbors with lots of space between the plates; even in a quarter striker. I
think we have avoided that scenario here!
The two dual Wagner gravity driven remontoire can be traced up from the pair
of hanging weight on the lower left section of the photo. Note in this photo
and the one below that some wheels are made from pink bronze. All of the
wheels in the three main trains mounted to the lower flat bed frame were
made from bronze to provide color contrast.
This machine has nearly every type of wheel ever used in horology.
A pair of Antide Janvier slant-wheel variable differentials located behind
the Moon rise / set dial. These help to solve much of the Moon's anomalous
orbit around the Earth allowing one to resolve this onto a two-dimensional