Proverbial “bent pin” bodge and god

Nearly all of the clocks I restore have had prior repairs – good and dangerous. You marvel at a number of the abilities you’ll be able to see have been put to bear previously, and on different events you surprise what possesses some folks when confronted with discovering a mechanical resolution.

Then theres this. Its an aluminum washer secured with a bent pin.

There was a time once I questioned if I might preserve busy with clocks full time and would wish to do barometers and woodwork. However that was a very long time in the past and disappeared the extra I realised my work is created by human nature versus mechanical failure. Mechanical failure IS human nature. QED.

I’m up at St Mary’s Church in Gt Bardfield in the present day doing a clock strip down demo as a part of their harvest pageant celebrations – thanking god for the abilities he gave us. Assume he missed out the man who did this clock final time. He should have been within the allure que as a substitute assuming he charged for the repair.