Monday, August 20, 2012

Artistic clock incorporating unexpected materials and mechanisms

Prepare to be amazed by this work of kinetic art disguised as a clock. The piece, titled The Clock Tower , was created by Forrest Burnett.

Within the design, there are all kinds of interesting details, artistic flourishes, and somewhat unexpected mechanisms. The Clock Tower incorporates various materials including wood, plywood, brass, steel, and several others I cannot name with confidence.

The mechanism includes (among many other things) bass ladder chain, a Geneva wheel with eight stations, and a centrifugal fly-ball governor. The text within the video notes that the clock uses an escapement 2 1/2 second timing. A dragon graces the dial of the clock itself.

This is some inventive and beautiful work that has been very well crafted.

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