Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Photo-a-Day - Aug 2012 - Day 01: Broken

Photo-a-Day - Aug 2012 - Day 01: Broken
My wonderful brass clock had run for years then stopped a couple years ago.  Finally, this past May, I took it down, figured out what was jammed, re-leveled it on it's bookcase and it was running beautifully again.  Until.... 

I may have mentioned I have some problems with my hands due to damage from being rear-ended twice within one month, tendonitis, arthritis and some carpel tunnel from crocheting.  It causes me often to drop things and for my hands to go numb.  It also means I don't have as much strength in my hands as I once did.

Two weeks ago, I was doing my Sunday round of clock winding--I have nine.  This one sits on a higher shelf and mid-winding, my hand slipped on the key causing it to slip out of the slot.  I heard that sickening "clunk" inside.  Sure enough, I had broken the mechanism that controls the pendulum.  Now I have to decide whether I can afford taking it to the clock shop for repair.  Poor clock.

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