Emett water clock...and other clocks


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The clock needs some TLC.  I was told that they are doing some work on it next month.  I await to hear further.

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I wonder who is the owner or person/business with responsibility, i.e. who would have to foot the bill (and the ladder) to sort it out?  The 'Pit & Pendulum' might just be tenants.

As an engineer, I would like to see how it worked.

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I’d like to get my hands on that clock. I’ve restored a number of antique clocks in the past. The mechanisms are uncomplicated and easy to work on. I imagine it would be better to send it back to Copes who built it in the first place. I doubt anyone will claim ownership as they wouldn’t want to be saddled with the restoration cost. With health and safety regs it will require the erection of a scaffold platform rather than just a ladder. These days maybe a road closure! :biggrin:

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Or access from a MEWP/cherry picker.

 

I read that Copes were taken over by Smiths of Derby around 1984.

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Cherry picker is the best idea. I see Smiths of Derby are in to refurbishing church clocks but I guess you could could fix it for a reasonable fee! We now have to establish ownership and raise the funds. It needs to be sited at a reliable civic site to ensure ongoing access for maintenance. Who's going to kick this off?

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Just as I thought, no takers! I imagine it's on a leased property and the landlord appears not to be bothered. I think its a non starter and the clock will ultimately fall to the ground and crush somebody!

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Anyone going to the Beeston U3A Emett talk at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston tomorrow morning? Starts about 10:30. Couple of quid for non-members.

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Repairs, cleaning, etc. of the Emett Clock is scheduled to start on 05 September and complete on 30 September.  I am not directly involved but will keep you posted as and when I hear more.

 

There will be hoardings around it during that period.

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