After 40 years or more of silence this clock is now keeping time again.
This is my grandparent's Gilbert clock. It had quit working back when I was a child. I have a few memories of it chiming, but not for years and years. I inherited this when we moved Grandma out of her house to an apartment. My husband surprised me a couple of months ago by taking it to a man who repairs old clocks. It just came back a week ago. We've been getting it leveled and adjusting the times to get it up to correct time again.
This clock is a Gilbert clock made about 1915 - 1920, according to the repair man. It has a pendulum inside in the back and has to be wound with a key. When I got it, it was missing the glass front and the hands, and was wound too tight. It now chimes the hour and once on the half hour and makes a lovely tick-tock sound. Once we got it level it keeps time very well.
I've gotten very little tatting done this week. I'll probably share it next week, maybe even with the pattern. It's more Easter-themed tatting, can you guess what it might be?
"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. "
"Love is not a clock. You simply cannot take it apart just to see what makes it tick, and even if you could, you probably could never get it back together again."
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