Fine Antique Clocks
Dr Mike Flannery
To carry out the above work I have recently built a new workshop, in the Royal Forest of Dean Gloucestershire.
Without a well equipped workshop the modern clock maker is at a disadvantage as most if not all parts required to keep clocks working correctly have to be made from scratch or at the very least radically adapted.
For precision work I have a Schaublin 70. For the more intricate work I have a Derbyshire WW bed watchmakers lathe. There is also room for a Myford Super7 and two Longbed Colchesters. A Q & S floor standing drill A BCA jig boring machine for accurate milling. I also have a Tom Senior fitted with a S type head, this machine is capable of very good work. I have added a CNC controlled rotary table. A Tip-Lap grinder and Alexander cutter grinders keep tools sharp. The power tools are supplemented by a wide range of hand tools some of which are over 100 years old.
I also maintain a large library of Horological books. Without an adequate resource base it is difficult to make sure that any repairs are correctly designed to match the clock.