Item BCA - 2019.2097 - Church Clock mechanism

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BCA - 2019.2097

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Church Clock mechanism

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  • seen in 2006 (Creation)

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pdf of 9 photographs

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These picture were taken in 2007 and show the electric motor which now drives the church clock. It used to be powered by weight and pendulum which had to be wound up twice a week along with the weight that drove the carillon. There is a picture of the pendulum for the clock which has been left in situ. The two weights worked synchronously. The carillon played the same hymn four times a day at 9 am, 1 pm, 5 pm and 9 pm and each day had its own hymn. The coloured lines around some of the pins on the drum of the carillon encircle the pins used for one hymn. The list of hymns played is on the side of the cabinate which holds the carillon. In 2017 work was done to install a new carillon which was computer driven which no longer required the old drum and linkages.
When the bells were put into good heart and re-tuned in 2006 the linkages from the carillon had to be removed and the hammers, two to each bell, also removed. The hammers are stored on shelves in the clock chamber but the linkages have been disposed of. The money for the electric carillon was left for that purpose by Ian Smith in his will.

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