Skeleton clocks


Behold the complexity of the Smith of Clerkenwell skeleton clock from 1865, one of many such intricate devices at this site devoted to the collection, restoration and construction of skeleton clocks old and new. The Clerkenwell manufacturers also made a musical version of this machine and I like this moonphase astronomical clock from 1870. Don’t mention Steampunk, these chronometers are surely Clockpunk if they’re anything.


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