Thursday, January 15, 2009
my ladyfriend Kate
(My buddy Kate digging through the guts of my watch, the Ithaca Clock Museum)
As longtime readers will remember, I collect Elgin pocket watches. They represent the best of American manufacturing 100 years ago. The parts are available and they can be fixed, if you know a watchmaker. I do. I know Kate, bless her.
Kate is now hanging around every week at the Ithaca Clock Museum, and I went over to look at the hundreds of clocks (OH JOY! I love timepieces) and have Kate start work on the gorgeous 1889 Elgin pocket watch Heather gave me for Christmas.
The prognosis on the patient is good. It has had the equivalent of, say, a mild heart attack, and Dr Kate shall do a little surgery, fiddle with the screws here and there, adjust the spring and whatnot, and the watch should be good for ANOTHER 120 years. Or 300 years, if cared for nicely.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:03 PM