Three Things; Shore Cottage Studio Likes – Clocks
We at Shore Cottage Studio like clocks. This is an understatement, from where I am sitting now at the kitchen table I can see eight clocks, one barometer and my wrist watch. We are taking a short rest from laying the new studio reclaimed floor to eat a roast dinner and contemplate a clock (or clocks) for the studio.
This is a genuine black forest cuckoo clock that Laura and Kris received as a wedding present from some old friends. It has a 12 hour mechanism and a cuckoo with a lovely hoot-y sound from tiny bellows. But it’s best feature is the chime. Alongside the hoot-y cuckoo the hours are announced with a dull tinny clang. The clock came with instructions to remove a sliver of card that was interwoven between the coils of a ‘chime spring’ to produce a pleasing chime. Laura rather liked the dull clang so the sliver of card remains as does the comedy hour chime.
This is a wind up 1950s mantle clock from a charity shop that requires winding once a day. It has such a loud tick that on more than one occasion the winding has been overlooked for some peace and quiet. When it is properly wound it does keep excellent time.
This is a Puhllman Nixie Clock by Dutch designer Frank Clewits and uses forward facing nixie vacuum tubes to show the time. Laura bought this clock as a treat for herself after getting a promotion in a previous life before Shore Cottage Studio. It serves as a retro looking reminder not to waste a second. We have uploaded a video to our Facebook page so you can see it working, it has a ‘villain from a spy film’ feel to it.
Which clock would you like to see on our studio, or can you suggest an alternative?