As some of you may know the long awaited bracket clock works arrived last fall. The works, made by clockmaker David Lindow of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania replicate the original set by 18th century Fredericksburg, Virginia clockmaker Thomas Walker.
The clock was one of the subjects presented in our 2013 Symposium: Working Wood in the 18th Century; Small Things Considered, and was the product of a great team of talented Colonial Williamsburg tradesmen.
From left to right: Bill Pavlak, journeyman cabinetmaker, planed the base and cornice molding; George Suiter, master gunsmith, engraved and blackened the Arabic and Roman numerals; Kaare Loftheim, journeyman supervisor cabinetmaker, framed up the case, doors, and cap; Lynn Zelesnikar, master hand engraver, executed the decorative detail on the clock face and back plate; and Mike Noftsger, journeyman brass foundryman, cast and polished the brass feet.
Work on the clock was closely followed by a local couple who finally took possession of it this spring.Their appreciation is a great source of satisfaction for all of us.