World's Few Female Clock Whisperers

World's Few Female Clock Whisperers

Postby koimaster » August 27th 2016, 4:22pm

The making, restoring, and repairing of clocks is an endangered trade, still held somewhat captive by an old boy’s club. But 31-year-old Lili von Baeyer is pushing forward as a pioneer in preservation.

Our world is full of elderly clocks, once the premier technology of their time. Today, these wizened timepieces need expert care in order to stay ticking, and von Baeyer is one of very few young people choosing to dedicate themselves to the field. She currently looks after over 200 historic clocks at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, while also providing her services to other institutions and individual clock-owners.

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With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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