To Make Time Travel And Stand Still

To Make Time Travel And Stand Still

Postby koimaster » August 12th 2016, 9:25am

Seattle Horologist Masters Clockwork To Make Time Travel And Stand Still

Not so long ago, before there were self-driving cars, microprocessors or even abundant electricity, the state-of-the-art technology was clockwork. Through cams and springs and gears, craftspeople were able to create precise tools, rudimentary robots and exquisite pieces of art.

Brittany Nicole Cox is one of a handful of antiquarian horologists trained to preserve and restore those objects. She does that from her Seattle workshop where, in gloves and a white lab coat, Cox gingerly removes a box from one of her vintage hardwood cabinets. It’s her specialty-within-a-specialty: A Victorian-era automaton.

“Basically it’s a mechanical bird that’s powered by a spring. It has a train and some very particular shaped cams that dictate the motions of the bird. It has bellows for its lungs and a slide whistle for its voice,” she says. ... tand-still


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Re: To Make Time Travel And Stand Still

Postby Britboy » August 12th 2016, 2:47pm

Very impressive and I can only imagine what patience she has.
I would be total shit at that job as I have none whatsoever..
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