Our Mission

Our Mission

Cabarrus Time Savers is a non-profit organization that has set out to identify and restore important public time pieces in our community. We consider tower and street clocks to be an important part of our history, in Cabarrus County. For many decades, people planned their day to day lives around clocks in the public eye. We are dedicated to preserving, repairing, and restoring these clocks.

The purpose of this blog is to bring you history of our local horology, news of our current projects, and provide a means to communicate with the community when we need help with historical facts and locating clocks and missing parts for these clocks.

If there is a clock in the community that you feel is important to our history that may need to be repaired or that may even be missing and would be important to locate and put in place, please reach out to us.

Scott Schmeiser

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

346 Broadway - An E. Howard Clock Story

A topic I'll be posting quite a bit on is tower clocks and stories of tower clocks that have been restored or existing clocks that have escaped the clutches of a society that has been technologically evolving.  One of the largest threats to horological history is the the advancement of technology in time keeping.  This happens with any technology and has for centuries.  An ongoing trend in Tower and street clocks is for them to fall victim to lack of maintenance, and instead of fixing what's there, they are often "modernized" or even completely replaced and sometimes even completely removed.

Below is an example of a wonderful E. Howard on 346 Broadway, in Lower Manhattan, New York City.  The clock Movement is an absolute masterpiece of time, construction, and technology.

Here is a link in the TribecaTrib to the long and successful legal battle:
Saving the E. Howard on 346 Broadway

Also another article shown in Hyperallergic:
Tribeca Clock Will Remain Mechanical

And a great video on YouTube

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