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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Oxford, Mississippi A.S. Hotchkiss Restoration

Below is a video I often share when people ask about the restoration process that a community will often see.  This restoration is especially important because it is a very similar A.S. Hotchkiss clock to our very own installation in the Cabarrus County Courthouse.  The restoration was done by clock restoration expert Lloyd Larish from Faribault, Minnesota.  The clock underwent a full restoration which involved completely removing the movement from the building and reinstalling upon completion.  This will be a very similar process to ours and will take several years to complete.  We also plan on displaying the restored movement in the courthouse for all to enjoy before reinstalling it high above in the tower.

Enjoy the video! (Written, Directed, and Edited by Barrett O'Donnell)

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