Our Mission


Our Mission

Cabarrus Time Savers is a non-profit group 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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Southampton Village E. Howard Clock - Another Threatened Installation

I just ran across this story of another clock installation that caught my attention.  5 generations of care and more than a 140 years of tradition are being threatened by the installation of a cell tower inside the church's steeple, which would make caring for the clock impossible and ultimately force the clock to be removed or replaced with a modern electric clock.  Just another example of how and why these tower clocks are being threatened.  Please visit Dan's Papers to read more about the story and the Corwin family.

NOTE:  The story of this clock was first released in 2012, but it very much sets a theme of what's happening around the world, currently.  Some modernization just cannot be stopped, but when a community pulls together, it shows they can fight for their history and traditions.


New for 1874 - Seth Thomas Now Sells Tower Clocks

In the late 1860's, early 1870's, a merger took place with A.S. Hotchkiss and the Seth Thomas Company.  The Seth Thomas Company want...