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 you would like to donate to our restoration funds please send check or money order to:

Cabarrus Time Savers

P.O. Box 1094

Concord, NC 28026

If there is a clock in our community that you feel is important or that may even be missing, please reach out to us.

Thank you!
Scott Schmeiser

NOTE: The pictures on this site, unless otherwise stated, are the property of Cabarrus Time Savers and are not to be reused without written permission from Cabarrus Time Savers.

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.

Paint Recovery Updates

The past few months have been dirty, but exciting.  Much of the original paint has now been exposed on the bottom portion of the support cha...