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, July 11, 2017

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 wanted in on the tower clock business and they felt that A.S. Hotchkiss was the man for the job with his great reputation for fantastic tower clock designs.  The new clock designs, under the umbrella of the Seth Thomas Company, would be shown in the 1874 product catalogs.  Records would indicate sales as early as 1872.

Below are pictures of the movements offered in 1874 as shown in the 1874 Seth Thomas Catalog.  The very bottom picture shows the specifications for the #12A that was purchased for the Cabarrus County Courthouse in 1876.  The graphic above the description depicts the #14, which has similar features as the #12A, just on a much larger scale for larger installations.

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...