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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

A.S. Hotchkiss Restoration Progress

It has been slow going on the clock movement restoration.  Layers upon layers of dirt, debris, bird and bat unmentionables, and unfortunately a "newer" paint job that needs to be removed.  The effort to really start removing paint has begun.  Virtually no original paint has been found on any of the wheels or moving parts.  It seems anything that could be unbolted was removed, stripped, and repainted.  The chassis itself has the only original paint, so far.  It appears that it was sanded to prep for the "newer" black paint job, thus destroying a lot of the original hand painted art work, as well.  A bit remains, but all is in bad repair.

Here's what I have uncovered so far...

Here's a reminder of what the catalog advertised

Here's a few pictures of some of the arbor, wheel and pinion restoration.  Still a long way to go to get all of these looking correct.

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