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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

More Progress from the Tower Clock Company

Phil Wright and the folks at the Tower Clock Company continue to work on our courthouse clock parts.  In addition to building us new dials and faces, they are also restoring the gear assemblies called "motion works" that give the minute and hour hands the proper ratios from the clock's movement to tell time as we see it on the outside of the building.  In addition, they also restored the wood "lead-off rods" that turn each of the motion works assemblies.

Here's what they looked like before removal

Here's some pictures showing the progress on the motion works components and freshly restored wood lead-off rods.  All the original parts are in very good condition.

Next the proper paint will be selected for top coating on the steel parts and Phil will machine a few small brass parts to allow proper mounting to the new dials.  

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Thanks for reading!

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