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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Let There Be Light - Sneak Preview

Monday night we all spent some time staring at some lighting for the clock.  We have some work to do, but it was fantastic to see it lit up again after many decades of no real back-lighting.

More to come soon...

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday Matinee - Thank You Cabarrus County

A huge thank you to County Commissioner Steve Morris and David Baxter for putting together this video in their "Out and About - Cabarrus County" series of videos.  Hopefully it helps more people understand what and why we are doing this project.

If anyone has more questions about this project, please reach out to us at cabtimesavers@yahoo.com.

As always, another huge thank you to the other folks involved with Cabarrus Time Savers and to Phil Wright for the dedicated efforts to making this restoration happen!  You are all very much appreciated!

Monday, May 6, 2019

New Dials Installed

We are excited to announce that the new dials are installed in the courthouse!  Everything went off without a hitch and the weather couldn't have been any better for us!

Huge thanks go out to Phil Wright, of the Tower Clock Company for his help building these dials and coming down for the installation.  Also, equal thanks to Monty Eudy and Alex Porter for all their help and extra hands.

Once the A.S. Hotchkiss-Seth Thomas clock movement is restored and functional, these dials will show the correct time.  Until then, the hands will all be locked to the same time. In the coming weeks, we will be looking at some back-lighting for the dials so the lighting can be planned and installed.

We have a lot more fund-raising to do to make this clock functional and make these dials read the correct time.  If you would like to donate to this project, please see our contact information above and reach out to us.


Here are some pictures from our installation day...

(Pictures are property of Cabarrus Time Savers)

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...