Don's gravity escapement skeleton tower clocks came about when he met Chuck Roeser.
Chuck explained his dream of 25 years: he wanted to create a type of skeleton clock-
where others could see how these unique tower clocks functioned in their street
clock movements. Don and Chuck partnered to build skeleton style clocks. With their
metal arts knowledge and craftsmanship they have created six of these time pieces.
Every moving part of the clock is visible to the onlookers interested in seeing
how these old time clocks function.
Don and Chuck create clocks which are inspired by the E Howard design. Edward Howard
was a clockmaker who was a central figure in the birth of American watch making
industry in the 19th century. Howard targeted almost exclusively luxury markets
and was obsessed with creating the perfect design.
Skeleton style clocks give one the opportunity to view the movement of the clock.
The viewer is able to see all the inner workings such as the gears and striking
mechanism and understand how a clock functions.
Four of these clocks are available for sale. One will be kept by Chuck and Don for
collectable reasons. Enthusiasts who desire one of these hand crafted Street - Tower
Clocks with all their movements visible, please contact either Don Johnston or Chuck
Roeser for details via email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
("skeleton style tower")
Skeleton style tower street clocks. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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