AN INTRODUCTION TO JOHN’S WORLD  OF CLOCKS

This “Gingerbread” clock was my very first clock and it was given to me by the town Jeweler who said it no longer kept time.  I gave it a week long bath in kerosene running with the pallet removed and the chiming movement making little ripples in a shallow bowl.  At the end of the week I reassembled the clock and started it running - it has now been running on and off for the last 50 years as it has been moved from place to place and country to country.

My other “Gingerbread” clock at the right was given to me in a brown paper bag and I did the minimum that I could to have it able to run.