Another post from a guest blogger; this time it is our wonderful clock conservator Mike Flannery.
I am looking forward to another trip to Snowshill to spend some time with the clocks. As a clock conservator I have a unique opportunity to examine clocks at various NT properties. Snowshill has a unique collection of clocks ranging English, Dutch, American, German, Austrian, and of course Japanese.
In 2012 we were experiencing some problems with the Tavern or Act of Parliament clock in Zenith. When I examined the movement I found that the great wheel was cracked and despite having been repaired before had cracked again.
Mike Flannery Clock Conservator
The Manor team always enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the collection here at Snowshill and during his visit Mike very generously allowed us to pester him with lots of questions. It was a real joy to see the clocks in this way and we particularly enjoyed seeing the movements inside the Dutch Stoel Klok on display in Zenith. We even discovered some secret writing we had never seen before.