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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nostalgia # 7 - Clock I Made

Every time I see this old clock, I'm reminded of junior high shop class. This was the second project that I completed that year. I can still remember attaching the number and assembling the moving parts. At the time, I thought that the motor would only last about a year because the internal gears and parts are made of plastic. I am amazed that it still works to this day and keeps perfect time. Even more amazing is the battery life that we got from a single AA battery. I installed the original battery in the latter part of 1981 and it managed to hang on until around the year 2000. I wouldn't have thought it was possible but I seen it with my own eyes.


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Luna Miranda said...

that's a cool wall clock! but for almost 20 years the batteries didn't stop?! are you sure nobody changed the batteries when you weren't looking?:p

tatess said...

wow ,the battery last for 9 years ,unbelievable.

ShutterHappyJenn said...

What kind of battery is that? I need to have one of that. :) Anyway, that's a very good looking clock... simple yet very elegant.

My share of nostalgia is up HERE.

Ailee Verzosa said...

phew... 9years? amazing!!! blog hopping here... have a great week!!!

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You love me for who I am, Like the stars hold the moon
Right there where they belong and I know, I’m not alone."

Chie Wilks said...

oh, that's an awesome work..it is an awesome wall art...i am amaze with the battery for lasting that long..there must be something special with this clock...

By MelCole of PA said...

Wow, great work! I like the design of the clock. Amazing to hear that the battery lasted longer than the batteries these days.

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charmie said...

wow, 9 years ? really amazing.. and the clock looks antique.:)

Vernz said...

wooah, that's great still gives you the perfect time... love the mahogany color.... Nostalgia Here!

Joops said...

It is possible that somebody did change the batteries while I was away in the navy but both parents denied ever fooling with this clock. When I left for boot camp, my mother sealed off my room like it was a crime scene and was very vigilant at keeping people out. I don't know why, maybe it was superstition or something. When I returned on leave one time, I showed them that the clock was still working and they couldn't believe it was still keeping perfect time as well. The next time I visited, the clock had stopped working. I really felt as though I should have honored that battery with a proper burial...hehehe

Dhemz said...

wow! pretty impressive John....you should be a watch maker...ehehhee...joke!

Lina Gustina said...

Very interesting story about the clock's battery. Unbelievable but true, right?

It's a great hand-made. Have you planned to make another?

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