Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Village Clocksmith

Tick tock, tick tock.

John Newman spends much of his time keeping time.

The Village Clocksmith brought several clocks and his expertise from Prattville to Selma last week and shared insights with the Historic Preservation Society on how to keep clocks in good repair.

Retired from IBM where he worked at the Kennedy Space Center, Newman has worked on clocks for more than three decades and been a consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope. Now that he runs his own clock shop, he restores timepieces whether they sit on mantels or high in a tower.

Newman can help many clock owners with minor clock repair via the Internet. He's also a clock expert at


The Texican said...

I could use that guy here. I have an old wag in need of repair. I'm afraid to trust just anyone. Thanks for the web site info. Pappy

Kate said...

His work is a lost art, and it's almost impossible to find someone able enough to make repairs!

Lois said...

Oh wow thanks for the info on this guy! I have an old cuckoo clock that is having problems and there is no one here in town who works on them.

Rambling Round said...

I know what you mean about finding a good clocksmith these days. We have two reproduction clocks that were built by a great-uncle who was a clocksmith in Xenia, Ohio. The uncle has passed on, and both clocks have stopped ticking, so I hope to take them over Mr. Newman soon.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

that clock is beautiful!

Lynette said...

What a great photo and story. I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog so I'd stop by yours and read this. Thanks!