Right twice a day

 

We had an exciting opportunity at Vaucluse House this week to document a sight rarely seen...

... the internal workings of the Assyrian Revival clock, which graces our Breakfast Room mantelpiece.

Suffering a cracked click spring (to which clocks like this one, featuring a French movement, are quite prone), it was no longer able to be wound, and had consequently stopped.

After a careful examination, it has now been removed for repair.

For those who are horologically inclined, Vaucluse House keeps several antique clocks in good working order. They are wound every Sunday to keep them running smoothly.

Vaucluse House is open to the public from Friday to Sunday - why not come by and see how many different, fascinating clocks your can spot, both running and stopped, on display.

After all, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

 

About the Author

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Karina Wright
Visitor Services Officer
Karina's first experience with Sydney Living Museums was at the tender age of eight, when she was asked to squeeze prophylactic lemon juice...

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National Volunteer Week 2018Wednesday 23 May 2018

As part of National Volunteer Week, Sydney Living Museums was proud to host our fifth Annual Volunteers’ Morning Tea at The Mint yesterday.

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Happy International Museum Day #IMD2018! Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported our museums and historic houses. Here are some of our favourite photos. Share yours by tagging #DiscoverSLM

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18/CC056 Venues Facilities CoordinatorWednesday 23 May 2018

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