Brendan Reilly has just completed a very interesting clock that was commissioned by George Soulis. He will be bringing it to Kwartzlab this Tuesday Dec. 6, at 8pm, to give everyone a chance to see it before it is delivered to George.
The clock has a mechanism that was invented by Brendan and is the only one of its kind in the world. It is inspired by a clock made by Philip Woodward that he called W4, but it looks very different and has many novel features. It has a wheel and a lot of other moving parts right on the pendulum rod, for example. Also, the pendulum receives an impulse only once every 40 seconds. The dial and pendulum bob are fused glass, and the frame is black walnut.
Brendan currently has another clock on display at Kwartzlab that is entirely hand made. It uses an interesting double compound pendulum that moves very slowly because it has weights both above and below the pivot point.You can see a video of it here: