CUSTOM CLOCKS

WIND CLOCK

TIM HUNKIN, ANDY PLANT & REX GARROD 1984

 

The wind powers a generator which charges a battery to keep the electric clock movement running. On the hour, a clutch engages, connecting the windmill directly to the figures who strike the gong (so on a windy day it chimes madly, and on a calm day it hardly chimes at all). It was commissioned for the Liverpool Garden festival, but was unreliable as the generator only charged the battery in gale force winds. It then returned to Rex’s garden for a few years, then lay in a field for a few years and is now in my garden.
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