Chris' Dad is 95 and has recently had to move into a care facility for Alzheimer's patients. It's been a long process for Chris and his siblings and the last stage has been to get the house ready to sell. Fortunately there wasn't a lot of drama over the contents. They took turns selecting items. There were a few nice pieces of furniture and each got a favorite or two. There was also a huge clock collection. I remember the first time that I stayed in the house I could not sleep for all of the clock dings and dongs. It really gave me the creeps.
There was this one big brass clock (the insides of a grandfather's clock) hanging at the end of the hall. It was hideous but they all thought it was a nice French clock. I told Chris that if no one took it to get it and I'd see if I could sell in on eBay.
See what I mean? Hideous. There was a paper that Chris' Dad taped to the side that I thought explained what the clock was. Well, in a dream this might be a nice clock. It's really a cheap knock-off.
On top of that the pendulum was damaged. So, what I though might bring a few $$ in eBay turns out to be fodder for the trash bin. But then I started thinking and realized that I could get some vaue from this clock.
It was full of these! Once I figure out how to get the gears separated from the posts I will have a great supply of sun printing masks! These are only a few of the gears in the clock. Isn't that cool?