Conclusion of final finishing, lacquering,
crystalline waxing and reassembly of the movement.
The Easter calculator
is now tackled. Total parts count is 259, more than any conventional,
complex three train clock!
These photos show the front and rear views of the
Rear three-quarter view and close up side view of the calculator. Next the
Easter calculator with the inner date disc
The Easter calculator with the outer dial overlay. Next the mystery dial
assembly ready for installation.
Here we see
the six main subassembly components of the various complications. These all were
added to the phase one clock by Pouvillon.
The first photo shows
the winding cranks astride Pouvillon's name plate. Next the case door lock key made for the clock.
Notice the shape of the key handle is made to resemble the diamond shaped
sections of the clock’s main frame.
The remaining photos are of the
Below are two videos showing the clock before restoration, to contrast the
restored condition as shown above.
Main pillars &
suspension - 39
Weights & integral
pulleys - 33
Mystery dial work - 42
Space frame - 28
Tellurian & annual
year & zodiacal precession - 271
Planisphere dial work - 79
Two train movement
Orrery - 117
Sunrise/sunset dial work, annual wheel
pack - 142
Pendulum - 14
Easter calculator -
Seven dial cluster work - 71
Clock base &
upper/lower pulley systems - 95
Main dial work - 25
Moonphase/Paschal moon dial work - 127
Misc. parts, wood
base, glass case - 50
Total parts count
count = 1549
In march of 2014 I learned that someone in the Netherlands
had made a rough copy of this clock
based on the photos from this website.