A celebration of Potts Clocks

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Postby Leodian » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 8:56 pm

I took this photo on August 20 2014 of a Potts clock in East Keswick (that is a village/parish of Leeds, so suitable for a SL thread). I shall post a close-up view of the clock in my next post.
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Postby Leodian » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 9:06 pm

This is the photo (taken August 20 2014) showing the close-up view of the clock. The time shown is correct Regular Smiley. It would though perhaps have been better if it had been say 2:45 p.m. as then the clock hands would not have covered the full name which I have found is 'Potts & Sons Leeds'.
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Postby Dalehelms » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 9:46 pm

There is a lecture on Potts Clocks on Saturday 27th September at 11.00 am in the Lecture Room at Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley. It costs £20 and is organised by the West Yorkshire branch of the Art Fund. The talk coincides with an exhibition at the museum. There are stairs, so there is limited disabled access. There is a booking form for tickets. I will try to get more information and post any contact details on this thread.
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Postby jdbythesea » Mon 08 Sep, 2014 3:57 pm

Dalehelms wrote:
There is a lecture on Potts Clocks on Saturday 27th September at 11.00 am in the Lecture Room at Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley. It costs £20 and is organised by the West Yorkshire branch of the Art Fund. The talk coincides with an exhibition at the museum. There are stairs, so there is limited disabled access. There is a booking form for tickets. I will try to get more information and post any contact details on this thread.



This month's (Oct 2014) 'Yorkshire Ridings' magazine has a four page article with pictures devoted to William Potts and an exhibition at Armley Mills. It says that the last Potts clock was made in 1962 but fails to add where it may now be found. Perhaps a trip to Armley may help shed some more light? There is no additional charge - only the usual entry fee.

                                                         More at:

    http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/armleymills/Clocks-of-Character.aspx


                                     The exhibition runs until 28 September.

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Re: A celebration of Potts Clocks

Postby Brunel » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 10:07 am

Finally heading off for restoration.

http://www.oakwoodclock.co.uk/

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Re: A celebration of Potts Clocks

Postby Leodian » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 1:59 pm

It's good to see that Oakwood Clock is going to have restoration work. :)

I wonder if Potts made the tower as well as the clock? If not both then is it known who made the tower?
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Re: A celebration of Potts Clocks

Postby chameleon » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 11:58 pm

I only discovered the other day that the clock on the clock tower at Seacroft hospital is a Potts clock. I remember being surprised by how small and relatively simplistic the mechanism looked amidst the huge water tanks.
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Re: A celebration of Potts Clocks

Postby LS1 » Thu 15 Jan, 2015 9:28 am

chameleon wroteColonI only discovered the other day that the clock on the clock tower at Seacroft hospital is a Potts clock. I remember being surprised by how small and relatively simplistic the mechanism looked amidst the huge water tanks.

You'd be surprised by how small the Town Hall clock mechanism is.

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Re: A celebration of Potts Clocks

Postby chameleon » Sat 17 Jan, 2015 12:11 am

A case of 'Less is more'!
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Re: A celebration of Potts Clocks

Postby LS1 » Sun 18 Jan, 2015 1:44 am

LS1 wroteColon
chameleon wroteColonI only discovered the other day that the clock on the clock tower at Seacroft hospital is a Potts clock. I remember being surprised by how small and relatively simplistic the mechanism looked amidst the huge water tanks.

You'd be surprised by how small the Town Hall clock mechanism is.

The clock.. (although not a Pott's clock)
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