A celebration of Potts Clocks

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LS1 - that's a truly amazing picture - difficult to imagine that four huge faces are fed from this - well, I think there are four faces - fancy me passing the TH thousands of times and I couldn't say for certain if there's a face on every side :shock: One VERY red face here !! :oops: :oops:
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Yes Blakey it is a great photo of the mechanism.

As a kid I never even got to grips with Meccano sets so I look at such a mechanism with fascination as to how it and similar things were ever constructed! :)
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The clock on Fulneck Church Pudsey is also a Potts Clock i have seen the workings and it was a surprise to see how basic they looked.
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A little more on Pott's Oakwood clock - even has my old boss looking happy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyYRRkYnkvs

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COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MAN

Terry Hill clock restorer.

The OAKWOOD CLOCK restoration continues.


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It was a surprise to me when I recently found out that the clocks on Leeds Minster are Potts Clocks. These are 2 photos that I took on July 7 2015. The first is a zoomed-in view of the clock above the Kirkgate frontage of Leeds Minster and the second is a view of that frontage. The clock tower has 4 clocks but though none of them seemed to have the Potts name I assume that they are all Potts Clocks.
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Zoomed-in view of the Potts Clock on the Kirkgate frontage of Leeds Minster (taken July 7 2015).
Zoomed-in view of the Potts Clock on the Kirkgate frontage of Leeds Minster (taken July 7 2015).
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Leeds Minster from Kirkgate (taken July 7 2015).
Leeds Minster from Kirkgate (taken July 7 2015).
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I noticed recently that the former coastguard station at Runswick Bay has a Potts clock intalled

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The 3 Potts Clocks at the old Midland Bank at the junction of North Street and Meanwood Road were 'stopped' at 6:00 for a long while now (at least 1 but possibly more years). Passing by a couple of weeks back now (and reminded when I passed by in early pm today, Oct 14 2015), I noticed they all now read 6:05!
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