Grandfather Clock
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John Hardie, Kathie's third Great-Grandfather, brought this family clock from Scotland, receiving a land patent from King William IV in 1837. It has a hand painted face depicting dress of the British Isles from that era. The original case was destroyed by mildew in the hold of the ship on his trip to Canada from Scotland. At some point a second case was made of birch, but in later generations it was destroyed by a fire. Orlin Border, Kathie's father, brought the box of parts home, rebuilt the clock and built the case from cherry wood. The smoke damage from the fire is still visible on the face. Orlin was a plumber by trade so he used parts readily available to reconstruct the works of the clock. The weights are made from lead filled copper water pipe and the pendulum was created from a float from a steam boiler. Orlin also loved his black powder rifles, so the pendulum weight is filled with shot for balancing.
Clock Front

Clock face

Weights and Pendulum

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