Automatic Winding, All Hallows Church, Upper Dean, Bedfordshire
Earlier this year, we were invited to inspect the clock at All Hallows Church. The wooden framed clock which was made approximately in the 1600’s, had an Automatic Winding System added some years later which had stopped working.
After inspecting the automatic winding system, it appeared that the old Crouzet motor had failed. It turned out that this motor is now obsolete, and we could not source a comparable replacement either.
We spoke to the church and quoted to fit a new Automatic Winding System. This was accepted and went to faculty, this was then granted. The new System has now been installed and the clock is now showing and chiming the hours again.