Dorrin K Mace, Horologost

Dorrin K Mace, Horologost
The Clock Man in a pensive moment

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Our Latest Press Piece

From The Sharon Herald ~ February 27, 2021

2020, not our best year, but also not our worst; we are still standing. We were able to open a new portion of the sales floor, a.k.a. the log cabin room, redesigned the sales floor and repair area for better flow, and added new business clients using our services and we made lots of plans for 2021.

2021 will bring a lot of changes. We have a new building planned to go up where we took an old one down. This new space will allow for expanded wood working, metal working, clock making, engraving, and special project areas. We will now have the needed room for storage, project overflow and just a feeling of space we so much need.

2020 honored Pine Knoll Clock Shop with being chosen as the shooting location for a short film by Point Park University. The clock shop was chosen for its unique interior and old world charm as the film was set in 1940s Europe. We were thrilled to help with this project

2020 saw the cancellation of all shows at which we sold our Green Line Clocks, however that did not stop from planning new designs. We will roll out 10 new designs this fall. The new designs are more naturalistic and less home spun/primitive style. Watch our Facebook pages and blog for the introduction of these pieces.

2021 brings promise and excitement. Our increased online presence will enable us to serve many more current and potential clients. Our offerings in the shop are going virtual, the story of Pine Knoll Clock Shop is being seen worldwide with new interest from Europe, to Asia, to Africa we are growing and are proud of the services and items we offer.

2020 saw Pine Knoll Clock Shop become a direct importer of clock parts, movements, and supplies. The direct imported status came about as a direct effect of the inability of our current supply partners to provide our needs during the pandemic.

2021 promises immense opportunity and growth. We are very thankful to have come through 2020 and look forward to a great 2021. Stop at the shop on Route 58 between Grove City and Mercer and visit us.

Shop hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; phone: 724-748-4058; email: web:; blog:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Wood Worm!

 Having been a clock repairman for nearly 40 years, I come across so many interesting situations.  One of my most recent situations involved an antique clock purchased from a reseller in an antique mall.  

The client was interested in this little Hamburg American Vienna Regulator style clock they saw in one of the booths at an antique mall.  When the client asked the proprietor about the holes in the case, they were told it was "nothing of consequence" just an attempt to add "uniqueness" to the case by a former owner when they drilled holes in the wood for an aged appearance.

Once the client got the clock home they noticed "dust" falling on the floor from the case.  The "dust" got so bad it bound up the clock movement.  The "dust" the client was seeing was wood dust being expelled by wood worm

Wood worm is a rare sighting in the United States, but very common in the UK.  The worms eat at the wood causing it to become very lacy and weak .

The moral of this story is, use extreme caution when purchasing antique clocks from unknown dealers.  If the story of the clock seems sketchy put the clock back and look for another.  If dust is noticed when looking at the case, this could be a sign of active wood worm and the damage can be severe and expensive to repair (if it can be repaired)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Mina - A Short Film

 Recently Pine Knoll Clock Shop was chosen as a shooting location for the film "Mina" by students of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.  It was a true pleasure working with this talented group!

This is not the typical type of post for my blog, but I am asking for your help for these students to finish this movie.  During this COVID19 pandemic, fund raising is challenging to say the least, and time is of the essence.  If you could go to their INDIEGOGO page using the link below and donate any amount you can, I am certain it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Dorrin K Mace, Horologist, Certified Antiques Appraiser
Pine Knoll Clock Shop & Appraisals

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Video Tour of Pine Knoll Clock Shop

Many of my world wide readers have expressed an interest in seeing more of my clock shop.  Below is a brief video highlighting the showroom and repair area of the shop.  The "Log Cabin" room is a customer favorite as you can view me while I repair and work on clock movements, clock cases, and other repair projects.  I hope you enjoy this tour.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Changes to the BLOG

First I want to thank every one who visits, comments, and shares my blog posts.  That said, their have been several recent inappropriate comments left on the blog as well as pirating of my blog posts by those who want to pass my work off as their own.  Therefore I have limited comment posting to only those that are members of this BLOG.  Should you not want to be a member of the BLOG but do indeed have a question, comment, concern, kindly email these to PINEKNOLL@ZOOMINTERNET.NET

I am sorry that this step had to be taken, but as we are at over a quarter million readers, I find it difficult to keep up with policing the comments that do not belong.  I hope my readers and followers understand.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Auctions coming in June, July, August

Huge clock (and other collectible items) estate auction.  Many quality pieces!  Something for everyone interested in clocks.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Business Journal Interview at Pine Knoll Clock Shop

Recently the Youngstown, Ohio Business Journal stopped by Pine Knoll Clock Shop & Appraisals to talk about the shop, how I began this journey, and where I see the business going.  Here is the interview:  Please click on the link below

An interview at Pine Knoll Clock Shop & Appraisals by The Business Journal