Dorrin K Mace, Horologost

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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Journey of the Bultman Funeral Home Clock

A few months ago I acquired the large clock that had resided in front of the BULTMAN FUNERAL HOME (a.k.a The House of Bultman) on St Charles Avenue in Historic New Orleans, Louisiana from 1947 - 2005.  This clock had been heavily damaged in Katrina's wake and had been removed and scheduled to be scraped.  I located the clock in Saginaw Michigan and rescued this time piece from destruction.  Since acquiring the clock we have restored the movements, replaced and updated the interior lighting and weather proofed the case.  I will be completing the final electrical this month and the clock will once again display the time by night and day for all that travel down the road in front of my shop.  Below are a few photos of the progress so far:

The "Bultman Clock" as it was when I brought it back from Saginaw, Michigan

The "Bultman Clock" hanging in its work cradle.

Yours truly standing in front of the restored clock.  Once the gingerbread trim on the cradle is installed and the landscaping completed around the base, I will post additional photos of the clock in its completed state.

This has truly been a labor of love and I feel honored to have such an historic piece in my collection and on display for all to enjoy.

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