Priority Properties, LLC
BALZER FAMILY CLOCK WORKS
Post Clock Timepiece #104
timepiece is the first cast iron post clock with a mechanical movement
known to be manufactured in the United States since the late 1930’s and
the first of its type to be manufactured in Maine by a Maine
iron base and doors with viewing glass and cast bronze hinges; cast
iron fluted column with cast bronze leaves; cast iron hood with cast
iron access panels with cast bronze hinges; cast iron illuminated sign
gallery with cast bronze side adornments and three cast bronze
pineapple finials (the sign of hospitality). The “Two Main Street” sign
panels are in stained glass within cast bronze frames and are
illuminated at night. Hand cut brass letters and numbers: “Topsham
Hand painted on ¼” double frosted glass and illuminated at night.
Metal “Cathedral” style; hand cut and hand painted.
Weight driven, pendulum regulated mechanical movement with the
Graham Dead Beat escapement and high tech Invar pendulum; brass
wheels and 316 stainless steel pinions and shafts within a cast
iron framework. Automatic weight winding system.
- Balzer Family Clock Works