Today is the two year anniversary of when I started the Harmon Estate. What a very strange and wonderful time in my life. As I’m out East once again this holiday season, I took the opportunity to drive by the workshop. Even though it looks virtually unchanged from the outside, the hollowness seems to resonate from within. In moments such as this, I am thankful that everything passes with time.
Here are a couple of photos I found of the shop.
I was recently offered the post of finishing the work I began on the 1765 George Pyke clock at Temple Newsam House I mentioned in a previous blog entry. You can read about it here.
Unfortunately this old path is not the future path. It was extremely difficult to set aside my feelings of attachment to this project and the desire to finish what I started. As previously mentioned, three years of prep work, grant applications, research, and multiple visits to assess the condition went into putting the proposal together that I presented to West Dean. I owe so much to Ian Fraser, the head Conservator at Temple Newsam, for all of his hard work and support on this project.
The reason my path has changed course is the following: I have been offered the opportunity of handling the estate of the late horologist Dennis E. Harmon…
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