Old & New

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.

Memoria Technica

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.

George Pyke clock, automata, automaton, clockmaking, watchmaking, brittany cox, nico cox, temple Newsam House, Ian fraser .

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.

George Pyke clock, automata, automaton, clockmaking, watchmaking, brittany cox, nico cox, temple Newsam House, Ian fraser Dial

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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Estate Auction

Hi all – if you missed out on the Harmon Estate sale – you can still get in on the action! Cabin Fever took over the estate when I returned to Seattle last year. They have been slowly selling the inventory over the months following the sale in June of 2014. BUT! They have saved some of the best stuff for their annual Expo and the upcoming sale on March 22. Check out the inventory here.

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The Harmon Workshop

Radio Tubes, Vintage Photographic, & Electrical

Hello readers – I’ve had a few requests for more photos of the radio tubes, the vintage electrical, & the photographic equipment – so here they are!

Radio Tubes:

P11607411 P11607400 P11607399 P11607388 P11607377 P11607366 P11607355 P11607344 P11607322 P11607300 P11607288 P11607277

 

And now – the Dark room, Film, & photo

P11607266 P11606977 P11606988 P11607077 P11607055 P11607033 P11607022 P11607011 P11607000 P11606999

 

Here’s a glance at some of the vintage electrical – not too many of these, but I will post more soon:

P11607088 P11606866 P11606922