Lititz, Pennsylvania: Clock Made of 50,000 Pieces of WoodRudolph Carpenter, who was not a carpenter, completed this wood-devouring grandfather clock in 1921.
Lititz Historical Foundation Museum
- 145 E. Main St., Lititz, PA
- Lititz Historical Foundation Museum. East side of downtown, on the north side of Hwy 772/E. Main St. at its intersection with Church Ave.
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Clock made of 50,000 Pieces of Wood
Inside the Lititz Historical Foundation Museum is a clock made of 50,000 individual pieces of wood. Completed in 1921 by resident Rudolph Carpenter, it took about a year to make. It was featured in a 1921 issue of Popular Mechanics. In the same museum is a second "smaller" clock made by the same person of 30,000 pieces of wood.[Cory Van Brookhoven, 02/14/2017]
Not only the outside of the clock, but all of its inner works and gears are made of wood. Paradoxically, Mr. Carpenter was a stone mason.