Lititz, Pennsylvania: Clock Made of 50,000 Pieces of Wood

Rudolph Carpenter, who was not a carpenter, completed this wood-devouring grandfather clock in 1921.

Lititz Historical Foundation Museum

Address:
145 E. Main St., Lititz, PA
Directions:
Lititz Historical Foundation Museum. East side of downtown, on the north side of Hwy 772/E. Main St. at its intersection with Church Ave.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
717-627-4636
Admission:
Free
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Clock Made of 50,000 Pieces of Wood

The clock's inner workings are also made mostly of wood.

[Jeff Foushee, 05/06/2019]

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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.


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