Appeal for a larger [C40C] waiting train movement.

While image browsing for Pulsynetic I came across an appeal for a C40C by Chris Jobson at Cumbria Clocks. I have no idea of the date of the appeal from the website.

It seems a "historically important" tower with four 8' dials is badly in need of a replacement after the original 'WT' was "lost."

Does anyone have a C40C they'd like to donate? Perhaps they'd like to contact Chris Dobson at Cumbria Clocks.

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The appeal image shows a gorgeous, pre-WW2, C40B [from ClockDoc's archive gallery] with matching "shoulders" to the upper mainframe. Its greater overall size and heftier construction [than the more typical C40A] should be obvious. A C40A movement was excluded from the appeal as being inadequate to the task.

The Cumbria Clock Co. Ltd is trusted with the service and repair of "horological household names" in nationally important tower clocks and countless others, less well known.

Image of The Royal Liver Building WT movement borrowed for educational purposes from the "Echo" news website.

The Cumbria Clock Co's Facebook page is a mouthwatering collection of unique images and videos for anyone who likes turret clocks. Including several WTs if you keep scrolling down. Though the faint hearted should not look down where dial restoration is concerned. The dial workers must have a real head for heights!

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By coincidence the Cumbria Clock Co is working on the Royal Liver Building's south facing dial. The hands had been set to 12 o'clock for quite a while. So they had to come off for the bearings to be checked. Probably the first time in over 100 years that the hands have been removed. The "Echo" published some images and video of the clock room and other videos have appeared on YouTube of the external dial work. The fully listed building has been bought by a property development company. Which automatically precluded any ratepayer or taxpayer's funding being used for the clock or dial repairs.

The original chimes had also been silent for four years before an amplified recording of the original system was recently installed. There was no room for a full set of bells during the original 19th century clock installation. So a system of hammers and chimes, amplified through a very original design of horn loudspeaker system had been added much later.

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