So, TGIF and all that stuff? Time to cycle down a bit and get ready for the week end? Well, since I am retired every day is Friday, except Sunday. But, to the point of this little missive, a couple of months ago a Jacob Custer tall clock found its way in here for a bit of work. I have covered it in a bit of detail in a prior discussion, see here American - Jacob Custer, unusual mechanism 8 day tall clock Now these little precision devices are not common. What is the likelihood of a second one coming in the door today? About 100%. I got the last one back on the road after perhaps 30 or more hours of investigation, research, close observation, solder removal, fine tuning, bushings in strange places, and a visit to a shaman or two. This one is similar but different, pillar and scroll model, 8 day. This one has a similar strike mechanism but it is vertical in nature where the tall clock had the rather infamous helicopter strike mechanism. This clock has the same strange mechanical setup where the great wheel teeth are used as the rack, and the weight on the time side drops when the hands are advanced to set the clock. More to follow when I get into this unique opportunity and figure out next steps.