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WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio - June 11, 2010
My name is Raymond Pavkov. I’m a certified master clockmaker.
Chimes Ringing (ambi bed)
My mom says when I’d get a wagon or a bicycle, first thing I’d do is take the wheels off and grease the axels. So, working around gears and cogs all my life, I just kind of had an interest in it.
The apprenticeship that I started with was with a master clockmaker out in Guilford. He was actually a seventh generation clockmaker, so he was very well versed in the art and the craft of clock restoration.
The first thing I learned was by mistake and that was before you take nuts and bolts off of a clock, you have to make sure you’ve released all of the power. Because if you don’t let down the spring, things will go flying, and I’ve picked up many pieces off of the floor in my first days.
I hear a lot of sounds … tick tock tick tock...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
Today, most people buy new things rather than repair things that break.
But as WNPR's Patrick Skahill found out, one local businessman is disposing of our throwaway culture, by repairing something most families refuse to throw away - their antique clocks.OUTRO: