CPR station clock
Mfd. By Bradley Woodworks, 880 Birch Ave., Milton, Ontario,
Canada L9T 3Z2. Phone orders: 905-901-4778
Here is the perfect finishing touch for the railroad room, den or living-room,
and it's a great holiday gift idea too: a beautifully crafted, limited-edition,
reproduction of a Canadian Pacific station clock. When the Canadian Pacific
Railway celebrated its 100th anniversary, it had Bradley Wood-works produce
a very limited run of 100 reproduction station clocks. Now, 18 years later,
Bradley Woodworks is producing another limited run of CPR clocks featuring
the railroad's new beaver logo.
Copied from a 100 year-old Seth Thomas World Regulator wall clock in
the CPR archives, the wooden case is made of solid oak and measures 32"
in overall length and 41/2" deep.
The clock features a 161/2" wide octagonal frame that surrounds a 12" diameter
light beige face with large black roman numerals from I to XII and smaller,
corresponding Arabic numbers 13 through 24. The 24-hour clock face also
sports the words "Canadian Pacific Railway" and has the Canadian Pacific
beaver shield logo neatly printed below the center of the dial. Above the
center of the dial is a small second-hand with the time marked off in ten-second
increments. The rim around the glass face and all of the trim hardware
is made of solid brass. The lower portion of the case, which houses the
pendulum, is 10" wide and 16" long and has a glass window that shows off
the pendulum movement. The quality of woodwork on the clock is outstanding.
All of the joints meet perfectly and the finish is excellent.
The heart of the clock is a German-made, eight-day, spring-wound movement.
The only assembly that is required is to attach the pendulum to the clock
movement. A simple sheet of instructions comes with the clock and covers
this step, as well as adjusting the clock so that it keeps the correct
time. On the bottom of the pendulum there is a small brass nut that can
be screwed either up or down to adjust the speed of the pendulum, which
in turn adjusts the speed of the clock. The sample clock required very
little adjustment. Once the clock is set up, all that it needs is to be
wound weekly with the key that comes with it.
This is a beautifully made clock that should provide years of service.
Each limited-edition, numbered clock comes with a certificate of authenticity
and is shipped directly from the manufacturer in a large, sturdy box surrounded
by rigid foam packing. The CPR model clock is priced at $360.00 plus $35.00
shipping and comes with a five year warranty. Look for Bradley Woodworks
to produce quality reproductions of other railroad's station clocks, including
those of the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, and Nickel Plate, as well as a
Seth Thomas No. 2, in the future.-C.P.D.