Clocks made by AAHS members

 
G Carr - Rolling Ball Clock
Graeme's version of this iconic clock is polished and gilded with detailing and mechanical improvements of the highest standard. The case is also machined to perfection.
 
G Carr - Other Clocks
Skeleton (Great Wheel Clock)
This exceptionally well made clock includes machining the composite case top and bottom.
Merlin Clock
A very difficult clock to build and done perfectly by Graeme.
 
 
 
V. C Kenney - Regulator Clock
One month going regulator with fully skeletonized movement, polished and gilded, with Australian motives on the mahogany case and carving. Maintaining power, stop-work, adjustable pallets and crutch, knife edge suspension, silvered and skeletonized dial with stainless steel micro-bearings to some arbors.
 
V. C. Kenney - Giant Banjo Clock
One second beat regulator. Vivian hand carved the wooden case then did the reverse painting and gilding as well the dial and unusual hands
 
Clocks by V. C Kenney
LongCase Clock
Australian solid Pencil Cedar case, nine foot high, 8 day striking long-case.
ES and A Replica Clock
Vivian built this clock for Jeanette. Carved cedar case in the likeness of a famous Melbourne bank clock.
Grasshopper Display Clock
A working interpretation of an early Harrison grasshopper escapement. Out of different hardwoods with giant escape wheel 60 cms.
Skeleton Clock
8-day great wheel skeleton case, part of AAHS Clock Making Project Group at VCK's workshops.
 
Clocks by V. C Kenney
Opal Ozzie
Australian solid Pencil Cedar case, nine foot high, 8 day striking long-case.
Bavarian Style Clock
Vivian built this clock for Jeanette. Carved cedar case in the likeness of a famous Melbourne bank clock.
Shed Roof Clock
Large Smiths electric clock movement fitted into pine case made over a period of 24-hours for the front shed.

 
V. C. Kenney - Turret Clock
This turret clock is Vivian's own highly polished and lacquered showpiece. He designed it in 2002 and the AAHS Turret Clock Group eventuated with 38 members each building themselves a version of this clock as a group project. (See Turret Clock Group Project further below). The clock is a dead beat escapement, with adjustable pallets and crutch with maintaining power, removable bronze end-stones throughout, a one second beat pendulum with custom made crank and pulley and pilot dial. It has 6mm brass plates with high count pinions throughout with silver and stainless steel used on pinions and arbors. The movement weighs 23 kilograms and is 19 and a half inches high and includes a three foot skeletonized dial and hands.
 
V. C. Kenney - Pixie Land
Below is a seven meter long animated model, with a clock as it’s main feature. It has paved roads of gold and amethysts plus dozens of working Pixies that run on the quarters with music box installed. Work done by Vivian and his son Kariss. Clock triggers all the crouzet electric motors that run figures, water pumps for the rivers, merry-go-rounds etc. Can be seen at Penhalluriaks in Caulfield – runs 24X7.
 
V. C. Kenney - The making of Pixie Land
Some pictures of the making of Pixie Land from original rough sketch to completion
 
 
 
Skeleton Clock Project Group
Members of the AAHS joined forces to build themselves skeleton clocks. This involved first building a portable wheel cutting machine and a portable pinion cutting machine. These were mainly built by Graeme Carr and Barry Foreman. Next members were taught basic wheel and pinion cutting theory by G. Carr and received a certificate before commencing with the workshops themselves. The first few workshops at Warrawong Hall were followed by many more in VC KenneyÂ’s home workshops.
 
Regulator Clock Project
Members of the AAHS joined forces to build themselves 36 John Wilding style Regulators at Vivian C. Kenney's home workshops with G. Carr as Chief Engineer, G. Germaine as workshop manager. The regulators were redesigned to be month going with a high count silver steel conversion pinion and adjustable pallets and crutch, many used knife edge suspension and also mercury pendulum bobs were used by some as an option, all have invar rod pendulum rods and the cases with beveled glass were made or commissioned by their owners, some in Australian hardwoods. The dial sizes were optioned as 12 inch and 10 inch, some of which were skeletonized by V Kenney for their owners. Many items CNC machined by G. Carr. Most one month going movements are running on 6-9 kilograms, many of the clocks used micro bearings all have hardened and polished pinions and pallets. Maintaining power and stop-work was used on most of the clocks. Stainless steel cable line with a special heavy bronze mounting block that was cast for all the clocks to help with rigidity. The project ran for two years with two groups attending alternate Saturdays and Wednesday's at Vivian's workshops.
 
Members of the Regulator Group:
J. Buchanan, D. Calabro, G. Carr, B. Carroll, M. Connolly, R. Cook, A. Duncan, H. Duncan, B. Foreman, P. Geermans, G. Germaine, M. Goodwin, G. Hocking, A. Irachi, V. Kenney, C. Knight, L. Lewis, M. Lucas, J. Macleod, J. McDonald, J. Mosley, P. Oudman, D. Rivers, D. Ross, C. Switzer, J. Teh, L. Raiter, T. Wilmot and L. Lu
 
 
 
Trevor Herbstreit
Trevor has developed his own unique style of clock, recycling pieces from old movements and incorporating them into new designs combining exciting innovation with excellent finish.
 
 
 
Turret Clock Group Project
38 members of the AAHS met on a regular basis to build themselves a Turret clock movement designed by V.C. Kenney. Each member has put their own unique “stamp” on their clock by building their own stand for display of this beautiful piece. Below is the story of this enormous project that is still enjoying write-ups in magazines throughout the world .This particular article is from the American publication Clock and Watch, which represents the National Association of Watch and Clock makers internationally. Details areavailable here.