Two recent additions to our ranch are these beautiful clocks, generously donated by long time guest and friend, Ron Lotz. Ron transported them by van, all the way from St Louis on a 3000 mile round trip.

The grandfather clock was made in Yorkshire, England in 1835 and transported to the USA in the late 1800s. It stands in a mahogany case showing all the classic aspects of the era; spiral turned pillars and broken arch bonnet, wide bonnet door full turned pillars at the trunk and ogee bracket feet. The painted dial is signed with the clockmaker’s name and features colourful country house scenes in the arch and corners. The clock has an 8 day brass weight driven movement and a beautiful hourly chime. It looks impressive in our ‘Mineshaft’ room.

Face of the grandfather clock showing the painted scenes.

The wall clock is typical of saloon clocks of the 1800s and sits, appropriately in our Trappman saloon. It is an American Waterbury from Conneticut, New England. Its 30 day movement makes it a rare piece. These clocks could be found throughout the 19th Century in schoolhouses, railway stations and, of course, saloons. We are very proud to have one in our saloon today.