Mackintosh Studio Clocks Restoration Project, 2011-2013

In June 2011, the Archives and Collections was awarded a grant by Museums Galleries Scotland under its Recognition scheme. The Mackintosh Studio Clocks restoration project intended to conserve and reinstate the original studio clocks, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1910.

The importance of these wooden clocks is that they were run as an electrically operated ‘master and slave’ system – a rare and important technical innovation of the time. Since the early 1990s the clocks have stopped working, mainly due to the failure of various technical components.

The project sought to reinstate the clocks back to their original working condition and to provide evidence as to their significance to early 20th century British horology.

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