Time standing still on clock in the Village of Brockport

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The Seth Thomas Tower Clock at Brockport United Methodist church can’t tell you anything.

“We tried to oil the face to work and it just wouldn’t work. Finally, the clock just quit,” David Moore with the Village of Brockport explained.

That was over a year ago.

But Moore, also a member of Village of Brockport Lions Club, is now on a mission to get the hands moving again on the old clock.

He said a company called ‘Essence of Time’ has been hired to fix it.

But time doesn’t always move quickly.

“It [is going to] take about a year to fix it,” Moore explained. “All the gears; it’s not like you can go to Sears and buy a gear. [The company] has to make those gears.”

Moore says too while time in this case is priceless, it’ll cost a lot to fix this.

$21,500, to be exact.

That money will either have to come from a grant or funds the Lions Club raises themselves.

So we asked Moore why it’s so important to get the old clock moving again.

He told us simply: it’s a piece of history.

“In 1914, the daughters of the American Revolution commissioned to have this clock made and installed.”

Moore said fixing it will take time and effort, but he’s hoping it’ll be fixed in time to become another part of history

“I think it was dedicated in May, so I’m hoping we can get it done sooner than expected and get it done around the same time it was done in 1914,” he said.

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