John Wilding - A "LARGE WHEEL" SKELETON CLOCK—This clock features simplicity of design in the inverted "Y" frames together with the large main wheel. A further interesting note is the equal size of both the third and escape wheels. This balances the upper part of the clock. It is driven by a mainspring in a "gong" barrel and has optional stopwork.
I designed and built this clock for a Navy friend who thought it might be a nice anniversary gift for his wife of 20 years. Chuck (my navy friend) and I were assigned to DESRON 17 and deployed to the Middle East and Somalia in (Blackhawk D.