Wall Machine

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. The rhythmic swing of the long pendulum paired with the steady tempo of the Time Machine mechanism fills the air with harmonic sounds – a melody orchestrated and invented by artisan Florian Schlumpf.

The dynamic Wall Machine by Schlumpf creates a dramatic visual into the universe of time by virtue of its size. Measuring approximately 2.1 x 2.2 meters (6.9 x 7.2 feet), the bold, black filigree frame houses black and golden anodized gears contrasting with a mirror-polished golden pendulum disk and hands. A striking component is the large 1.8-meter (5.9 feet) orbital drive. An anchor beam rotating around the central anchor wheel provides constant movement.

Video by M.A.D. Gallery.

Details

The filigree frame has external dimensions of approx. 2.1 x 2.2 meters. It is also available without frame.
The wheels are either gold, black or silver anodized.
The largest gear, the anchor wheel, has a diameter of 1.8 meters.
The machine has an orbital drive, with the anchor beam rotating around the central anchor wheel.
The escapement uses spring-like anchor pallets, smooth and almost silent.
The pendulum is either mirror polished or with a goldfinish.
The machine indicates hour, minute, second and the day.

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