11620 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 

Phone: 813-777-3437     Email: info@boydclocks.com      web: www.boydclocks.com

Our Specialties

Clock Repair Tampa, St. Petersburg

Clock Restoration

Grandfather Clock Service

Clock Sales (Cuckoo and Antique)

Serving Tampa since 1944.

BOYD  CLOCKS

​​since 1944

11620 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33612

Phone: 813-777-3437

Email: info@boydclocks

Web: www.boydclocks.com

Store Hours

1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday thru Friday

11 am to 1 pm, Saturday

Closed Monday

David Boyd and his son Spencer exhibiting the tower clock at the NAWCC Regional Show in Lakeland February 2016.

Circa 1680 - 1745 French Tower Clock

The clock is a Circa 1680 - 1745 French wrought iron turret clock.  It"s a flatbed design similar to Big Ben in England..  These wrought iron clocks were probably made in a blacksmith shop.  The last of the wrought iron clocks is Circa 1790.    After 1790 the flatbed clocks were made of cast iron.  It would have been in a church tower or clock tower in a town or village.  Only the very wealthy had a clock, so this would have been the time piece for the entire community. The clock strikes the hour and the half hour.  

The ship was added to allow for a shorter compound pendulum so that we could display it.  The ship is a model of the "Astrolabe" a French Corvette type of a little later period.. 

David Boyd acquired the clock in late 2014 and spent the next year restoring it.  It has been cleaned and powder coated.  The escape wheel still shows the design marks. It can be seen working in the shop.