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Introducing an exciting new project set to commence June 2023 in collaboration togehter with Dieter Schiller, the digitizing and building a remake of a Roentgen & Kinzing Benjamin Franklin type clock. This ambitious endeavor aims to revive the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the renowned clockmaker Peter Kinzing, as he pay homage to the visionary Benjamin Franklin.
The process of digitizing and rebuilding this clock will involve extensive research, careful analysis of existing historical records, and collaboration with experts in the field of horology. Advanced imaging techniques and modern manufacturing methods will be employed to recreate the intricate components and mechanisms that bring this clock to life.
Through this project, we aim to preserve the legacy of Roentgen, Kinzing, and Franklin, while showcasing the fusion of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary technologies.
As the project embarks on this exciting journey, we look forward to uncovering the secrets and intricacies of this historical timepiece, and ultimately sharing its beauty and innovation with enthusiasts, historians, and admirers of horological wonders.
When visiting Neuwied, I highly recommend taking the time to explore the Roentgen & Kinzing Museum. It promises an enriching experience worth your while.
In the project, my responsibility involves digitizing the clock based on historical data, drawings, and photos, utilizing Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Additionally, I am tasked with creating technical drawings. This process will encompass digitizing the tools required for crafting specific components, as originally fashioned by Dieter Schiller.
I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous support you all have provided us. Your assistance has been invaluable and has made a significant impact on our journey.
Bernd Willscheid, Roentgen Museum, Neuwied
Ian D. Fowler, Friesenhagen
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Dieter Schiller's adept craftsmanship marks the beginning of skillfully crafting components.
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