Cyrus Wind Dancer’s first exposure to clock restoration is now a distant — yet exceptionally clear — childhood memory. He was just 11 and was visiting his grandfather, who owned an old grandfather clock that stopped ticking in 1937.
“I opened the door, and I just started working with it,” Wind Dancer said. “I got it running, but I didn’t know what I was doing. It started striking, and my grandfather came running in. He hadn’t heard that noise in 20 years.”
After this initial exposure, Wind Dancer let his passion rest for decades before he picked it up again with the opening of his shop, Clocksmith Cyrus, 12 years ago.
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