I was recently involved in some work on a clock tower in the Cronulla Mall . My teacher was centrally involved with several decades ago. At the time of the bi-centenary, a clock was given by Caltex to the Sutherland Shire, the clock having been made in 1770, the year Captain James Cook arrived in Kurnell.
The clock was made by Ainsworth Thwaites (of Thwaites and Reed) for Julion of Brentford.
When the clock arrived, it was not in good condition and my teacher was given the task of restoring it. This involved extensive work, including completely rebuilding the wooden barrels. It’s a testament to his good work that the clock remains in good condition all these years later. And those barrels are a work of art!