The Nannup Clock Tower is located in Nannup, a historic timber town in the beautiful Blackwood Valley, South West Western Australia. It is a beautiful building with a vast collection of local and handmade products in its interesting shops.
The clock, which is the largest of its type in the world, is housed inside the Nannup Clock Tower. The clock face is visible from the outside of the building, but you need to get inside to see for yourself how the inner workings take place and appreciate the wooden craftsmanship.
The world’s largest wooden pendulum clock was made by Kevin Bird, a local craftsman in Nannup. Bird learned to build clocks while working as an aircraft engineer for now-defunct airline Ansett Australia in the 1960s, when it still used some Douglas DC-3 and DC-4 aircraft left over from the second world war.
He started small, making made-to-order wooden grandfather clocks out of the workshop on his farm. The finished clock is six meters tall, weighs two tons, and took more than a decade to build. The largest single gear in the big clock is just over a meter in diameter, and 50mm thick. The frame is made from locally cut jarrah while the mechanism was made with laminated western she-oak.
The Nannup Clock Tower is open every day of the year except Christmas day
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