- On 4 September 2014
- In Senza categoria @en
Certaldo: the Clock Keeper for the Public Clock (1815)
The year was 1815
In the month of May, the city of Certaldo deliberated with regard to the duties of the
Clock Keeper for the Public Clock
” Employment of a Keeper of the Clock with the charges and commissions hereafter:
To wind the public Clock, to keep it well cared for and to adjust it when necessary.
The annual commission to be paid by the City is set at £ 60 “
Here in Certaldo, someone is still practicing the ancient and noble art of horology:
He has done restoration work on the ancient clock of Certaldo’s Palazzo Pretorio, as well as the far more famous clock of the Duomo of Florence.