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« on: October 25, 2007 09:26:22 PM »

I'm directing a short play for my Directing class, and I'd love to display a clock that runs backwards.  Is there a simple way to make this happen?  I'm hoping to find a really cheap battery-operated kind of clock from K-Mart.

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007 02:41:58 PM »

Personally I would just set it on glass and turn it around.
How to explain??

Get a circle of glass and cut a whole in the center for the works/hands.

On the front side of the glass paint your numbers in a stark color such as red or black.

Now place the works/hands through the whole backwards. I would paint the hands a contrasting color to the numbers (red hands for black numbers maybe?)
The hands SHOULD appear to run backwards now. Unless I am having a moment.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 01:56:26 PM »

My FIL made one of these for one of his sons (not my dh) that was always late.  He bought the clock motor from a craft shop. you could google for it.
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