Timeless replica honors RSV Clock
Presented alongside the actual Richfield Springs Village clock is the miniature time piece created by Alan Lincourt. (Photo submitted by Lincourt)
Local photographer Alan Lincourt has combines his passion for photography and his love for his home town with the creation of a 12-inch tall working replica of the Richfield Springs village clock. Lincourt, a native of the Richfield Springs area and owner of the Cooperstown Time Company, has dabbled with desktop style clocks since the 1990s.
In addition to his most recent Desktop Village Clock timepiece, Lincourt has three patented baseball clock designs which he has sold over the years to different baseball teams such as the Mets, Yankees, Marlins, Dodgers, Reds, other teams and many baseball enthusiasts.
The Richfield Springs area continues to be a favorite photography topic for Lincourt and the old village clock has been a subject in many of his photos. Alan has been photographing the Richfield Springs and Cooperstown area since his return from his tour in the Air Force in the mid 70s. During his tour in the Air Force, Alan was stationed in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Colorado and the Republic of China. “Wherever I was stationed I saw the similarities to back home and decided that I would return to Richfield Springs and upstate New York to live,” he said. “This central upstate New York region is as beautiful as any place I have ever been.”
For approximately 15 years Lincourt said he has his customers “a photo sculpture product where a photograph is mounted onto cast acrylic. That photograph is coated with a glossy ultraviolet coating, and the main subject of that photograph is cut out using a laser. That photo is then mounted onto a base resulting in a free standing 3-D photo sculpture. The village clock is made this way in limited quantities with a Seiko quartz clock inserted into the photo sculpture. The clocks I use have real glass crystals with metal bezels.”
The Desktop Village Clock is available online at www.shop.cooperstowntime.com. This clock will also be on display and available for ordering at the Richfield Springs Historical Museum, which Lincourt said will receive a percentage of the proceeds of from those sales.