Welcome to Blackstone Manor Clock Repair
Blackstone Manor Clock Repair consistently provides high quality service at a fair price. Some clock repair businesses restrict what they will do under warranty, but we continue to put our customers first with a friendly "old fashioned" warranty policy that will make you glad you came to us.
We believe that a good referral from a happy customer is the best form of advertising. We take pride in the many positive comments written about us on websites that do consumer reviews of local businesses.
Blackstone Manor Clock Repair can be easily reached from anywhere in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. See Map Located in downtown Hopkins, Minnesota, we are easy to find, are in a beautiful and clean environment, and there's great access with on-street parking directly in front of our store. Hopkins has antique stores, coffee shops, eating establishments, and a great small town friendly attitude. We are pleased to say that we are a part of the Hopkins Mainstreet business district, and our customers seem to appreciate it as well.
Blackstone Manor Clock Repair has a historical connection to the Kuempel Chime Clock Works of Minnetonka, Minnesota, which ceased doing business in 2008. For the whole story, click here.
Call 952-920-1300 for a repair estimate. If you cannot bring your clock to us, we will do housecalls. Also, we welcome clocks for repair by mail from locations in the United States and other countries. Click here or call, email, or write for more information.
To learn more about Blackstone Manor Clock Repair, you may find these videos, brought here from various online sources, both fun and informative!
A clip made by Dex: Click here
"Fish Out of Water", courtesy of HopkinsPatch.com: Click here
"Time Heals", courtesy of HopkinsPatch.com: Click here
“Building a Walkable, Bikeable Community”, courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota: Click here
We are proud to be certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute, and recipient for the sixth straight year of the coveted Super Service Award from Angie's List.
John Harrison (1693-1776)
In the early 1700s, long distance travel via sailing ships was becoming commonplace, but there was danger because the navigators did not have an accurate way to determine the precise location of their ship as they sailed it towards their next destination. What was needed was a clock that could withstand the temperature changes and lurching movements of a ship and yet remain extremely accurate for several months while the ship was at sea. It was a technical challenge that was thought to be impossible to solve; in 1714 England offered a prize equivalent to about $4.6 million in today's dollars to the person who could produce such a device. John Harrison, a virtually unknown English clockmaker, became internationally famous after he successfully demonstrated what is called the longitude clock, or marine chronometer. His invention revolutionized sea travel, making it much safer. In doing so, Harrison also invented such devices as the grasshopper escapement, the bimetallic strip, and the caged roller bearing that are still used today in not only clocks but many other mechanical devices. Harrison never received the prize money from the British Parliament for a number of reasons, the political circumstances surrounding the reward money being a major factor. However, he did receive a much smaller sum after King George III personally interceded on his behalf. (source-- Dava Sobel: Longitude)
- Monday through Friday
- 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Testimonials from our Customers
Mark Purdy at Blackstone Manor Clock Repair did an outstanding job setting up and tuning my family heritage grandfather clock I had moved into the Twin Cities. I asked around who would do a quality job, and Mark was recommended. --P.A.
This was truly a wonderful experience...It was a delight to work with this company. I highly recommend them! --K.V.
From my first contact with Mark, to the installation everything went smoothly. He was professional, cordial and considerate. When he saw that he was going to be a few minutes later getting to my house than his appointment time he called to ask if it would be alright. --T.K.
He seems very honest and punctual...He answered my questions...He did not push any unnecessary repairs on me. We would use his services again in the future. --L.A.
I was able to park right in front of the shop on Main Street in Hopkins. Mr. Purdy showed me how to operate the clock and instructed me as to its idiosyncracies. He said I could call him any time with questions and he carried the heavy clock to my car for me. --K.S.
We had a great experience with Blackstone Manor. Mark Purdy and his staff are very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. They were able to give us a little history on our clock -- where it was made, the year, and how much it originally sold for. --P.K.
Mr. Purdy and his staff were very friendly and welcoming. They turned our visit to their shop into a field trip on the inner workings of clocks for our children. It was type of establishment which you feel happy supporting. --D.W.
Links to Horological Sites
AWCI - The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute A Walk Through Time - History of Timekeeping
Legacy Chime Clocks - Your Source for Kuempel-style Clocks!