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Since that time he has mastered his trade and N. Kenzie Smith & Sons, Inc., in Jefferson, is a thriving family business. Sons Christopher, 40 and Keven, 33, have apprenticed under their father.
"Ninety percent of the clocks we repair are antique," says Smith, who also maintained the clocks at Antique Imports on East Street. [the current shop is next door] "One of the things that intrigues me most about restoring an antique clock is that when it is properly restored, not only should it look like it did 200 years ago, but the sounds it makes - ticking, striking, internal noises - will be just the same sounds the original owners heard when they brought it home from the clockmaker. It's the closest thing to time travel we'll ever experience."