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Clock Repair

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've found a new repair expert to restore your treasures. On the date of the event, bring your broken clocks into our Gift Gallery. Minor repairs can be done while you shop; larger jobs will be taken back to the clock repair workshop and returned to The Little Traveler for pick-up.

Gage Rosti lives in Warrenville with his wife and one of his sons. He's been restoring clocks for 12 years.

When Gage was a young lad, a friend and he were playing ball in the house (against the rules) when the ball hit his mother's Anniversary Clock. Upon receiving his punishment, his father said, “Since you won’t be sitting for a while, you might as well learn to fix it.” Gage's father had repaired clocks as a hobby, and his grandfather had worked for the Sessions Clock Company in New York. Gage and his father had also built a few clocks together.

Time passed and Gage served in the Army, met and married his wife, Mary, and raised 5 children. After his father passed away, he was given all of his tools and notebooks detailing his repair work, as well as a few broken clocks. Gage decided to honor his father by fixing those clocks. When he was done, he found more broken clocks in resale stores, flea markets, and garage sales, so he fixed those, too. For a few years, Gage had a booth at the Kane County Flea Market where he sold those clocks. People started asking him to fix their clocks, and his clock repair business was born.



August 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Little Traveler

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