Idle-Tyme The Original Rolling Ball Clock
by Joe Mayenschein
(La Valle, WI.)
The Classic Walnut Version
Here is the original Rolling Ball Clock. The Idle-Tyme Clock.
The rolling ball clock was invented by Harley Mayenschein in the 1970s. He patented the design and founded Idle Tyme Corporation in 1978, which manufactured these clocks from solid hardwoods. Later, a license on the patent was sold to Arrow Handicraft. In the 1970s and early 1980s
When Harley Passed away in 1985 the family closed the business. It was far to hard emotionally to continue on.
But Tyme heals all wounds and Joe, Harley's Son and primary clock maker is working on getting the business started again. Go to their web site for a complete history of the clock and it's inventor, as well as information on when the clocks will be available again.