Posted in - Movement restoration on January 2nd 2014
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Domestic clocks first started to appear in the early 1600’s and hence it is possible for a clock-maker/restorer of today, to be asked to service and repair clocks up to 400 years old! Naturally it requires knowledge of the methods and materials used through out the centuries to ensure that any work done on a …
Posted in - Metal polishing on January 2nd 2014
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Brass and silver cased clocks, in particular, are subject to oxidation and tarnishing due to reaction with the air, pollution and moisture therein. Most cases were originally lacquered to prevent the deterioration however in many cases this lacquer breaks down with time or is polished away.
These cases may be returned to their original glory by …
Posted in - Case making on January 2nd 2014
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It is not uncommon for a clock mechanism to be separated from its original case. Wooden cases deteriorate due to moisture, heat, glue failure, abuse and accident. Metal cases rust, oxidize, break or fall apart due to joint failure. Stone cases fall apart due to adhesive failure and accident.
As a result of these situations many …