Restoring Grandfather Clocks

The grandfather clock, an entirely new kind of furniture, first appeared in the late seventeenth century. From then on, with its long case to protect pendulum and weights, its rugged movement and large, clear indication of time, it has been a success story right up to the present day. Virtually none of these clocks is

The clock, an entirely new kind of furniture, first appeared in the late seventeenth century. From then on, with its long case to protect pendulum and weights, its rugged movement and , clear indication of time, it has been a success story right up to the present day. Virtually none of these is beyond repair and often the work required is within the scope of inexperienced owners. This is the first full-length book to cover repair and restoration of these attractive and often valuable antiques, including their casework. The first part outlines how to clean and service the clock ‘works’ and also how to refurbish the dial, while in the second part restoration or casework, both structural repairs and finishing, is considered. The illustrations are of two actual (one eight-day and one thirty-hour) and work proceeding on them. The last part of the book sketches common variations from these particular examples. Armed with this book and appropriate tools (for work on both movement and case), the owner of a dilapidated grandfather clock will be encouraged and given the know-how to restore it to life as a useful and attractive clock and a prized possession.

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Mr M J Cranefield says:

Practical Advice for the Amateur If you want to own one of these antiques, then this book will give you valuable advice about how to get it running and looking good. Longcase clocks are described, and fairly detailed instructions with illustrations take you through the stages of cleaning and repair of the movement and case. What can be best left to an expert is also explained. The illustrations let this book down a bit, it all looks a bit old fashioned, in the digital age these should be improved and would greatly enhance…

Retired Action Man says:

Great Product Arrived quickly after ordering. Very reasonable price therefore good all round value. Excellent reference book for clock restorers. Thank you.

MR M E THURSTON says:

Good book with lots of info Good book with lots of info. Photo’s not to clear when trying to relate to detail but diagrams are good

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