Just recently purchased a Waltham Grandfather clock which needs help. The chime sound is loud and harsh so I believe the leather on the hammers need replacing and I need guidance on what type of leather to use and, if unique, where to buy. The leather seems to be tied on with wire. What would be the best method for applying the new leather (wire and glue)? Also, the string for hanging the tubes has been replaced with very thick string which seems to interfer with proper installation. What material can I use to replace this string? Thanks for your help. My experience is limited to mantle clocks and I appreciate all the help I can get.
Thanks in advance.