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  1. fbicknel

    fbicknel Registered User

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    This was bought in 1981. It ran for many a year, then didn't. It was boxed for many a year. I hauled it out this weekend and gave it a cleaning.

    Voila. A new clock on the wall. 20200523_163236.jpg
     
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    i first read your post as 'this was brought in in 1981'... which made me think someone brought it in for repair and you sure took your time getting to it! :cool:

    nice.
     
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    In a way, true. So many projects, "one of these days." Clock repair was one of those that sat on the back burner for many years.

    I took the movement to my grandfather's clock (not a grandfather clock, but a grandmother clock... it's complicated) to a local repair shop and asked how much to clean it. The answer pushed me over the edge, bought some junkers off eCray, and spent well over the amount I would have to fix that movement.

    In the process, I have learned why he wanted to charge me so much, as well. So... win/win. :)

    Of course, I did wind up with 14 clocks in running order in the process. So... win/win/win?

    Ironically, the movement that started it all is indeed repaired, but the case was cracked and I have yet to find a piece of wood to repair it.

    One of these days.
     
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    gleber Registered User

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    Nice carving!

    How does the clock on the left sound? Is that like an "air guitar?"

    Is that a popsicle stick for a hand on the middle one?

    Tom
     
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    fbicknel Registered User

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    ROTFL... yep... the hands are all polished waiting for a bluing treatment. So they're not allowed to see air now.
     

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