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Cat Gut restoration

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jparker

Guest
Is there a way to lubricate or preserve cat gut cord? I have a clock that has cat gut and the cord does not appear to be in bad shape. I didn't know if there was a treatment to soften and restore it as close to original as possible. Thanks Jim
 
J

jparker

Guest
Is there a way to lubricate or preserve cat gut cord? I have a clock that has cat gut and the cord does not appear to be in bad shape. I didn't know if there was a treatment to soften and restore it as close to original as possible. Thanks Jim
 
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chasbaz

Guest
Hi Jim,
I usually use clock oil on the gut of tallcase movements and it seems to preserve them well. You should strength test your gut for the full length and check for any nicks or signs of rot. If gut dries out it can become quite brittle. If you are not sure, you can buy natural gut from clock suppliers.
Charles

chasbaz
 
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jparker

Guest
Thanks for the info. Jim