Hey everyone! A discussion in another thread regarding service and overhaul intervals reminded me that I've been meaning to ask about protective enclosures. So here goes... The clock we're restoring for our historic county courthouse was housed in a big galvanized metal box since the late 70's. For all intents and purposes, it worked. There was very little bird poop and very little dust on the movement when the box was cut away. When going into this restoration project, the county liked the idea of having an enclosure installed around the clock again to help protect it, but hated the idea of hiding it after all the work being put in to it. So it was proposed that we do an acrylic or Lexan box and actually install lighting and a web cam to allow everyone to view the clock remotely in the lobby and/or website. I really like the idea, if they feel they must have it, but is there anything I'm not thinking of that would be a downfall to an acrylic enclosure? Only thing that comes to mind is a layer of dust on the top and of course it must still be vented, and the top would have to have enough support so that the panels don't get "droopy" when it gets hot up in the dial room. Anyone else do something like this? Do people even do enclosures anymore, or just strive to keep it clean? suggested alternatives? I'll be servicing the clock myself, so I'm aiming to keep it clean, but the decision to have an enclosure may be out of my control. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks guys!