I have been reading these forums for several weeks and it has inspired me to take the plunge with my first antique clock. It is an inexpensive estate sale purchase and I believe that it would be appropriate as a learning platform. I am pretty sure that it does not have value as a full restoration as such. Here is what I believe that I have based on a novice perspective. It is a Boardman and Wells OG type clock that was originally weight driven wooden movement. It has now been converted to a battery movement. The wooden movement (original?) is with the clock but, not installed and inoperable with teeth missing from at least one wheel and a pinion. The painted wooden dial appears to be original as does the top glass. The inside of the door has numerous names and dates (1863-1868?) written in pencil. There is a pretty well-preserved maker's label in the case. The sides of the case look very unfinished and I wonder if they are a rework. There is no bob and one weight. So, I am looking for honest input what my objectives should be with this particular clock. Should I buy a spare movement and try to get it working? Should I just part it out and move on to something else? Clean it up a little and leave it as a conversation piece? Sorry for the lengthy note. Pictures are attached. I look forward to your input and guidance.
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