Well I just acquired this off of Ebay K&O plate1355 serial # 26951 It appears to be all original missing the suspension and the anchor is a minor joke eye screw. But it has a wonderful original heavy glass dome. So here are a few pictures.
Yes, would like to know the paint and your technique to cover the brass!
I think I notice that one of the fasteners that hold the movement onto the lintel seems a bit off vertical. I fight this when I reassemble a clock...I take some pains to make sure that the lower plate pillars are rotated to the best position...I use the fasteners to hold the pillars in place while I tighten the front plate screws. That usually keeps the pillars locked into position.