- Jan 18, 2016
I recently acquired a William Leavenworth & Sons tall case clock with wooden movement. The seller stated the clock did not work, it does. The problem is the crutch is hitting the back board. I know the clock has been repaired, I see some replaced teeth. I think the crutch wire is not original. Does the crutch wire look original? If no, what might be the most appropriate fix? Leave it in place and bend the wire to swing freely or replace with appropriate historical replica. There are condition issues with the case (broken glass, hood slats broken, lock won't work, etc.) but in overall good condition for a 150+ year old clock. Any info on the original condition for proper restoration would be much appreciated...I think someone painted the dial hands silver.