I friend of mine sent this to me asking how I would handle this supposed repair if it came in like this. I have used these screw on bushing plates a few times where there was some reason that makes a normal bushing difficult or impossible but I have never seen the entire clock done this way. I suggested he remove them and bush it correctly however, that will leave a number of screw holes in the plates. I open this up for observation and discussion. Also, does anyone recognize this clock. It has a Sessions movement but he could not find it in the resources he checked. That could mean it's not a Sessions or one that is not documented in the regular books. Does anyone recognize it.