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Skeleton clock

HoratioG

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Hello and thanks for having me in the group. A bit of info about myself first. I've inherited hundreds of clocks, pocket watches, wrist watches and suchlike from my Great Uncle who was a clock and watch maker. I've gotten the bug for all things horological. I would love to eventually be able do minor repairs on clocks and learn the ropes. This is one of the many clocks I came across and wondered if anyone could shed some light on its age or even the maker as I can't see any marks. Also is this worth restoring professional, ie will the costs outweigh the value of the fully restored clock. Any information would be appreciated. Kind regards Darrell 20210911_200052.jpg 20210911_200052.jpg 20210911_200058.jpg 20210911_200104.jpg 20210911_200111.jpg 20210911_200122.jpg
 

DeanT

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Realistically the cost of the restoration will probably be more than the value of the clock. However, this clock might be quite easy to fix as it time only although it is spring driven. Do you have the pendulum and the dome?

If it was mine I'd hang onto it until you are capable of fixing it with the assistance of this board or a local club club. There's quite a lot of work bringing the brass back to a polished surface but its work anyone can do with a bit of patience.
 
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JTD

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I agree with Dean, it's a nice clock and well worth restoring. As has been said, the cost of restoration by a professional may be more than the value of the clock but, on the other hand, it is a family heirloom and there is where the value lies.

When restored, it would be a lovely clock to pass on down the family.

JTD
 

Uhralt

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Just in case you are tempted to restore the clock yourself: Be careful, the clock spring is currently fully wound and the spring is very powerful. Unless the spring is broken, the clock must run down completely before any attempt to dissemble it. This is best achieved by removing the anchor on top of the movement.

Uhralt
 
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