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Transporting a brass tube clock

glaze417

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I plan to purchase a 5 tube Grandfather clock today and would welcome any tips on safe transport. I have always secured chime rods with holes punched in card board pieces but never transported a tube chime clock. I am familiar with proper handling on weights and putting pressure on cables. It's the tubes on concerned about. Thanks
 

Robert Gift

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I plan to purchase a 5 tube Grandfather clock today and would welcome any tips on safe transport. I have always secured chime rods with holes punched in card board pieces but never transported a tube chime clock. I am familiar with proper handling on weights and putting pressure on cables. It's the tubes on concerned about. Thanks
Wearing cotton gloves to protecthe tubes, I would wrap each well in paper and bundle all together. I have done such with metal pipe organ pipes most of which aressentially solder: Sn & Pb (Tin & Lead)
 

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I plan to purchase a 5 tube Grandfather clock today and would welcome any tips on safe transport. I have always secured chime rods with holes punched in card board pieces but never transported a tube chime clock. I am familiar with proper handling on weights and putting pressure on cables. It's the tubes on concerned about. Thanks
With only five tubes, I use a thin blanket. Simply lay the blanket out, roll the longest tube till covered, then roll the rest one at a time lifting the first over the new one so tubes do not touch each other until all are wrapped into one bundle. Then use cord or bungee cords to secure. With eight or nine tubes, four or five to a bundle is all you can carry.
 

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