This is my current “when I find the time” project. Someone gave me a couple old wooden movements that were all apart in a box. The parts are all there and this one seemed to have the least wrong with it. The time side great wheel had three wire teeth and one chipped tooth so the first task was to replace these 4 teeth. From one of the pictures, it looks like someone couldn’t get the pivots in the holes and just decided to pound the plates to gether. All of the pillars need to be reglued, and of course it is filthy, and will need a few bushings. Notice where someone glued a brass hand washer over a worn pivot hole Rathburn style. Of course that will have to go. I can deal with those issues but there are a few things on which I could use some advice, options, and information. The bottom edge of the back plate has three holes. Looks like maybe wood screw heads have been seated in the holes at one time. I don’t know who made the movement or what clock it came from. Does anyone know what these holes might be for? Is it possible they are original? Would you try to plug them or just leave them? The front plate has 4 wood blocks which look like backing for the clock face. They look old. Are these blocks original or something someone added? Sadly, someone has oiled the movement and there are oil stains on the front plate. I’m not sure what I will do with the movement when it’s finished, but one thought is to mount it in a glass or clear plastic case. Has anyone had any success getting oil stains out of old wooden plates? Bob C.