Specializing in American 19th century shelf and wall clocks.
- All work is completed in a timely manner, generally 1 month or less including test run period. Larger jobs may take longer.
Types of Service:
- Inspection and maintenance oiling with quality synthetic oil.
- Lubrication of mainsprings.
- Bushings installed.
- Beat and escapement adjustments/service.
- Replacement or fabrication of broken/missing parts where possible.
- Complete movement overhauls.
- Service for brass OR wood works movements, spring or weight driven.
- Minor case restoration and polishing.
- New mechanical movements installed.
- New home set-up after a move.
- Insurance appraisals.
- Consignment sales of antique clocks.
It is recommended that antique clocks be checked and oiled every 2 years to maintain proper operation. Clocks are machines, and machines require regular maintenance to operate efficiently.
Complete movement overhauls will consist of the following service:
- Complete disassembly and hand cleaning of all parts.
- Inspection for damage and other needs.
- Repair/replace faulty parts, as needed.
- Polish all pivots, as needed.
- Clean out and smooth pivot holes, as needed.
- Install bushings in worn pivot holes, as needed.
- Clean and lubricate mainspings if applicable.
- Resurface/polish verge pallets, as needed.
- Service escape wheel teeth, as needed.
- Install new weight cords if applicable.
- Assemble, oil, and set up movement.
- Install movement in case and set beat to run on level surface. Test run and adjust for 1 or more weeks, or as otherwise needed.
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Seth Thomas regulator, c. 1885, after cleaning. Ready for overhaul.