Antique Clock Repair and Restoration Specialists

Badly Rusted Antique Fusee Clock Restoration

It is quite common to receive a movement for restoration that is extremely rusty, perhaps it has been sitting in a shed or garage for many years. The movement will be inspected, any worn parts will be replaced, the broken wheels will be remade, any worn pivots or pinions will be replaced, the movement will then be cleaned and reassembled to the original standard.

We were asked to undertake the restoration of this once rather splendid fusee clock. It was rusty and dirty after being in a cellar for 50 to 60 years. The client had faith in our restoration skills and was willing to invest to bring this antique clock back to its original splendour.

Dirty and dusty fusee clock after being in a cellar for apparently 50 to 60 years

As you can see in the photo below that the clock has been fully restored. A suitable bezel and convex glass was found and fitted and the dial restored to its original characteristics.

fusee dial clock restored

Below you can see the fusee movement from this clock which came into our workshop after being left for many years in a seriously dilapidated condition. If you look at the photographs you can see the rust oozing from the pivots.

Fusee movement prior to restorationFusee movement rearview prior to restoration

Below you can see the same movement after fairly intensive restoration which involve cleaning bushing and re-pivoting.

Fusee movement restoreMovement restored front view

This movement has not received any attention for at least a 100 years below you can see the pallet view.


The same movement cleaned and restored. All the rust was removed on every single screw and washer all the moving parts have been checked and repaired.

fusee movement restored top view

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The British antique furniture restorers Association

We are accredited members of BAFRA, (British Antique Furniture Restorers Association).

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We at Green & Cockburn are willing to help with any antique restoration project. Please contact us with your antique clocks and furniture restoration problems. Perhaps we can offer help and advice.

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Some of these fine antiques are looked after and housed in fine buildings supported by the Historic Houses Association.