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