Antique Fusee Clock Restoration
It's common for us to receive clocks for restoration with extreme rust. Perhaps from sitting in a shed or garage for many years. First, the movement will be inspected for any damage and we will take note of the parts that need to be replaced. Then the broken wheels will be remade, worn pivots or pinions will be replaced, the movement will be cleaned and reassembled to the original standard.
We were requested to restore this once splendid fusee clock. As you can see, it had not been tended to in a very long time after being in a cellar for the past sixty years. The client had faith in our restoration skills, and was willing to invest in us to bring this antique clock back to its original splendour.
Once the movement had been restored, a suitable bezel and convex glass was fitted, and the dial was restored to its former glory.
Below, you can see the fusee movement from a clock which came into our workshop after being left untended to for many years. If you look at the photographs closely, you can see the rust oozing out from the pivots.
You can see the very same movement after a fairly intensive restoration.
As we were told by the client, this third movement had not received attention for at least a hundred years!
The movement was cleaned and restored. All rust was removed, down to every last single screw and washer. Moving parts were inspected and repaired.
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