Restoration of a Longcase Clock.

Recently I bought a Longcase Clock, well most of you know I like them, and as my first job from college was in a clock shop mending the cases, delivering them and setting them up for the clients, it’s hardly surprising I have a few! Here are a few photo’s of the clock as I got it, and today I gently cleaned a little of the timber with a reviving fluid, whilst I was waiting for a client to arrive, here is the result. It’s likely that the gloss will fade and in the next few months I shall revive, enhance, re-glue the mouldings into place, they were found in the case itself, clean the movement and ensure it keeps good time, it’s got a good sounding strike. One of the things that does need replacing is the sound fret or frieze above the door in the hood, as the current one is a replacement, and I’m sure it could be nicer! Keep following here and I’ll add a bit every two weeks at least! Here’s the first few photographs, as it was received, and after a little “chuckling” as a late client used to say! This looks quite dramatic, and it is, but it will mellow as the reviving fluid dries, then eventually gets more TLC! Hope you like them, and yes, ask if you have any questions, and I’ll try to help! Thanks, Andy.