Antique Clock Resurrection

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Blog entry by Bstrom posted 09-25-2020 10:40 PM 470 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it happened again. Strolled into an antique store and found an antique clock looking for a good home. Happened the first time about two months ago with a little mantle clock that miraculously had all the parts, although all loose and disconnected. Negotiations ended at $40. Took it home, cleaned it up, reassembled the suspension spring and pendulum – bingo! Runs like a top,

Today, I went into a new shop and found this wall clock – parts and all were complete. Again, just $40 to take it home. A little more work on this one but simple stuff. A light 320 sand all over, glue the pendulum door back together, recondition the bezel back to it bright brass and recoat with Formby’s to keep the original and natural wood color. Everything is still drying, so I’ll have the finished piece hanging on the wall tomorrow.

Be right back…

-- Bstrom

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 11:01 PM

Nice find, especially with all of the parts

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 09-26-2020 01:28 AM

Having fun trying to determine who the maker is – a common challenge with antique clocks. However, it is looking 100% better after adding the finish and when it is reassembled. This is a rewarding woodworking challenge for a unique result – another working clock.

-- Bstrom

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