Thursday, January 10, 2013

A special clock

I recently inherited a clock which was given to my grandparents as a wedding gift in the 30's.  It was supplied with a broken suspension spring which I have replaced, but apart from that the clock is complete.  With the new suspension spring the pendulum can swing but the clock doesn't seem to go for more than 20 minutes so I have handed the job to a clockmaking friend who has suggested that the mainsprings should be cleaned to remove any gummed up grease or rust.