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Years of poor repairs and bad workmanship.

Antique clock movements run continuously without problems for remarkable periods of time; most of the subsequent wear results from the deterioration of the oil and the accumulation of abrasive dirt on working surfaces. Most of this wear and tear can be repaired and adjusted without recourse to making new components, which is ideal from a conservation point of view. Although not a scientifically reached statistic, it is my experience that pieces only need remaking if the original parts have be...

Posted on 5th August 2013