Clock Care's Previous Work

Clock Care Ltd has repaired and restored many clocks over the years. Here is just some of the work we have done.

  • Paul Garnier
  • Mystery Clock
  • Still Old & Co
  • Carriage Clock

Restoration of strike work for Paul Garnier

From this...

To this

New parts made

  • Quarter and hour racks
  • Flirt piece
  • Gathering pallets x 3, repeat lever and fly lock
  • Bell pump lever and associated parts
  • Rack hook
  • Added piece to gathering cock.
  • Rectified unusual quarter surprise piece
  • Stop work for the striking barrel
  • Bell hammer return springs.
  • Plugged holes previously made cut into the plate.

New parts made for Paul Garnier by Clock Care Ltd

Cad drawings used to assist production of some parts

Cad drawings used to assist production of some parts Cad drawings used to assist production of some parts

Using the same tooth pitch for both the hour and the quarters, in this case meant that the contact point for the quarter rack had to be closer to the fulcrum, because the steps on the quarter rack are shallow. Meaning the rack tail would not align with the centre of the snail as is commonly the case.

Cad drawings used to assist production of some parts

Blank racks in position to check tooth pitch against a scriber point height gauge.

New stop work

 

Guilmet Mystery Clock

Guilmet Mystery Clock internal workings under dial

Showing internal workings under dial.

a closeup of a washer used on one of the lions a stamp mark showing possibly a floral reef and a cross, found on the inside of the front plate

On the left is a closeup of a washer used on one of the lions. While on the right there is a stamp mark showing possibly a floral reef and a cross, found on the inside of the front plate.

Close up of the escapement

Close up of the escapement

Eight-day longcase for Still, Old & Co. Bristol circa 1780

Eight-day longcase Bristol circa 1780

Before

This is how it was before work began


After

Dial and automate work

Due to the condition of the brass and to conserve the original paintwork I decided to replace both Adam and Eve using the existing ones as templates, along with Adam's new arm and to make a complete serpent and collet as this was missing. I designed and manufactured automate driving levers. Then made new driving lever to operate the age of the moon dial nags head and lever.

New Automata Parts

New Automata Parts

Adam partly cut out with Eve beside

Adam partly cut out with Eve beside

Control linkage to drive automata work, there was an existing hole in the pallet arbor for the driving lever.

Control linkage to drive automata work

The new nags head and lever to drive the moon age wheel.

Cleaning of small silver-cased carriage clock

small silver-cased carriage clock

Showing top of clock

Small Sliver cased Carriage Clock

Hall mark London 1911

Hall mark London 1911

Detail of top of clock

Detail of top of clock

Cleaned platform ready for assembling

Cleaned platform ready for assembling

Movement ready for cleaning

Movement ready for cleaning

Work carried out.

  • Completely dismantled and inspected
  • Burnished all pivots
  • Removed excessive soft solder from barrel teeth
  • Shaped the previously replaced tooth and straightened surrounding slightly bent teeth
  • Bushed: - going train, barrel back plate.
  • Cleaned the movement.
  • Dismantled and inspected platform escapement, found no end shake on the balance staff, and some of the jewels had been replaced, dressed out wear pit on bottom balance jewel to provide adequate end shake.
  • Assembled, lubricating with appropriate lubricants