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Art Deco1508 of 1964Blue Mirror ClockArt Deco Lady Lamp
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Posted 3 years ago

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rocker-sd
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This is Art Deco clock I picked up last month in a local consigment shop. I would actually call it a transitional piece. The flowing lines of the woman is more art noveau, while the clock face has classic art deco lines. I didn't know weather the clock worked when I bought it, but the price was right. When I brought it home I sprayed the movement with w-d 40. and she started right up.

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  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Another beauty ! Definitely a cross breed !
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker, toolate2 and Mcgarrett50
  3. rlwindle rlwindle, 3 years ago
    rocker-sd, You might want to have the clock movement cleaned, WD-40 is not good for the movement, it dries it out. Use clock oil, some collectors use motor oil, but WD-40 is bad for clock electric or analog.
  4. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the tip rlwindle, I'll be looking for some clock oil. What would be a good cleaning solvent?
  5. Bruce, 3 years ago
    rlwindle is absolutely correct! I've gone into clock repair shops with large wall signs warning against the use of WD-40. No only does it dry out, it attracts a lot of dust and dirt first. Obviously, a lot of folks make that mistake.

    In order to be properly serviced (overhauled), a clock movement needs to be disassembled, cleaned, inspected, repaired/re-bushed where necessary, reassembled and then lubricated with a good quality clock lubricant. There are just too many nooks and crannies where abrasive dirt can hide to do it any other way. You should then alternate service with a simple inspection and lubrication every 3-4 years or so (if you're running it constantly). If you want to do the work yourself, check out http://www.nawcc.org. Even if you don't care to join the organization (and it is a great organization if you love clocks and/or watches), they have an online book store with a list of good instructional titles.
  6. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the comment and tip Bruce
  7. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Thanks pickrknows
  8. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Thank you again officialfuel.

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