Posted 5 months ago
And, let the restoration begin! I have started taking off the old bubbly finish with paint stripper. I am planning to strip the whole case, and sand it, and then it will be rubbed in lacquer. (I don’t think i will use polyurethane as I originally thought i would because it would be a shame to cover this beautiful piece in plastic) i think that the clock will look very nice in the end . The original finish could have been kept, but i think it was too far gone and needed some freshening up. (And most importantly, my grandmother approves!) Right now the workings are at the clock shop getting worked on simultaneously. Another thing i notice about this clock that may uncover a bit of history is the fact that there is no back access to the clock. Only the front doors open. Also, there appears to be a serial number on the inside of the case. I am
not currently able to work on the clock and wont be able to for the next week but I will try to post another update next weekend. If anyone has any tips or advice i should take into consideration when restoring the clock case/ hardware, please post it in the comments! Thanks!