Thank you William for your input! She said if I can’t fix it, no problem. I’n not sure if I’ll try and restore the case, just try to clean it carefully without messing up it’s originality. The alarm mechanism looks corroded some.
I’m not sure how to start at it. the alarm has a verge on it, too. Don’t know if I can take the clock mechanism out without disconnecting some the things in the front. I’m going to do a lot of looking at it closely before I start loosening stuff. and take lot’s of pics.