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January 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm #48843msp2502Participant
I have no idea where this clock originates from, can anyone point me in the right direction ?
Brass gears set in wood , it badly needs cleaning but unsure about how to dismantle the wood plates.
Has anyone worked on anything similar.
Thanks for any suggestions
January 29, 2014 at 1:24 am #55587aruthaParticipant
That is what as known as a “Postmans Wall Clock” , would have been made in the Black Forrest in Germany were they make the Cuckoo clocks. Yours is an early one I think as it has the painted wood dial. They can be held together with screws, wood pegs, tacks, all sorts of things, it depends on who worked on it in the past. In the wood plates you will find brass bushes, sometimes they are split bushes, they are cut along their length so when they are inserted in the wood plates they open out slightly to help hold them in place. Treat the whole thing like a normal clock but dont put the wood through the cleaning machine.
Paul.January 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm #55588msp2502Participant
Thanks Paul now I know what it is there`s plenty of information online. I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction.
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