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  1. Simon / All,

    Having decided this work needs more knowledgeable and competent skills than I currently possess, and the restoration/donation is an important act of remembrance to a lovely man,   I have found a specialist repair shop (Oundle Clock Shop) in Cambridgeshire that I will get to assess the work. Are they known on here for quality of work?

    Any pointers or suggestions on what I should be expecting them to do and how long that would help me gauge their competency. 

    Many thanks. Tony

  2. Thank you for responses, a curiously wrought clock which we anticipate depositing to a place of safety, for all to admire.

    I hear what you say, clearly beyond my abilities therefore will need to involve a specialist restoration service. 

    We live in the Bedfordshire/ Northamptonshire area. Does this forum have suggestions of any nearby good "value for money" specialists?

    Would you also hazard a guess at the likely cost range. 

    Many thanks, Tony

  3. Trying to restart a bespoke clock for my M-I-L, presented to my (now deceased) F-I-L. 

    Still working out how to attach photos from smartphone (contradiction there!), mechanism is a brass 90cm barrel, no clear maker/mechanism marks but with 2 winders on face, plus striker/bell on rear. 

    If over wound then how can I release tension, will the problem persist even if less wound? Putting text up now and will attach photos asap (once know how!) 

    Suspect over-wound by him some time ago, as without overly forcing, I can't wind either spring any more. 

    Checked if any form of releasable  'lock' was stopping spring from unwinding but unable to see any restraint mechanism. 

    Googled but unable to find anything that identifies the mechanism or applicable instructions. 

    Any suggestions on how to get it working much appreciated, I presume a 7 day movement with quarter hour chimes?

    Many thanks, Tony

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