I am posting pictures of gorgeous clocks I had the privilege of restoring and repairing successfully. Here is a tall case clock by William James of Brecon (South Wales), probably late 18th century.
Here is another 1800 tall case by Williams Thomson from Dalkeith. The dial is very well preserved and appears to be original. I did not find information about this clock maker.
I had the pleasure of having 2 French portico clocks to repair. I kept them as long as I could and enjoyed them. But, sadly, I had to return them to their owners. One is by Julien Le Roy à Paris who was the King’s clock maker in 1739.
Lots of scrubbing; polishing pivots; new cables; repair to counting rack; it does look a bit better. I need a new crutch, a suspension bridge and a flywheel. It is coming along.
Article published in the Ottawa Wrap; written by Louise Rachlis; published in December 2011.
the WRAP article
This Herschede, made in Cincinati, tall clock is part of the furniture of the US ambassador residence in Ottawa. I was called to repair it and getting to run in 2009, after the new ambassador moved in. Some of the tubular bells had fallen off and it needed some oiling.
With he arrival of a new ambassador in 2014, the residence had to be repainted and the clock had to be moved. I had to return to restart the clock but this time I determined it needed a full cleaning. It is now working well and I hope nobody is going to move the clock without calling me first