Author(s): Eric Smith; Brian Smith
The grandfather clock first appeared in the late seventeenth century. Virtually none of these clocks is beyond repair, and often the work required is within the scope of inexperienced owners. This is the first full-length book to cover repair and restoration of these attractive and often valuable antiques, including their casework. The first part outlines how to clean and service the clock "works," and also how to refurbish the dial, while in the second part restoration or casework, both structural repairs and finishing, is considered. Armed with this book and appropriate tools, the owner of a dilapidated grandfather clock will be encouraged and given the know-how to restore it to life as a useful and attractive clock and a prized possession.