The clock as found
was in poor condition. Most of the arbors were extensively corroded as were many of the
blued screws. Total parts count 130. All parts were first degreased in an ultrasonic
cleaner. Brass parts were polished by hand. Arbors were turned on a small lathe using
several grades of wet-dry sandpaper to obtain a polished surface. All pivots were
polished. Blued screws were re-polished, cleaned and re-blued using a hot air heat gun.
The original dome was gone and it was impossible to find an oval dome to fit the old base.
The decorative wood stand was carefully removed from the old base and fitted onto a new
one to accommodate a new glass dome. Below are a few before and after shots.