Restoration of tower clock designed by J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell

This page shows a few pictures of the restoration of the tower clock designed by Smiths. It is a two train, cast iron, plate and pillar style frame and has a Graham dead beat escapement. Maker - John Smiths, Clerkenwell, England.  It was installed in India. The design and overall appearance closely matches that of a Smiths clock as illustrated in their 1880 catalog.

Overall the clock was fairly clean and not too oxidized; a B on an A to E scale. Total parts count is 393 and restoration time 185 hours (with about 10% deducted for camera and video set up and shooting time). Project completed in July 2002.

Click on any of the before and the first after picture to see a series of restoration shots.


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