Up Next

Restoration of tower clock by J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell, 1874

This page shows a few pictures of the restoration of a tower clock by Smiths. It is a three train, cast iron, modified flat bed and plate style frame with a Graham dead beat escapement. The original condition was quite oxidized a D+ on an A to E scale. Total parts count 405; total restoration time 325 hours, completed February of 2004. All surfaces with the exception of pivots and inside bushing areas were protected with a coat of paint or clear lacquer.

           Dsc02400.jpg (587211 bytes)   Dsc02857.jpg (591852 bytes)   Dsc02856.jpg (583668 bytes)

           Dsc02530.jpg (587135 bytes)   Dsc02478.jpg (579899 bytes)   Dsc02539.jpg (586198 bytes)

           DSC04243.JPG (593093 bytes)   Dsc03014.jpg (600055 bytes)   Dsc02919.jpg (602010 bytes)

                 Dsc03025.jpg (591182 bytes)   Dsc03030.jpg (576422 bytes)

   Dsc02876.jpg (554256 bytes)   DSC04164.JPG (608411 bytes)  DSC04161.JPG (566547 bytes)

 

Up Next