My Clock Won?t Run: Step by Step - No Prior Experience Required

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Mechanical clocks are now considered works of art, a part of history, a member of the family and they need love. Sooner or later, your treasured timepiece will stop. Your choice is to either live with it in silence or go to a hard to find repair shop, leave it for weeks and pay perhaps hundreds of dollars to get it back, hopefully working. The fact is, you can more than likely do the same thing they do, yourself. There are little-known items that stop a clock that you can easily do yourself for very little money. You can even oil your clock for just a few dollars’ worth of oil. You can service: Grandfather Clocks, Mantel Clocks, Wall Clocks, Kitchen Clocks, French Clocks, Cuckoo Clocks, etc. No expensive tools needed besides oil which I will tell you where to buy it very inexpensively. I will teach you how to service your own clock.

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About the Author My grandfather died when I was seven. We lived in Southport England. He had owned three grandfather clocks. About a year after he died, I asked my mother what happened to the grandfather clocks. She said they were distributed to the grandchildren. I said “where is mine?” She said I think auntie Florrie got one. Next time we were visiting auntie Florrie, I said to her “you got my grandfather clock” in a way only an 8 year old could without being disrespectful. I caught her off guard, but she replied, I could have it when the time was right. As a kid, whenever I saw an old clock at a jumble sale or going cheap, I would buy it and take it apart to see how it worked. I don’t think I ever got one back together again but I enjoyed tinkering with them. Twenty years later when I was getting married, now living in the USA, auntie Florrie wrote to me saying I could now have the clock. I arranged to have the clock shipped over and it was proudly placed in the entrance hall to my home. It was built in about 1880 in Maghull England by a local clockmaker, had a stately mahogany case, hand painted dial and ran nicely. After a few years it stopped. I was frustrated that I didn’t know what was wrong with it or how to get it going. I ended up having it serviced by a local repair shop and it ran again. I was fascinated with the clock. In 2005, my family decided to spend a year in England including putting the kids in school. It was a big challenge to arrange to swap houses with an English family. Finally we were settled and the kids started school, my wife was volunteering at a local charity shop and suddenly I had time on my hands. I read the paper that morning and came across an ad for a clock course starting nearby at Manchester City College. I called the college and they told me it was a three year course, one day per week. I explained I was only in the country for one year, so I persuaded them to let me take the course, coming all three days. I enjoyed the course and did very well. The final exam took several weeks, making a ‘suspension bridge’ from scratch to exact specifications, restoring several old clocks and documenting the process, and sitting an extensive final written exam all set by BHI [British Horological Institute]. I did pass the exams and became a Horologist. 20 years later I teach clock repair classes and pass it on.

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