This is a restoration I’ve just completed. Rather than bang on about it ill just summarise what was done.
- Movement stripped down and all brass chemically cleaned on a 3 stage process.
- Refinishing the black to remove the mineral degradation of the slate over 100 years
- Movement setup and calibration
Theres only three operations here but this stuff takes a long time so restorations of this type are quite costly. On a normal slate I would question whether it was worth it due to the flat values at the moment – a good slate is £200 to £500.
I did this clock because…it needed some love and I could see the potential, however, had it not been for the gorgeous ruby escapement paddles it might not have made the restoration que!. I am very glad I put the time in on this one as the photo doesn’t do it justice – its an absolute corker, if somewhat heavy.
If you have a slate you want done I am more than happy to do it but you will have to deliver and pick it up yourself – my back cant take it!.