Seth Thomas #2 - Looking for a Little TLC
Here we have a Seth Thomas #2 wall clock. Nice oak case. The clock was badly in need of maintenance. The clock has been stored for a number of years, the suspension rod was badly bent, suspension spring was broken, pivot holes were warn, broken weight cable, and the pendulum bob needed a little polish. The clock was missing the weight, pulley, and key.
The movement removed from the case. WOW look at all the years of dust and dirt. This was easily removed.
An initial cleaning revealed a number of pivot holes that were warn. This was repaired. After all the work completed, the movement was cleaned with hi-grade clock cleaning solution in an ultrasonic cleaner. In this image the RED circled pivot holes were warn and were repaired. Notice the bent crutch. This was repaired in the image on the right.
The suspension spring was broken. This image shows where the suspension spring is attached
The pendulum ball was polished and the case cleaned and oiled.
And finally the completed clock.
Here are two links. The first is the clock running on the test stand with the face removed and the 2nd is the completed clock. The customer was happy to get the clock running again and in beautiful condition.