When a clock refuses to work, the cause is generally found to be dry and contaminated oil that has compacted within the bearings. The only lasting solution is to fully dismantle the clock to remove the dried oil and clean all of the component parts to check them for wear and tear. In many cases a clock has been well used and this can cause mechanical failure can occur. Where we find missing teeth, sheared mainsprings or worn escapements, these situations can often lead to manufacturing the parts that are not available.
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The Old Byre, 151b The Drum, EDINBURGH EH178RX
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