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Conservation Project, De Vere Hotel, Chesham.

15/06/2017

The below project, was to restore the wooden surrounds of the slate dials and to return the clock to working order, which has not been running for some ten years.

The clock was found to be in reasonably good condition, except for a very worn bearing on the going train barrel.

 The clock was totally dismantled, and returned to our workshop. Where it was de-greased and all the bearings and pivots cleaned and polished. The rear bearing was re-lined with a new brass bush, and broached out to to align the front and rear bearings.

We then re-assembled the clock and  placed it on test in our workshop.

New wooden surrounds were manufactured by a specialist bespoke joinery company. The new surrounds and clock returned to site and installed. It was also decided by De Vere  hotels to keep the slate dials in there present state and not to have them gilded.