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Clock Cases : A Practical Guide to Their Construction, Restoration and Conservation (Hardcover) (Nigel
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Written by two experienced clock restorers, this guide will be helpful to anyone interested in the repairing and restoration of mechanical clocksThis practical, informative, and beautifully illustrated book will be essential reading for all those with a passion for mechanical clocks, and will be of particular interest to both amateurs and professionals alike who wish to work on clock cases and restore them in the correct way according to modern best practice. The authors, both experienced horological restorers, examine in detail the restoration processes and provide detailed descriptions, and a wealth of photographs and diagrams. Difficult, and often misunderstood, areas of restoration and conservation are explained in the context of 21st century thinking. The haphazard approach to clock case restoration, which has continued in some quarters almost to the present day, is no longer considered appropriate for preservation of the rapidly dwindling stock of clocks that represent our horological heritage. Accordingly, the authors emphasize that sensitive and sympathetic clock case restoration is essential and, indeed, is the most economically attractive approach to adopt.