Clocks & Timepieces

Looking After Timepieces, Precision Instruments and Mechanical Toys

Delicate instruments require delicate treatment – all too often these objects suffer through thoughtless display and over-enthusiastic handling.
Clocks, scientific instruments,musical boxes and automata are likely to be harmed if subjected to direct sunlight, extremes of temperature or damp. A common, but one of the worst places for a clock Read more

How to Look After Your Treasured Timepieces

Clock care

carefully dust and wax wooden cases

never attempt to clean brass or silvered dials

ask an expert to oil and clean the clock’s mechanism

hold clocks upright if you’re moving them from one room to another

secure or remove the pendulum before a long journey

The protective measures for antique clocks are no Read more