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We are located on the north end of Cheshire Bridge Road, one block south of the I-85 overpass,  between the cross streets of Sheridan Road and
Chantilly Road.

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Grandfather clock.If you own a larger clock, especially the tall-case variety, otherwise known as a Grandfather Clock, you may have to move it sometime in the future. If so, you need to follow these guidelines so that your valuable heirloom doesn't get damaged in transit. Before you move the clock, you have to prepare it for the move. Be sure to do the following:

1.  Using a piece of masking tape, mark the weights as you remove them–left, center, right–and wrap them separately to prevent scratching if needed.

2. Remove and wrap the pendulum–you neither want this part scratched nor bent.

3. Ideally, chain-driven clocks should be halfway run down with equal lengths of chain on each side. This way you improve the chance that the chain won’t come off its sprocket. Tie off each set, then place the chains in a old sock to keep them in position and to prevent scratching or interference to the inside of the movement.

4. Cable-driven clocks are better run completely down, this allows the cable to be completely off the drum and will prevent them from tangling. Wrap the cables loosely around a piece of cardboard with some masking tape to hold them in place. Be careful not to kink the cables.

5. Use a rubber band to hold the hammers together, and a foam block to prevent the chime rods from rattling. Remove and wrap tubular chimes to prevent damage.

6. Remove any decorative finials, door-lock key, and/or winding key and place them carefully aside. You don’t want to get to your destination and have to call a locksmith to open the door.

7. Once secured and prepared, you can move your clock like any piece of fine furniture.

The above are only meant as a guide, and your clock may need other items secured. You may want to check with the manufacturer or a qualified repairman for specific details unique to your model.

We offer house call service for floor clocks.

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Remember to maintain your clock.
It needs to be
 oiled and cleaned regularly to last.

We carry a complete selection of winding cranks and keys.

We offer house call service for floor clocks.


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