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It’s been a year since our last blog. 
So much has happened in the world as well as within our families. 
Thank you to all our patient customers who have waited for their clock repairs 
This last year has been sadly blighted with various health concerns. 
However, we have plodded on, and the current workload is getting better. 
I have worked on some really challenging clocks over the past year one being a very interesting long case by the noted maker Charles Clay, a beautiful clock that as in the Wetherfield collection and is pictured in the book of the same name. 
The clock a month going walnut marquetry cased clock, with a very nice square brass dial and the unusual if not unique calendar arrangement. All in all a very beautiful piece. 
When I was first asked to inspect and setup the clock it was found to be in need of some help and attention, the case was in a poor state of repair with the door panels top and bottom becoming detached causing the intricate marquetry to be damaged. 
The walnut cross-banding was missing in places and the second pediment was missing also and missing veneer in places. 
The movement although needing an overhaul was all there and after setting the clock up we managed to coax it in to life and left it running, the customer saying that’s all that they wanted at the moment! The saga continued some months later when we were asked to restore the clock but the time constraints prevent me in discussing it further here so I’ll have to do some more blogs to let you know how it went. 
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