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Picture of Ralph Rehner
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As the North Coast Regional began thinning out in early afternoon, Tom Seymour took me on an educational clock hunt. While examining a table of clocks, this beastie (hiding under the table) bit us in the legs. Finding an outlet plug we tested it. With a little coaxing the old horse ran and soon after the wallet came out.

First order of business was to service and lube the movement.This now runs smooth.

The undersize glass was heavily glued on. This will have to be replaced with the correct size. Now the fun part...removing the thick paint slopped on many years ago.


Ralph Rehner, "The Clock Pup" and Longines Watch Guy


 
Posts: 89 | Location: Brunswick, Ohio USA | Registered: January 17, 2003
Picture of Ralph Rehner
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Appears that nice lumber is hiding underneath that paint. This is going to take some time.


Ralph Rehner, "The Clock Pup" and Longines Watch Guy


 
Posts: 89 | Location: Brunswick, Ohio USA | Registered: January 17, 2003
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Nice find ralph,i would like to see it after you work your majic on it.
Thanks for sharing.
Smile
 
Posts: 2135 | Registered: June 01, 2003
IHC Member 234
Picture of Jim Cope
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....the dial appears to be in exceptional condition and the wooden bezel now appears to be a very nice close-grained mahogany...this'll be one very nice clock when 'Mr Eclectric' is done w/it!... Smile
 
Posts: 875 | Location: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada | Registered: April 16, 2003
Picture of Tom Seymour
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Looking great Ralph!! Nice job uncovering the real clock underneath. That is going to be a real stunner when you get it finished.

Glad you took the "before" pictures.


Tom
 
Posts: 2539 | Location: Mount Angel, Oregon in the U.S.A. | Registered: November 19, 2002
IHC Member 163
Picture of Mark Cross
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So, don't leave us in suspense! How are things shaping up now? Regards. Mark
 
Posts: 3603 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
Picture of Ralph Rehner
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Patience,Patience!

Many things to consider. One can say in many areas the paint was holding things together. Many pieces of wood were used to make the door and loose segments had to be glue backed together. The new glass has arrived and a bit of fitting is in store.

A methodical approach is the key to a pleasing outcome.


Ralph Rehner, "The Clock Pup" and Longines Watch Guy
 
Posts: 89 | Location: Brunswick, Ohio USA | Registered: January 17, 2003
IHC Member 163
Picture of Mark Cross
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Sounds more like the description of my car! Eek Wink Very good. Regards! Mark
 
Posts: 3603 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
Picture of Tom Seymour
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Mark,
is that whip you are using to get Ralph going on this clock one of those kangaroo hide braided models?


Tom
 
Posts: 2539 | Location: Mount Angel, Oregon in the U.S.A. | Registered: November 19, 2002
Picture of Ralph Rehner
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OH NO!!!!!......Please not the whip again!

I'll behave.


Ralph Rehner, "The Clock Pup" and Longines Watch Guy


 
Posts: 89 | Location: Brunswick, Ohio USA | Registered: January 17, 2003
IHC Member 163
Picture of Mark Cross
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AH, it just took a little 'roo persuasion, and lo and behold, a beautiful project presents itself! (grins) High regards! Mark
 
Posts: 3603 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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Great job Ralph, the clock looks good as the day it was made.Your clock projects always turn out great.Thanks for sharing this.
About how many hours of work do you have in this beauty?
Smile
 
Posts: 2135 | Registered: June 01, 2003
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Ralph,

Very nice restoration on a great clock!!
 
Posts: 996 | Registered: November 22, 2002
IHC Member 234
Picture of Jim Cope
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...factory fresh!!!another great restoration Ralph!!!
 
Posts: 875 | Location: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada | Registered: April 16, 2003
IHC Life Member
Picture of Robert V. Jones
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Wow!!! never would have guessed the wood was so beautiful under all that mess. Great Job!!!
 
Posts: 3462 | Location: Cleveland, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: February 03, 2006
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