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Restoring a magnificent double pendulum regulator.

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Tommy Jobson22/07/2019 12:03:44
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Hi all,

I am currently working on a sublime double pendulum regulator made by Buchanan of Chelmsford.

I am documenting my work on youtube, but will in due course write a blog post about it. For now, here is the latest youtube episode.

Bob Stevenson22/07/2019 13:06:39
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What is that being brushed on about it 'Brasso'?

I'm surprised that this clock needs "restoration" as it can't be that old......

Tommy Jobson22/07/2019 14:37:53
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It's Autosol watered down to almost a liquid with Parafin. Your quite correct, 'restoring' is probably not quite the right term, however, it is a bit more than a service. The client has requested that the clock be brought back to as new condition, and as it is now about 15 years old and has been moved a couple of times it does have a good amount of tarnish and handling marks/fingerprints all over it. Mechanically there are some areas of damage which will be covered in later episodes.

Speedy Builder522/07/2019 16:34:34
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Lots of elbow grease but it would be good to hear what was being done, why and how. From the reply it was Autosol, but were the cloths special ? Was there some sort of laqueur that had to be removed first, What if any would be the change in weight after such a large area was cleaned.

A bit more of a commentary would be appreciated.


Tommy Jobson22/07/2019 22:34:49
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for the feedback. I’m new to the videos and still a bit self conscious about the sound of my voice on them!

I will make sure episode 3 has more talking though.

Tommy Jobson17/08/2019 15:42:02
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Here is episode 3 of the Buchanan clock overhaul.

I took your advice and got in front of the camera!

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