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Besides the normal work involved in degreasing, cleaning and removal of oxidation. This project involved a lot of intricate painting of many small parts. Most tower clocks do not have their wheel hubs and spokes painted. This clock, however, has steel vs. the normal brass wheel work and thus requires  painting. All of the frame parts, wheel hoops, pillars and arbors have a finished metal surface. All these surfaces had to be protected with a clear lacquer. For example a typical frame part would have to be prepared as follows: 1. Degrease and clean, 2. Removal of all old paint. 3. Wire wheel to prepare metal surface. 4. Further finishing of finished metal edges. 5. Mask pivot and screw holes. 6. Lacquer part. 7. Mask frame edge and trim mask. 8. Paint remaining part. 9. Pin-stripe part perimeter. 10. Remove masking from  around edge, pivots; holes and hope all had gone well with the mask.

In all of my restorations I create a 'time capsule' out of the going barrel. In most cases the barrel is a tightly sealed system that would normally never be opened, even under a major maintenance operation. Thus, someone a century or more in the future may come across documentation of this restoration and the person who did it.

Once a clock is restored I avoid contact with bare hands, even though all the surfaces are covered with some form of protectant.

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