Restoration of tower clock designed by J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell
This page shows a few pictures of the restoration of the tower clock designed by Smiths. It is a two train, cast iron, plate and pillar style frame and has a Graham dead beat escapement. Maker - John Smiths, Clerkenwell, England. It was installed in India. The design and overall appearance closely matches that of a Smiths clock as illustrated in their 1880 catalog.
Overall the clock was fairly clean and not too oxidized; a B on an A to E scale. Total parts count is 393 and restoration time 185 hours (with about 10% deducted for camera and video set up and shooting time). Project completed in July 2002.
Click on any of the before and the first after picture to see a series of restoration shots.