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Grandfather Clock Dial Restorations   |   The Clocksmith   |   919-614-4080

We strive to restore your dial as close as possible to its original condition and abide by the principles that guide us as conservation professionals.

Grandfather Tall Case Painted Dials Restorations

All clock dials deteriorate over time and have their own story. Most of them accumulate dirt and have aged varnish. Your dial may have experienced more distress and damage such as smoke, water, rust and pitting or just banged up. Improper applications previously used: acrylic paint, sharpie pens and non-traditional oil paint colors. We remove all these poorly added unprofessional/novice attempts to expose the original dial art.

This entire process is performed without damaging the integrity of the dial.

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UV light showing hidden signature on dial surface
Clockmaker’s name, as seen here

We use conservation tools such as UV Light. This can uncover “Hidden shadows.” This reveals evidence of original content.

Clock dial being cleaned

Adherent surface deposits are removed after assessing and analyzing its condition. Delicate prep and restoration work is then utilized with same chemical and technical means museum conservationists use.

Grandfather Tall Case Metal Dials

These may require cleaning, polishing and waxing of numerals. Our re-silvering process is the same that was used in Europe hundreds of years ago with modern techniques.

We begin with a phone consultation to discuss your dial restoration. Each restoration plan is different and specifically designed for you and your dial. Next, we will present a proposal with your cost estimate, deposit and a specific plan to restore and preserve your dial for generations to come.

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Grandfather Tall Case Moon Dials

Please submit a photo of the entire dial and one of the moon dial on its own.

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