Clock restoration and conversion

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At our heart we are a modern clock company specialising in the manufacture and supply of new clock components utilising the latest technologies and using modern materials.

 

We offer a range of products that can be used in conjunction with traditional clock components to help get stopped clocks working again or as direct replacements. Mechanisms to power the motion works of a clock, replacement electric movements, control systems for automated time changes, power failure corrections and night silencing are just some of the products we offer.

 

We also offer a full dial and weathervane restoration service including making digital copies of your dial, replicas of long lost originals, sand blasting, painting and 23 1/2 gold leaf work.

 

 

Mechanisms

 

Replacement powered mechanisms for fitting directly to your dial and hands. Sometimes modification of the hands is required.

 

Our mechanisms can also be used to drive directly on to the connection rod which joins the mechanical clock to the motion works on the rear of the dial.

Controllers

 

A range of controllers used in conjunction with our mechanisms for automated time changes and power failure corrections.

 

Can also be used to synchronise clocks with electromagnetic hammers offering simple automated on and off bell strike control.

Dials

 

We refurbish dials by firstly taking digital photos of the dials, these are then converted to line drawings on a computer so a stencil can be produced to re-gild or paint the dials.

 

Prior to the chapters being re-applied the dials are generally blasted, primed and painted.

Hammers

 

Electromagnetic hammers for internal or external striking of a bell.

 

Fixing brackets can be supplied to order.

 

Requires one of our fully automated controllers to operate it but can be supplied with a manual overide option.

Bells

 

Because of how long we have been working within the industry we have aquired a selection of bells which we offer for sale.

 

If we have nothing of interest, we will work with our associates in the industry to find someone that can help.

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Being an open and honest company we know our strengths and weaknesses and when it comes to mechanical clock servicing and repair, bell striking as well as rope access work, we are the first to admit we are out of our comfort zone.
 
Over the last 27 years we have built a strong relationship with some of the country's leading 'traditional clock' experts whom we work with regularly. Should we feel that your enquiry would better suit their skills then we would put you in direct touch with them, or if there is benefit in you dealing with us directly we would happily work with them as project managers to ensure you get the best service possible.
 

- We do not offer maintenance or service contracts for mechanical clocks only for our components

- We do not supply systems that complete the auto winding of mechanical clocks

- We do not supply control systems to strike more than one bell

- We work closely with many of the country's traditional clock engineers and should you want us to we will gladly project manage any job

For traditional clock work outside of our skill base, we work with one of the following reputable companies to ensure your project is completed to the highest standards....

The Cumbria Clock Company Ltd specialise in all aspects of work connected with church clocks and public clocks

 

Established in 1990 they are the UK's premier traditional clock company offering a nationwide service

 

Website: www.clockmaker.co.uk          Phone: 01768 486933

H.E. Weir & Son, Scotlands premier turret clock company

 

Specialising in the installation, repair, upkeep and maintenance of public clocks and steeple clocks throughout Scotland

 

Website: www.steepleclocks.co.uk          Phone: 0131 441 3081

Les Kirk Clocks, residential turret clock specialist

 

Les worked at Good Directions for 12 years and has a wealth of knowledge he gained from his previous job at 'Smith of Derby' where he worked for over 30 years. Les mainly offers a Midlands based service
 

Email: bestclockman@gmail.com          Phone: 07866 269660