Black Forest Organ Clock Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
Conservation of a Black Forest Organ Clock and case.
Date completed : 26 August 2015 Duration : 60 Weeks
Conservation of case and movement. Including treatment, replacing broken glass in hood and trunk door. Repairs to door frames, replacing small mouldings, stabilising splits.. Finishing with conservation grade wax polish.
Clock movement dismantled cleaned, wooden framework treated and escapement adjusted. New gut lines fitted and the movement tested.. Barrel organ mechanism cleaned and overhauled with new gut line. The musical pipe work conserved by F. W. Burns and Son.
Black Forest movement unsigned c. 1860-70 in a North German / Belgium oak case c. 1860-70. The was probably transported down the River Rhine prior to installation in the present case.