Clock Cases - A Practical Guide to their Construction, Restoration and Conservation
Authors: Nigel Barnes & Karoliina Ilmonen

207 pages, 500 colour illustrations

This practical, informative and beautifully illustrated book will be essential reading for all those with a passion for mechanical clocks. It will be of particular interest to both amateurs and professionals alike who wish to work on clock cases and restore them in the correct way according to modern best practice. The authors, both experienced horological restorers, examine in detail the restoration processes and provide detailed descriptions, and a wealth of photographs and diagrams.

o Outlines the history of the main types of clock case made up to about one hundred years ago

o Considers clock case woods and woodworking, and some of the special techniques involved in clock case construction, restoration and conservation

o Demonstrates how a new clock case can be constructed

o Provides a clock case restoration study and describes the restoration of a number of other wooden clock cases

o Covers both stone and metal clock cases of the 19th and 20th centuries

o Discusses how to find a clock case to restore

o Includes a useful appendix which provides guidelines for restoring and conserving horological objects