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« on: September 10, 2012 12:22:33 PM »

I saw the most awesome clock on ebay. it was in bits. it was unloved. it was PERFECT for my late 1950s house.
here's a teaser for the thumby....

so, when I found it on ebay, it looked like this.....

serious damage, needs a good clean, has no actual mechanism...

oh googley moogley. so, anyway. all it took was some hard work and a cheap, modern clock. the cheap clock was found in the bargain bin of Asda (WalMart) for 2, so not counting metal polish and time, this clock cost about 12.

and a full wall shot... now, bear in mind the fireplace wont always have crap all over it!!!

so. did I do well? I know it's not a faithful restoration having used a modern mechanism, but it's the best I could do on my budget!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012 12:30:10 PM »

I think it's awesome! What did you use to repaint it?

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012 12:45:49 PM »

It has turned out lovely.  You have made the face like new.  From the "before" picture I wouldn't have thought it possible.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012 12:04:57 PM »

I think it's awesome! What did you use to repaint it?

no paint! the clock face turned out to be metallic cardboard, and when I checked the massive ole was able to be mostly pushed out from the back. the sun rays just polished up REALLY well. it needed a lot of elbow grease and Brasso metal polish!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012 10:40:16 AM »

That looks super nice. What a great find!  Smiley
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