The Clockworks offers repair and conservation solutions not only for the in-house collection, but for anyone needing sensitive, principled work on their clocks. These need not be electrical and indeed clocks of all periods and types are welcome.
The goal for the in-house collection is that all the clocks should be capable at least of operating, even if they are not run constantly.
Our aim is to preserve the originality and integrity of any clock that crosses the bench. Traditional methods and materials are used wherever possible and appropriate. In view of the risk of damage to traditionally sensitive components, such as contact surfaces, we may adopt a cautious approach and add modern spark-quench technology, but without damage to the integrity of the clock.
Our approach follows that outlined by the Institute of Conservation.