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hello, I have an elephant swinger clock, the movement is a junghans 8 point star, in great shape but the elephant is damaged, a hole in the body and the place you hang the swinger on the truck is missing. I was wondering if it would be worth fixing or just offer it as the movement. I believe the body is pot metal with some coating on it. thanks chris

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this what is missing? swinger on the TRUNK  not truck? see:
http://www.bidsquare.com/l/432/elephant-swinger-clock

note the threaded bolt repair to elephant's trunk!

http://timesavers.com/i-8944838-swinging-arm-jewel-bar.html


body could be patched with epoxy and colored to match i would think


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-pendulum-clock-bronze-elephant-statue-/1112873


note trunk close up:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Junghans-swinging-arm-clock-elephant-statue-/391

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JUNGHANS-ELEPHANT-SWINGER-ORIGINAL-The-real-thing-Look-/

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