Clocks, Watches/King Arthur Clock


We have a Grandfather Clock that I think has been over-wound and is not operational.  Markings on the movement show:   83    King Arthur    Fairhope, AL 36532      with 451-050H   and   94cm/66

Also, the wieghts came apart and can only be kept together with duct tape, so new weights may need to be purchased.  Movement and wood is in excellent condition.

not over-wound- can not be done with a weight driven clock

made in 1983 so is 30 years old - without having been rebuilt in that time it is now worn badly

probably an entire new movement would be best

weights are held together with a threaded rod down the middle and nuts and hooks on each end which can be replaced cheaper than the entire weight--so what actually is the weight issue?  

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