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Should a clock with jewels  (or without) be oiled--lubricated on a regular basis??

Hi John,

It is the consensus that jewels should not be oiled. However I believe that all clocks should be cleaned (have any old dirt and oil removed) every  4 years or so. If there are no jewels then oil the pivot holes. Dirt wears out pivot holes.

Hope this helps,
The Clocklady  

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