In thinking of the holiday time, we think of tradition and family. People in the olden days liked to have a keepsake passed down to their children. One item we would recommend or encourage is a clock. Clocks are wonderful. They last forever and give your house life and warmth with the sound and look of the clock. A grandfather clock is a perfect item for a home. The presence and sound of the chimes add to the family life.
Clock Maker & Engineer
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If you want to move your Grandfather Clock to another room. This is what you must do- First if its an antique Grandfather Clock plan a week ahead and have all the weights go to the bottom of the clock. Therefore letting the clock stop. Remove the pendulum first for the 19th Century English clocks you nee to remove the hood/bonnet of the clock. This is done very easily by sliding the top foreword. If the case of the clock is attached to the wall on the bonnet you need to release the tie before you start preparing the Grandfather Clock to move. For more modern clocks, remove the weights at any time. Pay attention how the weights are hanging. Mark the weights left, center, right with a sticker. You need to remove the pendulum and then can be unhooked from the front. Do the reverse of what you did to reinstate the clock. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Antique clocks, music boxes, and bird boxes add unique character and enchanting style to any decor. As experts in antique timepieces, music boxes, and automatons such as bird boxes and other winding mechanical amusement collectibles, JP’s Clock Antique Repair, Inc. offers homeowners and collectors specialized service for repairing and restoring valuable clocks and more.
With over 20 years of experience servicing, assembling, and appraising American and European clocks and other pieces, it’s a rare situation for JP Clocks Antique Repair to find a clock they haven’t seen or repaired. They even specialize in repairing and restoring grandfather clocks as well as buying and selling clocks, music boxes, and bird boxes.
Their beautiful showroom displays a wide variety of clocks, particularly grandfather clocks, from countries around the world, including America, Austria, Germany, and France. Antique enthusiasts and collectors can peruse the interesting selection of clocks, music boxes, bird boxes, and more, as well as purchase pendulums, batteries, keys, and other clock parts.
The repair of antique clocks and timepieces is a dying art, with few craftsmen still offering their services. JP Clocks Antique Repair provides a warm and charming atmosphere for restorations, buying, and selling, while also assisting clients in learning to maintain their own clocks. They offer pick up and delivery, house calls, and free in-store and phone estimates for your convenience. All services are done on the premises — not sent out of state– and warranted for one year.
For more information, contact JP Clocks Antique Repair, Inc. at (323) 876-8050
or visit us at
JP Clocks Antique Repair, Inc.
4912 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019