When she inherited a Westminster chime clock for her grandfather, she was awed by its beauty, but disappointed because it didn’t keep good timeDallas TX –Fred Bartholomew, owner of All Clocks Repaired, takes the job seriously because grandfather clock repair is not a hobby. There are many critical things the technician needs to know to prevent doing permanent damage to an irreplaceable antique. Each moving part has its own function and just one very small missing piece will upset the time keeping process.
When a recent customer inherited a Westminster chime clock from her grandfather, she was awed by its beauty, but disappointed because it didn’t keep good time. The weights wouldn’t descend and the chimes didn’t function properly. She consulted a friend, who fixes clocks as a hobby, and he talked about weights, hour strike, hammers, strike train and trip levers. Of course she had no idea what he was talking about.
According to the local grandfather clock repair expert, this is no job for the DIY enthusiast. Fred knew exactly what her friend was talking about as he explained that the grandfather clock has many intricate moving parts that require proper installation, balancing and maintenance.
When she called Fred for clock repair service he explained that the process can be complicated and delicate, so he would prefer to work on the clock where it stands. If necessary, he would transport it to his shop, but it is always better to minimize the moving and keep it secure and level.
The local grandfather clock repair expert was pleased to discover that only a minor adjustment was needed to get it ticking and chiming perfectly! All grandfather clocks require periodic maintenance, so he carefully cleaned and lubricated the parts and the customer was thrilled. Fred receives a Christmas card from her every year with a note saying the grandfather clock is still keeping perfect time.
All Clocks Repaired stands out from the competition by providing free pick-up and delivery for grandfather clocks. Fred would rather fix the clock in the customers’ home when possible to provide peace of mind that their treasured antiques and precious family heirlooms will not be damaged during transportation. Visit http://www.dallasclockrepair.com/ to learn more.
About All Clocks Repaired: Fred Bartholomew began his formal clock repair training in 1971 at the Seth Thomas repair center in Dallas, Texas. He became a craftsman for the company that began in 1917. Fred has also worked as an associate of Raymond Weil who is considered to be one of the foremost clock and watch repair men in the world. From pocket watches and antique time pieces to grandfather clocks, all clock repair service is handled professionally with close attention to detail to keep time moving forward, accurately and precisely.