Tree thumbnailNumerous clocks appear in the collections of history museums and historical societies.

Caring for clocks has a unique set of criteria that William E. Drost outlines in this Technical Leaflet.

Drost explains how to care for the case surrounding the clock and the mechanism inside that keeps the clock ticking.

Images of clocks show the reader the different parts mentioned in the text.

Drost also provides information on how to make clocks run and keep time and how to position and mount a clock in a way that is the least damaging.

The last section of “dos and don’ts” is a quick reference for the proper ways to care for antique clocks.

Caring for Clocks TL#47  (1968)