Metamec Mechanical Carriage Clock Restore

This got here in to me at present as a “its not working correctly” restore. With carriage clocks there are solely 3 causes for this

  1. Fouling and lubrication on the going practice and platform escapement parts (clear required)
  2. A failed or worn platform escapement (alternative required)
  3. A pale mainspring (alternative required which entails a full clear as properly)

I’ve simply completed up on the clear and its working on a single wind so thats as a lot as wants doing on this event.

The explanation for the article is definitely about this being a Metamec machanical carriage clock. The odd factor is I do know extra about Metamec than every other clock firm as they’re near me and any person was variety sufficient to jot down a e book. In all my time repairing these clocks I’ve by no means come accross a real mechanical carriage clock by Metamec – they had been all electrical or quartz.

This clock is definitely badged “St James” and is a retirement presentation merchandise. I used to be informed by the proprietor everybody was given the identical clock and many others. so I assume the corporate had purchased a inventory of them. The paperwork nonetheless clearly reveals its a metamec clock.

Metamec had been in all places from the 70’s onwards as a result of quartz revolution and varied buyouts and take overs. Its not shocking that they diversified into company provide sooner or later however I cant discover a file of it other than this clock!.