Suitable for all those with a passion for mechanical clocks, this book examines in detail the restoration processes and provide detailed descriptions, and a wealth of photographs and diagrams. It will be of particular interest to both amateurs and professionals alike who wish to work on clock cases and restore them in the correct way.
Nigel Barnes is a retired mining engineer whose family has a history of involvement in clockmaking stretching back to the eighteenth century. He is a member of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland. Nigel and Karoliina Ilmonen jointly operate a clock restoration, conservation and repair business (www.oldclocks.ie). Karoliina Ilmonen graduated as a furniture restorer from the Finnish University of Applied Science at Kouvola. She specializes in the restoration of European clocks and joined www.oldclocks.ie as a clock restorer in 2013. Karoliina is also a member of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland.