Jerome and Darrow Wood works
This minor restoration is a good example of "saving the bits and pieces". If you are fortunate enough to come across a clock that has not been "cleaned" by a less studious repairer you may find lots of little treasures inside the clock case. Often you will find fragments of the clock label to save or restore. In this case one photo shows a small triangle of veneer found inside the clock that was missing from the lower door corner. You can see by the pile of findings from the bottom of the clock there was much to conserve. I was even able to piece together missing glazing from the original door glass. This clock had a broken looking glass that was replaced with a silver leafed old glass to simulate an old silvered mirror. The process is much like gold-leafing but in silver applied to the backside of the glass to make the mirror.