French Slate Mantel Clock

I just repaired this beautiful and impressive French mantel clock. The clock is 25 3/8 inches wide and has 2 matching candle holders. The visible escapement and black dial chapter ring are very good looking.

The only major problem with the clock was that the mainspring hook in the strike barrel had pulled out. I securely re-riveted back in place, after flattening the area around the hook, which had bulged. I also tightened the hook in the time barrel.

A common problem with French clocks is a torn hole in the outer mainspring end, but in this clock the mainspring ends were fine.

Here are videos of the escapement, and the clock striking:

Here is a slide show:

Repair job 4889.

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