Caring for your Clock
Most clocks need a cleaning and oiling about
every 5 - 7 years. Your clock
also needs to be cleaned and cared for on the outside, or the case of the clock.
weights and pendulum on grandfather type clocks, numerals, etc.
Cuckoo Clocks - wipe with a damp cloth if really dusty, but be careful as some colors will rub off. The best item to use is a dusting brush or small feather type duster. Many little objects on a cuckoo clock are delicate and can be broken or knocked off very easily.
Glass - clean both sides with whatever you use for your windows.
Wood - Any furniture polish will work, but a liquid oil like "Old English" will clean, moisturize, and protect the wood. Do NOT use this on cuckoo clocks.
Moving a clock - be sure to take the pendulum and weights off if it has them. Moving a clock with out removing these items can cause damage to the wood, glass, suspension spring or other parts. You could also scratch, dent or damage the weights or pendulum.
Moving a grandfather clock out of the house - You should call a professional clock repair facility to assure it is packed correctly and your clock will still be in good condition when it arrives at the new location.