Can you lay a grandfather clock down to transport it?
It’s possible to move it his way, but it’s generally not advised because laying the clock down horizontally adds pressure to the panels and glass elements. While newer grandfather clocks have a smaller chance of being damaged being transported horizontally, antique clocks are more susceptible to damage.
What is the best way to transport a grandfather clock?
For extra protection, we suggest taking a large moving box with both the top and bottom ends open; then sliding it from the top of the Grandfather Clock to its middle. This should protect the Grandfather Clock on all four sides. If you prefer, you can pack the clock inside of a moving crate instead.
How do I ship a large clock?
Fit the wrapped item snugly in a strong cardboard box. Back fill with Styrofoam peanuts if necessary to keep the item snug. Seal box with clear adhesive shipping tape. Use plenty of tape on all seams.
Are grandfather clocks worth anything?
Longcase clocks, even the battered, dusty and stored-in-the-garage-because-it-doesn’t-work variety, can be worth from hundreds to tens of thousands of pounds, according to a specialist.
Where should I put my grandfather clock?
A grandfather clock can go just about anywhere as long as there is enough room. You certainly want to show off your fine timepiece, but it can be placed under stairs, in libraries and studies, a guest bedroom (your guests will never return), and in any room that won’t subject the clock to moisture or high temperatures.
How long do grandfather clocks last?
Most quality new grandfather clocks will run about 20+ year if you set one up and never maintain it, but oiling every few years may make the clock last a lifetime (or two).
How do you transport a wind up clock?
Lift out the pendulum and package it safely. Do not tape or wrap the pendulum in place, or it is likely to get damaged during transport. Secure the hands by placing a sheet of bubble wrap between them and the face of the clock. Use painter’s tape if necessary to hold the bubble wrap in place.