Posted 2/20/2019 05:22 (#7332009 - in reply to #7331612) Subject: RE: Grandfather clock
Schlegel Farms, Hagerstown Indiana
This is Mrs. Mark, I fix clocks as a hobby. Definitely, it should be cleaned. But in the interim, first, do you have the clock at the location it will be permanent? Get a level and check that the clock is level (all 4 sides)--to ensure the pendulum swing is beat (tick-tock).
Without taking the guts out for a thorough cleaning - - I use mineral spirits with a synringe, of course i am careful and put paper towels below to catch drips etc. You must oil it once it dries--then oil (be great to go ahead and buy one of the needle-type (see below link) as it makes oiling all the moving parts/holes easier). Any other questions, let me know. https://www.clockworks.com/products/clock-oil-with-oiler?gclid=CjwKC...