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I have been asked to look at this long case clock apparently it has just stopped. The guy who services this clock + others has retired. I have explained I can look BUT my work shop is just to small to take on this but it will be interesting to see if I can identify the issue. 499671809_LongCaseClock.thumb.jpg.9ae3e407368c2425754cefffa63b41bc.jpg

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You don't need to hang the movement 7 foot off the ground just 4 foot is plenty as this would give you about 4 days of running time, then just wind it up again for another 4 days. The movements are simple so you should be able to ID the issue.

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Ok I will be looking at it next week. I am hoping the hood it removable so I can see the movement in action. This clock is a family heirloom the guy who owns it tells be it was made in 1790. So I will have to be real careful to say the least. 

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Hi Clockboy   JimmyD is spot on I build a frame for long case clocks out of 2 x 2 and it stands at 4 foot 6" so I can walk round it and look at all sides whilst its running 

,  Leave the case where it is and transport the movement.  Will post a picture of the frame soon 

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