HOW TO MOVE A GRANDFATHER CLOCK

How To Move A Grandfather Clock

Proper materials are needed in order to safely transport a grandfather clock. Before moving the clock it is a good idea to measure the clock's weights. Knowing the weight of the clock will allow you to move it safely. Packing paper and bubble wrap are good materials to use when moving a grandfather clock. Grandfather clocks are among one of the heaviest articles of furniture. These clocks are often more valuable and fragile than other grandfather clocks.

Moving grandfather clock is something that must be handled with extreme care. The grandfather clock insides house a lot of fragile and delicate components, thus making a moving clock like this one of the more difficult things to move. Before touching the grandfather clock, you should remember that touching it with your bare hands could cause damage. The oils that are naturally present on the skin will tarnish the brass and glass pieces of the clock. Always wear gloves made of cotton when touching the internals of the clock.





Glass shelves should be removed and packed first. Pack each glass component separately. Even if they seem sturdy, they could be chipped or cracked during transport. Wrap glass items in thick packing materials. Mark the wrapped items as ‘fragile’. Cover fragile items with protective wrapping before placing them in the box. Wrap cardboard and bubble wrap between the hammers and bells. Install the foam blocks or cardboard above the pulleys between the clock cable.

This puts tension on the cables, keeping them out of the way. Remove the pendulum and weight with care. Take extra caution here. Be careful not to damage the spring or movement kit. Avoid leaving the weights inside of the clock, as they can move around and break the glass. Label each weight as left, center, or right, dependingon .Do this immediately to avoid confusion later on.



Make sure there is enough padding between the chains and cables.If the cable weight is heavy, removing it may be a good option. This will prevent internal damage when the clock is moved. If they are not removed, they could become tangled during transport.

Cable and chain driven mechanisms are especially important to keep safe. Secure loose panels with painters tape to prevent them from swinging open during transport. Pack the pendulum along with the rest of the parts in the original box. Some clocks have removable hoods that can be taken off to prevent damage. With your moving clock, do not remove protective coverings throughout its movement.

A custom built padded crate is the best option when moving a grandfather clock. Moving blankets are less expensive and do not provide equal protection. Shipping specialists, or the appropriate professional moving company, can place valuable items in crates on site. They also help with insuring valuable items during transport. You can increase the protection of moving grandfather clocks.

To check if your grandfather clock is working well after your move, you may set it up and hear how it chimes. If it sounds as good as before, you know either you or your movers did a great job transporting it. Remember that a grandfather clock may not operate properly unless it is placed on a flat surface. Before winding the clock, ensure that all protective padding is removed from the internals of the clock. Also be sure that every component is properly attached in order to secure the chains, pulleys, or tensioners that ensure the proper operation of the timepiece.


Do not pack the weights together and do not place them inside of the clock’s case to avoid damage.

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blogpartnerka.ru 1 year, 3 months ago

Thank you for this information. I have moved my fathers clock once before and had to bring in white gloves at the last minute to help me which cost a fortune. Now I am more prepared.

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blogpartnerka.ru 1 year, 3 months ago

Chris did you mean white glove movers or did you need the white gloves for the actual furniture. There is a technical aspects when moving a grandfather clock depending on how old it is and sometime hiring professional movers saves you money when you get it done right the first time.

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blogpartnerka.ru 1 year, 3 months ago

Ashley, I had to get the white glove movers in at last minute to help me. Next time I will contact them well in advance.

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blogpartnerka.ru 1 year, 2 months ago

Do I require extra insurance for items like a Grandfather clock?

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blogpartnerka.ru 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Good Day, I need to store our Grandfather clock for 3 months in a storage unit. Is there any tips to ensure no damage will be done to the clock while in storage?

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blogpartnerka.ru 11 months ago

Hi Margie. Before storing your Grandfather clock, I suggest you wrap it up using a type of cushioning material such as foam along with a thick moving blanket that will further help prevent damage such as scratching. You also want to use a storage that is not mobile as storage spaces such as moving vaults can move the contents within them if the items within them are not stabilized.

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blogpartnerka.ru 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Ha. I never thought I would have to seek advice on how to move a grandfather clock..until I actually obtained a grandfather clock (and now currently moving). Thanks so much, you guys nailed it.

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blogpartnerka.ru 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Wish I had seen this before moving my grandfather’s clock to have it ruined. If I had taken your precautions, by now, the clock would’ve been here with me working just fine. I bundled the entire clock without having the glasses removed or any part and traveled for about 22 miles. Not only did one of the side glasses got broken, the wooden design at the base got punctured and the clock has lost its original shape. I would probably have gotten answers if I had asked friends how to move a grandfather’s clock. It’s completely fixed but I feel real bad I could’ve done something to save its originality. Thanks

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blogpartnerka.ru 5 months, 2 weeks ago

How to move a grandfather clock was a debate I had with myself for a very long time. The last time I moved it, I cried a lot... After reading these informative tips, I saw where the problem lied with the past movers I hired.. They did not use much padding and protection. I am thankful that I found this site. I have surfed the net looking for answers for a very long time. I am quite satisfied with the steps found here.
Thank you

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blogpartnerka.ru 2 months ago

Hi I'm going move to Norrh California fm Greenville NC. I have Grandfather clock, would be safe ? What's needs for protection? Help please. Thanks

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blogpartnerka.ru 2 months ago

Going to drive the rented Uhaul

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