CUSTOMER SPEAK INTERPRETED.

 

I THINK IT’S OVERWOUND.

I’ve given it all I can on the key and its still wont go.

 

CAN YOU JUST GIVE IT A CLEAN.

I’m not spending a penny more than I have to and 2s 6d. is too much.

 

I LOVE IT’S CHIMES.

Its an American striking clock, lead hammer on a thin wire gong sounds dreadful.

 

IT’S NEVER GIVEN ANY TROUBLE.

I’ve run it for ever until it wont run any more, even after hosing it with WD40.

 

I HAD IT OVERHAULED RECENTLY.

The strange bloke down the road washed it in paraffin and greased it for 20p five years ago.

 

IVE INHERITED MY MOTHERS ANTIQUE CLOCK.

C1950 Napoleon hat Westminster chiming clock, absolutely knackered.

 

MY SON REPAIRED IT, HE KNOWS ABOUT THESE THINGS.

Took the movement out, ruined it and lost half the pieces in the garden.

 

THAT CLOCK YOU OVERHAULED RECENTLY.

That’s the one you declined to repair five years ago. he has it mixed up.

 

I WOULD HAVE BROUGHT IT BACK EARLIER, IT'S NOT BEEN RIGHT SINCE YOU HAD IT.

It's been five years since you had it in the workshop and its given good service until recently, and  was a part job anyway.

 

IT KEEPS PERFECT TIME.

As long as you ignore the daily corrections to the time signal.

 

NEVER LOOSES A SECOND.

But it gains twenty minutes an hour because its got the wrong pendulum.

 

I BOUGHT THIS ON EBAY IT, WAS A BARGAIN.

Made last week in China or India either way it’s a dog.

 

DO YOU DO HOUSE CALLS IVE GOT A N OLD GRAND FATHER CLOCK

Rest assured its c1950, plywood and lantern pinions and b…gg…d !

 

IT STILL WONT GO, I'VE GOT IT IN PERFECT BALANCE.

Piled up on pennies and its  going clip clop like a knackered mare on a steep hill.

 

THERE ISN'T MUCH WRONG WITH IT.

Bet its been run for ever with no oil. Easier to list what’s right with it.