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Antique French Ormolu Sideboard

We purchased this sideboard from a woman that said she acquired it years ago from an antique store in Prescott, Arizona at a price of $3,000. She then decided to “refinish” the piece by removing all the brass hardware and imitation tortoise shell (throwing away the doors) and painting the piece with a few different colors of latex paint. She was moving that day and needed to sell it. We decided to try and rescue it.

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IBM Simplex Schoolhouse Clock Conversion to Quartz

IBM Clock

Note: If you are one of the purists who thinks it is sacrilege to do anything other than restore old clocks to their original condition then you should stop reading right now.

I came across an old IBM schoolhouse style electric slave clock that wasn’t in working condition with the idea of keeping the clocks’ “look” original and using the existing hands, while converting it to a battery operated quartz movement.

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