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James Moss Horological Conservator, Inc.


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The 3300 square foot studio of James Moss Clockmakers is located in Massachusetts and was designed and built by F. Everett Reed in 1966. It is constructed on a poured concrete slab and made use of precast concrete aggregate walls in combination with concrete blocks.

The building’s temperature range is maintained between 62F to 75F and its relative humidity ranges between 45% to 55%.

Testing Equipment

James Moss uses the following on-site equipment to perform conservation treatments and documentation:

bulletBosch & Lomb Stereo Microscopes (magnification from 10X to 120X) are used for examining the condition of the materials as well as for assistance while performing the treatments to horological objects.
bulletNational Instruments Digital Microscope (magnification up to 500X) for examination and photo-documentation of metallurgical samples.
bulletOlympus optical Binocular Metallographic microscope (magnification up to 1000X) is used for examination of the crystalline structure of metals used in a horological object.
bulletBehuler Economet III polisher for polishing metallographic sections in preparation for the examination of grain structures of metal samples 5. Various 35mm and digital cameras are used to photo-document the condition of an object as well as the treatments performed.

This documentation is for historical purposes so that you, the steward will have a historical record of what has been done to your clock. This documentation will be useful to future conservators as they carry on the tradition of preserving your family heirloom.
bulletA dedicated Room for cleaning and chemical treatments is on the premises to provide protection to the Conservator while they are treating your clock.
bulletA dedicated clean room for treatments is also provided to protect your clock from particulate contamination during treatment and testing.
bulletIn addition, there is a wide assortment of metal working tools such as a Bridgeport milling machine, a 10" lathe, a miniature jewelers lathe, a high-speed drill press, and a rolling mill, all of which are used to replicate missing or damaged parts.

Alarm System
The alarm system is connected to a central alarm station and is approved by Lloyd’s of London.

Provided by Lloyd’s of London, our Fine Art’s Policy provides Coverage for all Horological Objects left in the Care of James Moss Clockmakers, Inc. A Certificate of Insurance can be provided upon request.

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