James Moss Horological Conservator, Inc.
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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%.
James Moss uses the following on-site equipment to perform
conservation treatments and documentation:
|Bosch & 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.|
|National Instruments Digital Microscope (magnification up to 500X)
for examination and photo-documentation of metallurgical samples.|
|Olympus optical Binocular Metallographic microscope (magnification
up to 1000X) is used for examination of the crystalline structure of
metals used in a horological object.|
|Behuler 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
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.
|A dedicated Room for cleaning and chemical treatments is on the
premises to provide protection to the Conservator while they are
treating your clock.|
|A dedicated clean room for treatments is also provided to protect
your clock from particulate contamination during treatment and
|In 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.|
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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