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James Moss Horological Conservator, Inc.
MEMBER: AIC, UKIC, AAM, NEMA, ASM, NACE, AWI, NAWCC

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Horological  Conservation

Horological conservation not only employs the sensitivity and skills of a trained conservator plus the talents of a highly skilled horological restoration specialist but also encompasses many different conservation disciplines such as wooden object conservation, paintings conservation, metal object conservation, ethnographic conservation, and textile conservation. It requires not only an awareness of an objects history but a long term forward looking viewpoint of an objects potential lifetime as well as an awareness of all of the factors that can affect that lifetime including environmental conditions of the objects setting and the education of its stewards.

The Conservation of Horological Objects is a very specialized profession: not all trained conservators can perform the necessary functions to effect a proper treatment of these particular objects. The profession requires a commitment to a set of accepted professional Code of Ethics and in the case of the AIC, commitment to their Guidelines for Practice plus extensive knowledge in the art and science of horology.   Thus your local clock repair person may not be a "Conservator" even though they may advertise that they possess that level of competence: it is important to check their credentials before employing their services.

James Moss Clockmakers - We provide repair and restoration for clocks made before 1960, specializing in grandfather clocks.

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