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You can't find a more qualified crate service in Kansas City to prepare your Longcase Clock for shipment than Kansas City Crates!

Our qualified staff will service the movement then pack and crate your clock correctly. We'll even give you a free lesson in basic care and maintenance too :)

  • Close up view of clock face Tiffany and Co. New York.
  • Ridgeway Westminster Chime grandfather clock with movement service and fully wrapped in export crate for transport.
  • Two different clocks wrapped in protective packaging before crating for moving company.
  • Two views of Howard Miller Clock Company grandfathher clock with movement and cabinet service, and also with clock fully wrapped and sitting in export crate before packing.
  • Two views of Sligh Grandfather Clock packed in wooden crate at home in Edgerton KS 66021
  • Gloves must be used when removing brass weights to prevent tarnishing finish.
  • Removing wood box crate from residence after local move at home in Kansas City MO  64112
  • Large grandfather clock case that is paper, bubble and stretch wrapped loading into solid wall export crate for shipping at company truck.
  • 3 sided glass longcase clock from the black forest germany getting wrapped for crating.
  • Bubble wrapping clock at Fort Leavenworth KS 66027 for export crate.
  • Black forest clock fully wrapped with shock protection and moisture barriers inside export crate for shipment.
  • Oversized brown wrap paper as void fill inside export crate for longcase clock
  • Screwing lid closed on export crate with german black forest grandfather clock inside.
  • Two views of vault like wood crate with grandfather clock inside for international shipment.
  • Clock face from Grand Rapids Clock MFG.
  • Two views of clock with tubular chimes before packing into export crate for storage.
  • Close up view of hammers striking tubular chimes on Grand Rapids Clock Mfg movement.
  • Open view with back removed from bonnet showing 8 tubular chimes.
  • Access door opened on Grand Rapids Clock Mfg showing movement and tubular chimes with hammers at rest.
  • Settting packing blocks on weight cables before crating case for transpost.
  • Detailed view of suspension studs on pendulum spring removed from clock before crating.
  • Packing full set of 8 tubular chimes for shipping with export crate.
  • Two views of grandfather clock cabinet preparation for crating after movement is stabilized for transport.
  • Two views of grandfather clock cabinet wrapped in bubble wrap and stretch wrap for packing into export crate for shipping.
  • Fully wrapped clock in box crate with additional bubble wrap for void fill.
  • Large grandfather clock crate on dolly to be loaded into moving truck.
  • Clock case from No. 1 Broadway, the historic residence of Generals Putnam, Lee and Washington. built by Captain Archibald Kennedy of the Royal Navy.  The clock face was made by Dr. Walter Mendelson with the history of New York envisaged on its face in Heraldic form.  Inside the service door is 3 photographs, the first of Captain Archibald Kennedy, the second of the Kennedy House, and the last of Dr. Walter Mendelson.
  • Antique handmade clock face.
  • Handwritten certification by Dr. Walter Mendelson of clock case from historic residence of Generals Putnam, Lee and Washington.  Also the location where John Andre' wrote his fatal letter to Benedict Arnold. Germantown PA 1926
  • Two views of Strike hammers, chime rods and pendulum hanger of Hentschel Clock movement properly serviced for packing longcase in crate.
  • Foam block protecting antique suspension spring affixed to pendulum rod removed from grandfather clock before crating at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Blue tape is placed on antique glass to reduce vibration during transport.
  • Removing bonnet on antique grandmother clock to service movement before packing into export crate for international shipment.
  • Bonnet lying on paper pads with antique glass protected with blue tape to absorb vibration during transit inside indestructible box crate at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Bonnet panel of antique grandmother clock removed showing service points before packing and crating at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Finely carved wood bonnet, or hood, with antique hand painted clock face on movement with packing materials in place before crating at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Finishing packing of antique grandmother clock bonnet in vault like export crate at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Final inspection of antique grandmother clock bonnet packed in foam lined export crate before attaching lid.
  • Showing paper time and calendar dials on zinc plates behind glass  with Fashion written in gold leaf.  Second view shows detail of full hood kiln-dried seasoned solid walnut cabinet with wood finials patented by Lucius L. Culver hanging on wall at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012 before packing into wood crate for transport.
  • Close up view of Southern Calendar Clock Co. lower calendar dial face at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012 before packing into export crate.
  • Seth Thomas Southern Calendar Clock Co. Fashion No. 3 laying on paper servicing movement for packing into export crate.
  • After pendulum is removed from clock small foam is placed on bell inside Seth Thomas Fashion Model No. 3  clock before packing into wood crate for international shipping at home in Loch LLoyd MO 64012
  • Two views showing mahogany longcase clock and weights by Joakim Hill, Flemington NJ 08822
  • Exposing movement and train of gears to service Joakim Hill clock before packing into wooden crate.
  • Two views showing Joakim Hill hand painted clock face and movement with bell circa 1800.
  • Two views of Joakim Hill Flemmington NJ clock servicing before packing and crating.  One view with door open showing hour strike and pendulum weight, the second view shows crank winding clock while threading cable on brass pulley.
  • Custom cut foam block placed on hour strike weight cable inside mahogany case before wrapping and packing into wooden crate for storage.
  • Both weight cables are secured with foam blocks using crank for wrapping bonnet and packing into crate.
  • Hour strike hammers, gong, verge and escapement of Tiffany and Co New York Clock Co.
  • Mantle spring wound clock made of gold leaf and marble under glass before packing.
  • Clock on table preparing to service for transport
  • Spring driven clock movement no. 2654 with back removed for service showing strike hammer.
  • Mahagony 8 day clock removed from wall for service before packing into export crate.
  • Mantle clock with pendulum removed from eight day movement to pack and crate in wood box.
  • Antique Marine Chronometer by A. Johannsen and Co. 149 Minories, London with gold leaf hands and silver dial.
  • Photo of clock carriage before packing into crate.
  • Photo of clock carriage designed to pivot freely and prevent interference with escapement for navigation use by ships at sea being secured for packing into crate.
  • Key used to wind clock packed in crate.
  • Packing all glass clock case for export crate with interior glass shelves before and after movement service.
  • Strike, time and chime weights before and after packing for transport in indestructible wood box crate.
  • Foam blocks in place with tape measure to show actual size needed for servicing weights on a cable clock before packing into export crate.
  • Two views showing antique grandfather clock cabinet with bonnet removed and door open showing points in back of cabinet where it was fastened to the wall.
  • Brass finial removed and antique glass protected with blue tape on clock hood set aside while grandfather clock movement is serviced for packing and crating.
  • Hour strike and time weights marked and packed into box separately from antique grandfather clock crate.
  • Crate company photographer wrapping antique grandfather clock pendulum at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Custom cut pine wood board placed under antique grandfather clock pendulum with suspension spring and bob protected by foam before wrapping in paper pads to pack separately from wood crate.
  • After movement serviced the longcase of the antique grandfather clock is wrapped in paper pads as the first layer of protection before packing into wood crate at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • After upper portion of antique grandfather clock longcase is wrapped it is placed on paper to fully enclose cabinet and protect fragile finish before packing into wooden crate.
  • Moving paper wrapped clock longcase outside to crating area at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012
  • Carrying grandfather clock to garage for bubble and stretch wrap before packing into vault like export crate for moving at home looking over Loch Lloyd.
  • Paper wrapped antique clock longcase preparing to bubble wrap for export crate.
  • Paper wrapping antique grandfather clock and bracing inside vault like export crate at home in Loch Lloyd MO 64012 for international shipment.
  • Clock serviced for transport and packing into export crate for shipment to Germany at home in Lansing KS  66043
  • After blocking cable pulleys the back panel of some clock cases can be removed and give access to tubular chimes.
  • Kieninger movement as shown from bottom looking up after removal from case before packing into shipping crate at home in Lenexa KS  66220
  • Typical 12 chime rod movement with lever type strike hammer locks required to set before moving clock to pack in crate.
  • Simple rubber band is used to hold MELODY strike hammers against chime rods to safely move clock in wooden crate.
  • Security wire ran through chains holding clock weights before servicing movement to pack longcase cabinet into wood crate at home in Bonner Springs KS  66012
  • Overhead view of tubular chime clock showing 22 tooth long barrel music movement, hammer springs and escapement.
  • Service panel on bonnet removed exposing 8 tubular chimes before packing into wood crate for transport at home in Lee's Summit MO 64081
  • Close up view of antique Grand Rapids Clock Co brass face showing polish in veins circa 1920
  • Kieninger movement before removing from clock cabinet to pack and crate.
  • View of hammers and crutch of movement before removing from case for packing into wood crate.
  • Kieninger movement with face and hands removed from longcase clock cabinet for packing and crating at home in Lenexa KS 66220
  • Before crating a clock the weights must be removed and cable clocks require foam blocks to prevent the pulley from binding.
  • Tubular chimes must be removed before packing and crating clock for transport.
  • Tubular chimes removed from clock before packing into crate for transport at Kansas City home.
  • Hour, time and chime pulleys with foam block in place before weight removal.
  • Simple wood brace is used to secure strike hammers before packing into export crate for shipping at home in Kansas City MO  64127
  • Cuckoo clock removed from wall laying on paper with back removed to access bellows, dancing platform gear and figures for service before packing into export crate at home in Leavenworth KS  66048
  • Rear panel of case removed to service Hermle gong, strike hammers, verge and escapement before packing into export crate at home in Lone Jack MO 64070
  • Proper packing with foam on gong and suspension rod of Seth Thomas movement for transporting clock in export crate.
  • Adjustment screws on 8 of 12 strike hammers  shown to align on chime rods if needed after moving in wooden crate.
  • Overhead view of movement, verge, escapement, moon dial and gong to identify service points before packing and crating.
  • Simple rubber band is used to hold HOUR strike hammers against chime rods to safely move clock in wooden crate.
  • Small block of foam with correct spacing for chime rods of Hermle clock movement required before packing and crating gransfather clock.
  • Delicate suspension spring that required protection before packing and crating a grandfather clock.
  • Chains on weight driven longcase clocks are secured before packing into wooden crate for transport at home in Independence MO 64058
  • Side access door removed from clock to access movement for preparation of packing longcase into wood crate.
  • Chime hammers are packed away from chime rods to prevent clock becoming out of tune while transporting in wood crate.
  • A rubber band and two pieces of foam are used to secure strike hammers and chime rods attached to gong before packing in wooden crate for international shipping.
  • Full view of backside Ridgeway Clock Co. movement showing service points and packing materials necessary before moving in wood crate.
  • Foam protects the adjustment on pendulum of regulator style clock before paper wrapping and packing separately inside wooden shipping crate.
  • The left weight drives the hour strike and must be removed from grandfather clock before packing longcase into crate for moving.
  • Weights are removed from longcase and  wrapped in paper with position marked for easy assembly after moving in wood crate.
  • After moving a crated clock cabinet must be level again for proper operation.
  • White gloves are used when touching brass parts of clock during crate company service.
  • Proper space of pendulum behind weights shown through side glass of Howard Miller Grandfather Clock.
  • Early model of melody weight on Grand Rapids Clock Co. removed from cabinet before crating.
  • Howard Miller Clock weights sitting in die-cut styrofoam box packed separately from clock in wood crate.
  • Original box from Howard Miller Co. with pendulum wrapped in paper and placed inside before crating longcase grandfather clock cabinet.
  • Hour-left, time-center and chime-right weights on cable pulleys before  removal and crating of grandfather clock case.
  • Close up picture of suspension spring with pendulum hanger that requires protection before crating grandfather clock case.
  • Antique regulator style clock with beat adjustment wheel on pendulum rod removed from cabinet before packing into export crate.
  • A small felt pipe cleaner is used to keep the weight chains in place before packing into a wood crate.
  • The pipe cleaner used to keep the chain weights in place are tied together before packing into wood crate.
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