After a complete overhaul of the movement and a lot of casework, I brought this one back from the dead. It is now one of the strongest-running clocks in my shop. It features a large brass eagle finial, bent brass bar sidearms, nautical scences behind the glasses, and a "bim-bam" strike that plays out on two chime rods.
I guess this goes to show that if it was fairly well-made to begin with, almost no clock is completely beyond repair. It just takes tools, time, a few parts, and know-how.
I've had some parties interested in this clock, but still no takers, so it is for sale on the Clocks for Sale page. Come check it out in person in Lowell, if you like -- just make an appointment with me.
Even if this banjo clock doesn't sell for a while, that's OK with me. It's a nice reminder that sometimes there are second chances in life.