I have a late 18th century 30 hour long case clock in need of some TLC which might include making replacements for parts of the frame if the holes are too elongated to accurately bush.
The worn parts are made out of brass strip about 7/8" wide and a fraction over 1/8" thick (0.131" as close as I can measure).
I also need things like an elegant pin to hold the hands on (currently a safety pin) as well as a replacement post to hold the brass dial on. The broken post is currently riveted in place with a collar to provide a secure fixing but I could probably get away with a plain brass rod with a hammered end since the chapter ring covers the expanded end. There is a bit of a taper on the remaining pin and the riveted end is not visible but brass rod of about 5/32" might do. Also needed are retaining pins or some other kind of fixing to retain the dial in position.Ordinary domestic pins are a loose fit.
I would be grateful for any ideas about where I can the brass strip and proper replacements for the small bits needed or the basic materials to make the them if not available off the shelf.
On a slightly different aspect the clock (from a distant relative back in the 1960s) came with a rough cast lead weight weighing an almighty 14lbs. That seems to me far too heavy for a clock in good condition and may in fact explain why some of the holes in the frame are so elongated. So how much should a suitable weight weigh?