A grandfather clock is a treasured possession, beautiful to look at – but very difficult to move! With delicate clockwork, heavy pendulums and weights, glass and crystal, there’s a lot of moving parts to the typical Grandfather clock. Keeping a Grandfather clock in good working order can be a challenge within a home – the floor must be level, the humidity controlled.
Moving a grandfather clock is not for the faint of heart. All of the delicate parts that keep a grandfather clock moving don’t take well to being shifted about. If you need to ship a Grandfather clock, what’s the best way to go about it.
The first step is to choose a Boston Shipping Service that specializes in hard to ship items. You want an experienced team that has successfully shipped Grandfather clocks before. The use of a proper shipping crate and packing materials is essential to keep your Grandfather clock in good working condition while it travels.
Prior to having your Grandfather clock shipped, have a clock shop professional secure the movement for shipping and remove the pendulum and weights. These heavy elements of your Grandfather clock will fare better is they are not contained within the case while the clock is being moved: they can be reinstalled once your clock reaches its intended destination.
Choose a Massachusetts shipping company that offers custom crating services. At Boston Pack and Ship, we custom engineer and build wooden shipping crates for fine furniture like grandfather clocks. The reason that custom crating is important is that is provides you with a crate that is strong enough to stand up to the rigors of shipping and is the optimal size to contain both the grandfather clock and the packing materials. Choosing the right type and amount of packing materials helps protect your grandfather clock while it’s in transit.