One of today's projects was to fix a clock that would hardly run and didn't chime. The lack of chime was soon discovered to be the lack of an ability to wind up the chime spring. The lack of a rattle from the clock, when shaken was taken to mean that it may just need hooking back on - they weren't too bothered about it chiming, but, if it can, then it should. It also "wouldn't run at all". It's always worth taking a picture when you get the back plate off, to have some chance of putting it all back together... Getting the chime spring barrel open revealed that somebody had been in there before and removed the broken bit - bah! It's maybe not worth bodging it up, as it'll probably run out of chime long before the 14 day clock mechanism needs winding... It's a shame, because it's a nice clock - made some time between 1890 and 1930, probably around 1910 from the style of the case. It's had a clean and oil, but it's a very short pendulum, so unlikely to be a good timekeeper, although it runs fairly reliably now. The case needed a few fixes, as the century-old glue had gone a bit brittle.