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... Q&A on clock matters. A blog by Claire - The Mantel Clock

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How thick is the veneer on a Britain Clockcase mantel clock?

Posting date: 15th November 2010 21:58

The gauge of the veneer is 0.7mm. I have checked with the Britain Clockcase makers and they say whilst the mantel clock veneer is reasonably strong, with a knock against a hard surface you can chip the veneer. The other issue to take care of regarding a veneer is when it is exposed to excessive heat. This may mean on a window ledge under strong sunlight (the "greenhouse" effect) or on a mantel piece next to a hot chimney or hearth. The natural moisture in the mahogany body of the clock can evaporate in this circumstances and the clock shrinks very slightly. This causes movement in the veneer.M

So before making your final decision, I would check whether any of the above could happen in the place you intend to place the clock - Best wishes - Claire

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