I have an archive of "not me" examples that have come across my bench over the years.  One of my favourite gripes is the casual use of soft solder.  I don't like it.  I keep these "not me" records to show people why price is not the only consideration when shopping for someone to service your keepsake.  These machines often don't pose much challenge from a mechanical perspective, but they often pose large problems for would be mechanics that may not be used to the finer touch required to leave the clock or watch in better condition than when it first comes into the shop.  


In this example the suspension spring has been soldered together instead of being replaced.  This is a simple part to manufacture and can often be purchased with minimum expense.  These springs are vulnerable to breakage, but they very rarely break on their own.  


ugly soft solder repair


To move your pendulum clock, first tilt the clock forward, toward you a bit, so that the pendulum rests against the movement.  Then, with the clock tipped a bit toward you as suggested, it's now in a relatively safe position to carry the clock to a different location.   Or at least it's keeping the suspension spring in a safer place than when allowing the pendulum from swinging freely as you move the clock. 


Once you've set the clock back down, you can start it again by simply lifting one end of the clock slightly and setting it down again until the action creates enough swing in the pendulum to start the clock.  If you're having trouble starting the clock, ensure that the clock is wound up well.