I bought the house in which I live in 1981. My grandmother-in-law gave my wife and me an Emperor Model 451 built that year as a housewarming gift.
We divorced in 1996, and my ex took the clock. She called me two weeks ago to ask if I wanted it back (we had built a special recessed place to display it, which I had turned into a bookcase), and I accepted.
It now sits in its original place, not much worse of the wear. I did have to replace the weights and pendulum, which were lost, and it is missing the top spindle (fenieul?).
Any one know where to get one?