This is one of the most egregious bad repairs I have ever seen. Not because the repair itself is so disgusting (it is) but because of the type and value of clock it was performed on. This Dutch clock, made in the 1700's was sold to one of my customers by an upscale antique store in a large city outside of Ohio. The clock sold for $50,000. Yes, that's right, $50,000! Once the clock arrived it did not function so I was called out to have a look. The new owner had been told that the clock had been completely restored before purchase.
Looking at the brass lever on the right you can see three different points where the lever had broken and been repaired very poorly with solder. To the right of that lever is a steel lever and someone folded up a piece of sheet brass and soldered it around the point where it engages with the rack (sawtooth looking lever) below.
There were other problems inside the movement as well.
What was most shocking was that the antique store owner was not willing to perform a proper repair to make it right and the clock was returned for a refund.