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Antique Clocks: ridgeway floor clock, floor clock, pendulum
floor clock, pendulum, shaft: There should be a shaft coming down from the movement on the back side. It will be between the chime rods. You may have to look up from the bottom of the door to see it. The pendulum will have a hooked end and the hook goes into the hole in the shaft that...

Antique Clocks: sessions electric clock wiring, sessions clock, conn usa
sessions clock, conn usa, electric clock: The connecting wires are attached directly to the field coil wires that are about the size of a human hair. It is almost impossible to reattach them. I can not tell what the coil looks like from the picture but I may have a used motor that will fit. If...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandmothes clock, seth thomas, clock repair
seth thomas, clock repair, repair person: I would guess that it probably needs a good cleaning. That usually does the trick. There should be a clock repair person in your area that can do the job. You may have to remove the movement or the repair person can do the whole job but it will cost a lot...

Antique Clocks: value of my antique clock, antique clock, nkw
antique clock, nkw, ebay: Here is a link to ebay where you may be able to find a picture of your clock with what prices they are asking for them. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1311.R1.TR2.TRC1.A0.XSchmeckenbecher&_nkw=schmeckenbecher&_sacat=0&_from=R40...

Antique Clocks: Wm L Gilbert clock model "Salmon", gilbert clocks, city of winsted
gilbert clocks, city of winsted, clock collection: I am sending you a link from Wikipedia that describes the city of Winsted, CT. Apparently, Gilbert was the dominant employer there for a number of years. The company was founded in the late 1700 s and continued until the 1950 s. I also checked ebay.com for...

Antique Clocks: ONE TO MANY CHIME ON THE HOUR, mantel clock, simple solution
mantel clock, simple solution, chime: Sorry for delay in responding I have been away on holiday. Simple solution, the our hand should be on a clutch so you can normally easily move to the correct hour and sink this way, otherwise move the minute hand on two hours quickly with only letting the...

Antique Clocks: Elgin 31 day Clock Chimes, day clock, snap rings
day clock, snap rings, sewing machine: The most common cause of this problem is the need to clean and oil the movement. The old oil gets gummy and does not allow the counting rack to drop all the way down to chime the higher numbers. The rack in the click which helps in counting are located behind...

Antique Clocks: FHS 341-020 wall clock, top hook, wall clock
top hook, wall clock, pendulum: I can sell you a pendulum but I will have to have the dimensions of the old one. What size is the pendulum? How long is the pendulum? What does the top hook look like that attaches to the pendulum rod. If you do not have the old pendulum it is a lot...

Antique Clocks: Grandmother clock chimes, grandmother clock, floor clocks
grandmother clock, floor clocks, broken teeth: The most common cause of this problem is the need for cleaning and oiling. The click for the rack is sticking on its staff and cannot follow the rack as it is lifted upward. These two parts are located immediately behind the face of the clock. Sometimes you...

Antique Clocks: haller mantle clock, mantle clock, clock oil
mantle clock, clock oil, antique clocks: All clocks need proper servicing to work properly. We only specialise in pre C1900 antique clocks as the quality deteriorates as they get newer. You may get away with oiling your movement with a clock oil. This for instance needs doing every few years after...

Antique Clocks: Hawk Wm L. Gilbert Clock, gingerbread clocks, ebay guide
gingerbread clocks, ebay guide, pendulum clock: Hi, I wrote this as an Ebay Guide quite some time ago. People are often confused by the alarm and alarm dial on many shelf and gingerbread clocks.The alarm itself is generally low in the case behind the pendulum. You set the alarm with the small dial under...

Antique Clocks: help to identify a clock, old clock, timesavers
old clock, timesavers, ebay: Most of the Seikosha clocks I saw on ebay are under $100. except for some very rare ones. You might want to check that for yourself to see if any of the clocks match up to what you have. It was my impression that foreign made clocks would show the country...

Antique Clocks: identification of Seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock, school clock
seth thomas clock, school clock, antique seth thomas clock: This is called a short drop octagon or a school clock. Yours is shown in the Seth Thomas 1910 catalog but this style was made over a long period of time; from about 1880-1930. Its value is $75-150. This was finished wood originally and any collector would...

Antique Clocks: lindon31day wall clock, clock repair, wall clock
clock repair, wall clock, repair person: This is probably a Made in China movement. The large mainspring will sometimes not release and that will cause the problem that you describe. The spring is usually on the left side of the dial. If it is wound tight, that could be the problem. You can...

Antique Clocks: please help me to identify this clock, old clock, financial investment
old clock, financial investment, dear friend: the S was on many repro dials from 50 years ago can not tell more from the photo - the mechanism may in fact have some id on it if you take the hands and dial off?? not a valuable clock - fix it only if you like it, not as a financial investmen...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas, seth thomas, missing piece
seth thomas, missing piece, granddaddy: This a Metal Series #4 and was probably made c. 1900. Sometimes the date is stamped on the back or bottom. It consists of a letter for the month and then the year backwards. eg B 5981 = Feb. 1895. They were not always marked. I looked at quite a few different...

Antique Clocks: Seth thomas clock, seth thomas clocks, seth thomas clock
seth thomas clocks, seth thomas clock, antique clocks: sometimes the design and markings on the mechanism might be helpfull --these are the definitive books on these: (I do not have a copy) http://timesavers.com/i-9500736-seth-thomas-clocks-volume-1-by-tran-duy-ly.html http://timesavers.com/i-9500751-seth-thomas-clocks-movements-volume-2-by-tran-duy-ly.htm...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Antique Clock, seth thomas clock, mantle clock
seth thomas clock, mantle clock, thumb nails: It sounds like someone bumped the hour hand while turning the minute hand to set the clock. All you have to do is move the hour hand back two hours and it should function as designed. The hour hand is a gentle friction fit on the tapered sleeve which also...

Antique Clocks: Silence chimes, mantle clock, balance wheel
mantle clock, balance wheel, clock face: Looking at a picture of the 240-020 Hermle built movement I see a lever sticking out from between the movement and the clock face. This lever is on the left looking at the front of the clock and on the right looking from the back. There is a hole in the lever...

Antique Clocks: Vienna Regulator chime sync., cuckoo clock, vienna regulator
cuckoo clock, vienna regulator, snail: If this clock was manufactured within the last 100 years, it probably has a rack and snail chime control in the movement. On these clocks you synchronize the hands with the chime as follows: Turn the minute hand until it begins to strike leaving the minute...

Antique Clocks: Zandaam Clock, pendulum length, center shaft
pendulum length, center shaft, moment of inertia: Yes, this Zandaam movement uses a 31cm pendulum drop. The pendulum length (drop) is defined as the distance between the center shaft center and the bottom of the rating assembly. I interpret this to mean the clearance. This center shaft, of course, is the...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia, brass plate, lll
brass plate, lll, grandmothers: This is the Prompt model and was made c. 1900. One key should fit both sides. The plate at the bottom is a beat scale . When the clock is level, the pendulum should rest at the center of this scale and should move equally in each direction. The A inside...

Antique Clocks: ANSONIA CLOCK - Identify Model Name, insurance purposes, sphinxes
insurance purposes, sphinxes, model name: Well, I found your clock but with only a very bad pic. If you look closely you can see the angel, sphinxes and twisted columns. The model is California and was made about 1894. The original price was $100. The value of $1000 is from 1989. I do think at least...

Antique Clocks: Bim bam chime sounds like doorbell., bim bam, simplest thing
bim bam, simplest thing, wall clock: I looked up that movement part number you gave me and noticed it uses mechanical chime bars rather than a loud speaker to produce the sound. The simplest thing to do is tie one of the hammers in the raised position so it cannot contact the chime bar. This...

Antique Clocks: chimes reversed on 1920's Seth Thomas, seth thomas mantle clock, chimes
seth thomas mantle clock, chimes, half hour: Starting with the minute hand sometime after the hour, turn it clockwise past the half hour and up to the next hour and let it strike. You do not want it to strike on the half hour as you push the hand past it. (If it starts to strike on the half, just ignore...

Antique Clocks: Clocks age, pendulum type, mantle clock
pendulum type, mantle clock, seth thomas: I am sure your Plymouth clock was made by Seth Thomas. They started using the Plymouth name in 1930 but also marketed under the Seth Thomas name. They were manufactured in Thomaston, CT. The town was originally called Plymouth but was renamed Thomaston after...

Antique Clocks: Colonial (Hawina HWN) floor clock weights, church steeples, day clocks
church steeples, day clocks, clear lacquer: Merritts (www.merritts.com) offer a variety of floor clock weights and cases, however, they do not any that weigh as much as 29 lbs. Are you sure this clock requires one weighing 29 lbs? Some large clocks such as those in church steeples, etc., have that...

Antique Clocks: e.n.welch, deadbeat escapement, pivot shaft
deadbeat escapement, pivot shaft, pallet: First,check the plates to make sure neither is bent. I can t figure how else this could happen. But if pushing the EW over works, I think you have a good idea with a washer. However, I suggest you try a bushing as I think it would fit better and not be sloppy...

Antique Clocks: Bim bam chime sounds like doorbell.
Antique Clocks: Bim bam chime sounds like doorbell.

Antique Clocks: Gustav Becker Vienna Suspension Spring, gustav becker, spring assemblies
gustav becker, spring assemblies, gut strings: http://timesavers.com/i-8945892-7-suspension-spring.html close enough to your specs http://timesavers.com/search.html?q=animal+gut&go=Search I would reccommend changing to brass cable - I have not used gut cable in 30 years: http://timesavers.com/search.html?q=brass+cabl...

Antique Clocks: KIENZLE BRASS CLOCK, bim bam, brass clock
bim bam, brass clock, two bells: movement made in 1978 by the Hermle company in Germany 130-70 is their part number for their round balance escapement time and strike movement that strikes bim-bam on two bells. evaluation not possible with info given and I avoid these questions on value...

Antique Clocks: Seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock, oil soap
seth thomas clock, oil soap, antique seth thomas clock: Seth Thomas built that style of clock for approximately 150 years. It is difficult to say how old it is based on the style of the case. I see the minute hand is held on by a tapered pin. This would indicate that it is probably at least 100 years old. Also,...

Antique Clocks: Uneven weight drop, clock mechanism, grandfather clock
clock mechanism, grandfather clock, cable speed: It sounds to me like the block pulley for the time drive is fowled. If the cable jams between the arm and the pulley, the two to one differential between cable speed and weight speed is lost. This causes the weight to drop twice as fast as it should. Simply...

Antique Clocks: Vintage Sessions advertising wall clock, sessions clock company, decorative corners
sessions clock company, decorative corners, ebay: did you see this one?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PLYMOUTH-ROPE-Clock-SESSIONS-Original-ELECTRIC-c-1936-FREE-USA-SHIPPING-/290918585634?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bc195522&nma=true&si=bLDS5GLr958ABUcAQnFj4kzd5po%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557...

Antique Clocks: waterbury, spring pendulum, nawcc bulletin
spring pendulum, nawcc bulletin, wall clock: It s hard to say what this came out of. Here is a trick I read in the NAWCC Bulletin many years ago. Set the movement on a testing stand that will allow for a long pendulum. Take a rod about 18 long. Unbend a medium size paperclip. Hold one end of it against...

Antique Clocks: Adrian Mantle clock is not keeping time, ingraham mantle clock, pendulum bob
ingraham mantle clock, pendulum bob, adjustment nut: That would be called an Ingraham mantle clock --Adrian is the model name was going to tell you I never heard of such a clock. there is a f and an s embossed on the dial at the left and right side of the little slot that the adjuster wheel protrudes...

Antique Clocks: antique mantle clock, antique mantle clock, clock oil
antique mantle clock, clock oil, winstead ct: I do not see a question here but I will give you some advise concerning the maintenance of the clock. Do not use kerosene on the clock. A clock only needs to be oiled once every 10 years or so with a special clock oil. The movement should be removed to...

Antique Clocks: Asonia wooden 1890 gingerbread walnut kitchen clock, kitchen clock, keeping time
kitchen clock, keeping time, ebay: Most Ansonias of this era used plain spade hands. You need to know how long the minute hand is or the diameter of the outer minute track. You need to know whether the hole in the minute hand is square or oblong. You can check Ebay and maybe find an old pair....

Antique Clocks: clock setting, sessions clock, clock oil
sessions clock, clock oil, finger nails: Virtually all clocks with a hinged glass crystal or lens are set by turning the minute hand directly. I believe Sessions clocks can be turned either direction, but I prefer to turn the hand forward only. Be care not to bump the hour hand as it is on a taper...

Antique Clocks: Daneker Grandfather Clock
Ebay lists a clock such as yours with a buy it now price of $550. There were no bids so apparently no one wants to pay this price or even make an offer. About 2 years ago I purchased a Westminster chime Grandmother clock not working for $75. at an estate sale....

Antique Clocks: finial replacement, steeple clock, seth thomas
steeple clock, seth thomas, ebay: Although it s a long shot, the best place to hunt for an identical one is Ebay. However,my suggestion is to pull them both out and find a pair that come close. You can check Ebay for this but you can also contact my usual supply house, timesavers.com. They...

Antique Clocks: Hermle 130-020 minute hand, hand shaft, clock case
hand shaft, clock case, square hole: the minute hand is two pieces - the hand and the center collet with the square hole in it. holding the hand and either with a square end of a file that fits the collet or a pair of pliers on the OD of the collet--rotate the relationship between the two so...

Antique Clocks: Herschede Mantle Clock's Worth, mantle clock, herschede
mantle clock, herschede, insurance purposes: can you post a photo of the back plate of the clock showing the number? that may not be the serial number from Herschede but another maker who made it for them. that actual number does not exist in the listings ( it would fall in the 1926 era) so I am suspicious......

Antique Clocks: Linden 31 day Regulator (Korea), cast iron base, bim bam
cast iron base, bim bam, ride in the car: It sounds like you have a bim bam clock you are wanting to repair. The tapered rod you describe, of course, are the chime bars. They are pressed in to a cast iron base but have apparently broken off. You might be able to press what is left of the bars out...

Antique Clocks: movements of a westminister mantle clock, pendulum clocks, mantle clock
pendulum clocks, mantle clock, german reunification: Since this clock was made in W.. Germany rather than Germany it precedes German reunification. I believe reunification occurred in 1989 so it was made before then and after the end of WWII. Other than that I have no way to date the clock more accurately. ...

Antique Clocks: number on plate, pendulum length, modern clock
pendulum length, modern clock, way over my head: I have never known if that is for sure related to the pendulum length -but I suspect that it is for some manufacturers-I have never used it for that purpose though my book shows a Waterbury steel plates in a gingerbread case having 5 3/8 on the leg has...

Antique Clocks: Revere Westminster Mantle Decor Telechron Motored Chime Clock Clock, machine oils, timesavers
machine oils, timesavers, pivot points: General Electric Corporation bought out Telechron sometime during the 1930 s. Since I have a GE movement that I can look at I checked to see what could be wrong. The GE has a lever with an idler gear on it which engages the chime drive. When it is time to...

Antique Clocks: Rutherford Grandfather Clock, emperor clock, pack weights
emperor clock, pack weights, mr saunders: that is actually: Erhard Jauch, Uhrenfabrik a #77 movement explain the weights falling off ?? in the middle of the night? when you pull up the chains? do you use one hand or two when you pull the weights up? daily maintenance??? not running could...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas electric mantel clock, mantel clock, seth thomas
mantel clock, seth thomas, chime: Robert Is impossible to tell without seeing the movement. It could be several different things. You say it is chiming on the hour, but assume it is not striking the right number of hours. Levers could be sticking. Or it is a simple matter of just moving...

Antique Clocks: waltham clock, waltham watch co, info ie
waltham watch co, info ie, clock face: 1930 s I would guess - waltham watch co bought out the waltham clock co so it was natural for them to put some of their watch movements into larger cases--I really know no more http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/WalthamHistory.htm...

Antique Clocks: Winding Instructions
The correct procedure for winding any clock is to turn the winding key or crank until resistance to winding suddenly increases. The clock should then run for the correct number of days without further attention. I assume this neighbors clock will not chime...

Antique Clocks: Cates Geographical clock
It looks like you have a very valuable and rare clock. Since the patent dates are 1877 it was probably made sometime in 1894 as the duration of a patent was 17 years at that time. It might be just a bit newer but they usually did not stamp the expired patent...

Antique Clocks: clock making and general maintenance
Again, Merritts (www.merritts.com) and probably Timesavers (www.timesavers.com) have a number of offerings. I do not know which would be the best to get. There is a book on how to repair 20 American clocks. There are other books available for some of the various...

Antique Clocks: clock picture, banjo picture
banjo picture: I do not think either Timesavers or Merritts has a smaller image. By the way, I have no association financially or otherwise with either of these organizations. I just purchase from their catalog. I am sending you an image photograph from my clock. You should...

Antique Clocks: Converting OG clocks
My daughter bought me a Seth Thomas OG about a year ago. I do not know what she paid for it. It contained the original movement and weights, original glasses as would be expected the strings were disintegrated. Since this was a birthday gift, I have no idea...

Antique Clocks: have you seen a cuckoo clock like this before
It sounds like you have a one day clock. There is quite a wide range of weights available for cuckoo clocks. According to Merritts Catalog (www.merritts.com) weights of 420 grams (14.8 oz.)are used only on one day clocks. Weights in the range of 500 grams...

Antique Clocks: Eloper cuckoo clock problem
it seems like I thought that the chain with the weight on it as it is going down, passes by the rubber roller and should turn the black plastic 2 lobed cam gear and lift the wire attached to the man, up and down. The wire rides on the cam gear -might need...

Antique Clocks: Emperor Clock
If it has been at least 10 years since your clock was cleaned and oiled it probably needs it now. The right weight has to operate before the left weight can. If you pull down on the right weight a little and move the minute hand to the 12 it should chime....

Antique Clocks: Emperor mantle clock
Six hours is a lot of time to be fast. That means that the pendulum is way to short. It sounds like maybe the suspension spring may have slipped and is not in place. If you follow the pendulum up to the top most point there will be a very thin spring that...

Antique Clocks: lost winder key
Antique Clocks: lost winder key

Antique Clocks: Follow up on Tempus Fugit 1977
yes and yes confused about your goals here-- a 1977 Hermle movement has got to be on it s last legs unless it never got much use or has already been rebuilt-- then the new movement is the better long term answer for sure. If you want to try to save money...

Antique Clocks: lost winder key
OK You will have to measure across the square arbor that the key fits onto. It won t be easy as the arbors seem to be below the level of the dial. Then find the correct size from the chart. You can buy keys on Ebay or go to timesavers.com which is where I...

Antique Clocks: N. Muller clock
We were able to find a few sites on the Internet that referred to the Muller NY clock. However, we were not able to copy them for emailing. If you go to www.ebay.com and type in the search N Muller NY no 14 it will bring up a picture of the clock. It appears...

Antique Clocks: Prep to start up
wind all 3 springs fully hang the pendulum bob on the back set it swinging move the minute hand to the correct time clockwise--you can wait till the correct time is 2 o clock then from your photos, just move the hands from 1:10 to 2 - waiting for...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock
I see one spring is completely wound and the other about half wound. The one that is half wound is for the chime and I assume this is the one you cannot turn. I would try removing the movement from the case and lubricating it. For the upper pivots, you should...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Ogee
The worn pivots, as the bearings are called, are probably causing your problem. The staff ends will bind in the worn area increasing friction until the clock will not run any more. If you have not already lubricated the clock, I would do that first. Be certain...

Antique Clocks: Tempest Fugit Clock
pliers - bend the new hammer shafts up(about 1.5 back from the heads) so the heads rest about 3/16 from each rod other issue: the minute hand is two pieces - the hand and the center collet with the square hole in it. holding the hand and either with a...

Antique Clocks: E. INGRAHAM wall clock runs fast
My wife s clock runs a full 8 days so I assume yours should too. It is possible it would run longer if slightly off level. Listen to the beats as the clock runs and see if it is beating evenly. As a customer of mine once said, the tick to the tock and the...

Antique Clocks: E. Ingraham wall clock
Many years ago, my wife inherited a similar E. Ingraham clock when her grandfather died. I had no problem getting the clock to keep accurate time by lowering the pendulum by means of the nut under the bob. Sometimes the pendulum will not slide smoothly so...

Antique Clocks: Elgin Westminster Chime Anniversary Mantel Clock
Sorry for delay in answering, I have been away on holiday for a week. I specialize in 17th and 18th century clocks and I am not 100% savve on later 20th century examples that we do not sell. What I would do though is 1) take minute hand off and refit 15...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock stopped
ignore the weight drop --the test is is the clock chiming each quarter and striking the hour properly? seems not from your comments? spraying any clock movemnt with WD-40 is going to be fatal to it eventually- gears do not get oiled. no telling...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Lancaster County hammer strikes
sure-- the hinge points of the individual hammers swing on a single shaft and should not be oiled because the oil sets up and you get the situation you have. without taking the whole thing apart, you might try alcohol or tuner cleaner on the base of each...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton ships clock ww ll
Ships clocks were generally mounted in the pilot house. I assume this is wound from the front. They were extremely accurate. During WWII GPS was not available although it predecessor, Loran (long range navigation), was. I do believe sextants were used, at...

Antique Clocks: Hermle black forest clock 451-050H
It is necessary to oil all of the pivot points in all three gear trains. Hopefully, you can do it without removing the movement. Use a light oil such as you would use to oil a sewing machine. You will probably have to remove the face if this is a grandmother...

Antique Clocks: identification of clock
Great clock! vintage of early 1900 s might be a custom case maker or one of these makers: http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/W&HHistory.html or http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/WalterHDurfeeHistory.html...

Antique Clocks: Identification of grandfather clock
I don t know the maker but this is a fabulous clock. It is from the 1890-1910 period. It is obviously all hand carved and of great quality. It appears to have Westminster chimes and the moon phase is wonderful. It could have been made in this country or Europe...

Antique Clocks: Key Size?
I checked my wife s heirloom kitchen clock which is an Ingraham Cymbal clock, and it is intended to be wound with a #6 key. This is because the arbor measures 3.6 mm. The key that came with the clock is a #7 and it fits very sloppily on the arbor but it has...

Antique Clocks: La Vallee carriage clock
same as yours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K52iRb8ATVE http://www.lavallee.eu/index.html clock could use a professional refinish of the brass - the laquer covering is just what got discolored by the ammonia my guess is several thousand...

Antique Clocks: Model 4899 howard miller
A few years ago my son in law bought my daughter a very beautiful Howard miller floor clock. It seems like he paid $1000. for it working. This was half what it sold for new about 10 years before. Bill and I set the weights and pendulum. The clock was cable...

Antique Clocks: New Haven Clock Age
You are right about New Haven and the date. But otherwise I m afraid I have to bust your bubble. These clocks were not hand done. The wood is basically flat boards which have the design stamped in. The glass was stenciled or silk screened. The value is $75-125...

Antique Clocks: pendulum stops
The positions of the minute hand you mentioned are points where the chime trip rod is rising and a little bit higher friction is to be expected. However, this friction is normally not enough to stop the clock. Your problem could be as simple as lack of lubrication...

Antique Clocks: Quarter hour "songs" incorrect
When was the last time your clock movement was properly serviced? If you are running anything mechanical the movement will need oiling ever year or so and cleaning and maintenance every 10-15 years ? I assume from this it is striking 2 quarters at quarter...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock chimes
This always happens at 8 o clock? Then at 9 it strikes 10 times? I don t know why this would happen at 8 only, possibly a bent gear tooth. This problem is usually more hap-hazard and can happen at different hours. In that case it is usually levers inside that...

Antique Clocks: Smith English LTD
We researched the history of the Smith Clock company and will attempt to send it to you. http://www.allexperts.com/expertx.cgi?m=11&expID=121920&qID=5048469 If you go to this site you will see your clock companies history. It appears they combined...

Antique Clocks: wall clock runs fast
Diagnosing problems is the hardest thing for me to do without having the clock in front of me. Your symptoms indicate to me the need for cleaning and probably a bushing or two. There is something making the clock lose power and these are the most common reasons...

Antique Clocks: Waltham 31 Day Chime wall Clock
I have had luck quieting the strike by putting several small postage stamp size pieces of black plastic electrical tape on the steel coiled gong at the spot where the hammer hits the gong. building up till the sound is right. if you want no strike, then...

Antique Clocks: Waltham anniversary clock broken suspension wire
These clocks are very difficult clocks to repair. You can replace the suspension spring and it probably will still not run correctly. I can not tell from the picture how the top part of the spring connects to the movement but they usually have a small plastic...

Antique Clocks: Welby clock
if it works and is in running condition, about $75 perhaps; http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1950-039-s-Welby-Germany-400-Day-Mantle-Clock-With-Original-Welby-Hang-Tag-/361079494190?pt=US_Clocks&hash=item541203d62e&nma=true&si=7BUGcOaYkNK6PzcYiZg%252B9pTViNc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l255...

Antique Clocks: 1-day Dutch (?Zaandan?) chair-clock
without a photo - gonna be kinda hard to say-- probably not stuck on a cog but between the chain wheel and the next gear -- might be able to pry some freedom with a twist of a screwdriver? can you attach a photo of the back with as much of the chain problem...

Antique Clocks: hanson grandfather clock
If this is an older clock, I would take a look at the chime and strike hammers and see if the tips are still in good condition. These tips are made of plastic or leather and soften the blow of the hammers. Tips are available from Merritts (www.merritts.com)...

Antique Clocks: Japanese wall clock
I attempted to read the make of the clock as indicated on the face but could not make it out. If you will send me the manufacturer located at the most bottom of the clock, I will try to see what I can find for you. I will wait for a reply from you....

Antique Clocks: Japy Freres Rococo Cartel wall clocks
I am going to attempt to send you a link to the History of Japy Frers clocks. http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/JapyFreresHistory.html I checked ebay and found the clocks similar to yours but not exactly ranging in price from $655....

Antique Clocks: Junghans clock pendulum help
the amount of nuts is not important just the position up and down to figure the length within 2 as all the pendulums have adjustments on them as well it has to fit in the space from the bottom of the leader where the pendulum hooks on down to the bottom...

Antique Clocks: kieninger original
Congratulations on your having possession of a nice family heirloom. Kieninger is said to be the oldest existing manufacturer of mechanical clocks. They are now owned by Howard Miller who apparently bought them to have a source of high quality movements for...

Antique Clocks: maker of a clock
It sounds like a clocks later than C1810 that we specialise in, your question may be better answered by someone who deals in these later clocks. If you want me to try and help though I would need pictures. We specialise in 1680 to 1810 antique clocks in the...

Antique Clocks: Mauthe Clock
Repairing your problem is very simple. The hour hand is pushed on to a tapered sleeve which holds it and drives it. Place the hour hand in the correct position relative to the chime and the minute hand and push it toward the face using both thumb nails. Press...

Antique Clocks: New haven Clock
I found your clock in the New Haven 1886 catalog. Very nice and rare. I scanned the catalog page. You should be able to read if you zoom in. If you can t, let me know. I could not find it in the current price guide. Otherwise, I think everything you need is...

Antique Clocks: pendulum stops
I sounds like the movement should be cleaned and oiled by a clock repair person. There can be dirt that gets in the gears and bushings and slows the whole movement to the point that is stops. I remove the movement and place it into an ultrasonic cleaner....

Antique Clocks: Removing and replacing Verge Pin Plate
having some trouble with the words describing your issue. can you attach a photo and tell who made the clock or the works? is this the short steel pin that the verge saddle swings on that is missing? they are generally driven into the brass part from inside...

Antique Clocks: Session Antique Kitchen Clock
Sorry for the delay but I thought I had answered this question. The weight of a pendulum has little to do with the beat rate of the clock. The length is the critical thing. Shortening the length increases the speed at which the clock operates and is what...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Clock chimes
I think you have a poltergeist in your clock. Seriously, if you have a bell that rings at the 1/2 hour there are two different chiming mechanisms in this clock. If it chimes once at the 1/2 hour, then the same devise controls both chimes. It is not going...

Antique Clocks: Swing Clock
not sure about the clock- but aparently the statue is quite valuable! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Art-Nouvelle-Victorian-French-Geo-Maxim-Bronze-Spelter-Statuettes-C1900-/321559157251?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item4ade6b5a03...

Antique Clocks: Zaanham clock reair
New movements are available from Merritts (www.merritts.com) and Timesavers (www.timesavers.com). They feature a wide variety of different quarts/battery movements with both strike and chime features. There is even one where you can program a song into it...

Antique Clocks: 100 year old grandfather clock wont't chime.
What you found in the bottom of the case was probably the pin that actuates an extension of the arm that lifts the hammers. It screws into a spoke on a gear in the strike gear train. There is probably a widening of the spoke where the pin is screwed or pressed...

Antique Clocks: ansonia clock identification
Most statues on these figure clocks are the same as the black mantel clock ornaments or toppers. I was not able to find your clock but I did find the statue called Reflection . So this would also be the name of the clock. These clocks were made into the 1920...

Antique Clocks: Blackforest Cockoo
Music boxes are the most difficult movement to adjust. If the clock is at least 15 years old you may have to replace the music box as sometimes the bushings wear out and there is no repair, just replace. I do not know what brand movement that you have but...

Antique Clocks: New Haven Black Lacquer & gold clock
It would seem like whoever cleaned, oiled and adjusted your clock may have an obligation here regarding the failure to chime. If he completely disassembled the movement to clean it, there are many opportunities for making mistakes which would cause improper...

Antique Clocks: Sessions 8 inch octagon drop clock (schoolhouse?)
This style of clock was popular for a long time and remains so. The Sessions Company did not exist until 1903 so your clock is no older than that. It could have been made as late as the 1930 s. A short drop octagon is worth $100-150. Sessions made the...

Antique Clocks: Winterhalder & Hoffmeier 8 day mantle clock
There are two ways to synchronize the movement depending on what type of movement you have. First try to move the minute hand rapidly past the 6 or 12 which ever is closest to the current placement and go right to the next chime cycle (6 or 12). On some...

Antique Clocks: antique japanese chiming wall clock
Most striking clocks can be silenced by simply not winding the strike spring. If you are not sure which is the strike spring simply wind only one spring the next time you wind the clock. If the clocks stops in a few days you know that is the time side and...

Antique Clocks: Baldwin Grandfather Clock
There could be a number of causes of this problem. I ran into one recently where the weights were installed on the wrong chains. On this clock the one that powers the Westminster chime is heavier than the other two. On this clock it was the one on the right...

Antique Clocks: gingerbread calendar clock
http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/makerresults.php?m=Feishtinger,_Charles @1894 apparently quite rare http://mb.nawcc.org/archive/index.php/t-53220.html http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?53220-Feichtinger-Calendar-Clock-Research you will...

Antique Clocks: Hermle 2117 and Salem 4"
Before you decide to go with a quartz movement let me do a little research and see if I can repair the original movement and maybe give you some idea on cost. I am a firm believer in repairing the old original movement. The value of the clock will be lost...

Antique Clocks: Ingraham Clock Radio
It sounds like you have an interesting and rather rate piece. I could not find any reference to this clock radio in my Ryders manuals which are rather thorough in their scope. I did find a few listed on ebay which sold for $55.00. It did not have the model...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Mantle Clock
Try one thing before getting the clock repaired. Put pressure in the opposite direction that you would wind the right side spring. This is the quarter hour spring and it has to activate before the hour will operate. After turning the key backwards with...

Antique Clocks: loose min. hand
It is really hard to tell what the problem is without seeing the clock. I can give you my best guess. If the problem is in the hand, it is a simple fix. You will have to make the hole in the hand a little smaller. This can usually be done by using a small...

Antique Clocks: Modern Grandfather clock
All the grandfather clocks I have worked on have been either electric or weight powered. It is possible you have one that is spring powered. If this were the case you would have winding arbors in the dial like a mantle clock. If the escape wheel is not powered...

Antique Clocks: pendulum won't stay swinging
You will need the movement professionally cleaned and oiled. The bushings, gears and pins are getting dry or dirty and they can not operate correctly. There are very few clock repair people around any more but if you can find one locally they may come to...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway grandfather clock
This problem is generally caused by the click (rachet pawl)not fully engaging the click wheel. This is often caused by the lubricating oil oxidizing and becoming gummy. This can best be corrected by washing this with a solvent such as carburetor cleaner and...

Antique Clocks: Simplex Clocks
First of all, the numbers on the motor and clutch do not mean much as I have no books to tell me anything about the clocks. That said, I think you may have some clocks that were in a school or factory. If they are what I think they are, they were all connected...

Antique Clocks: ARGUS clock Mfg. by Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co.
These gingerbread clocks have come down in the past few years. The Argus would bring $75-150 at auction. You can go to NAWCC.org (clock collectors site.)and post a question on the message board for a repairmen. It is free and people in our area will see it....

Antique Clocks: E. Ingraham Store Regulator
remove hands - remove dial brass verge crutch wire connects the steel anchor pallets to the swinging pendulum rod leader http://mb.nawcc.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=109422&d=1322519697&stc=1 plumb the case then bend the verge wire left or right...

Antique Clocks: The Franklin Mint clock
Antique Clocks: The Franklin Mint clock

Antique Clocks: The Franklin Mint clock
Franklin Mint is an organization which markets some rather high quality items. They have antique car models, dolls, animals, etc. Some of these contain clocks, others do not. The clocks for the most part are of the modern quartz battery operated type which,...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock
The center chain is always the most difficult to thread on. First, determine with a small screw driver pushing on the sprocket which direction the sprocket turns when you are winding it. Then install the end of the chain on a couple of teeth in this sprocket....

Antique Clocks: isgus clock
Grandfather and grandmother clocks are worth pretty much what ever you can get for them. You do have a fairly old German clock. Please see below. Join Date Aug 2004 Posts 2,600 usa de brandenburg Default Re: ISGUS Grandfather Clock...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle clock.
This is a very simple process. Turn the minute hand until the clock chimes. If it strikes its first cycle of four notes and the hand is on the 12, Move the minute hand very fast clockwise to the six. This will synchronize the hand to the chime for the second...

Antique Clocks: Antique schoolhouse clock losing time
Yes, turning the nut clockwise will generally raise the pendulum which speeds the clock up. Counter clockwise will slow it down. When turning it counter clockwise be certain the pendulum bob actually lowers as sometime friction will read downward movement....

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock
We only sell earlier pre C.1810 longcase clocks, this one looks around C1840 or later. I would expect a value of around 600-800 but I cannot see the conditon very well from the picture. I also do not know size of dial, clearly smaller dials are more valuable....

Antique Clocks: linden brass gresco frog clock
I have evidence Linden clocks were built in the USA and Germany and possibly even France. One site which you might want to access says the more modern Linden Clock Co. did not start up until 1950; hence it could not have produced a clock during WW I. The company...

Antique Clocks: mantle clock
It sounds like the movement has some gears that are not in alignment or the electronics are going haywire. About all you can do is try to align the minute hand with the strike. Sometimes there is a brass insert on the hand that slips. If this insert is...

Antique Clocks: plymouth electric clock
This is a very old clock. The armature is located inside the coil. If a small wire is pulled off there is really no fix to the coil. It has to be replaced and I have not seen a coil for these units in over 20 years. Please visit our web site: www.kieferappliance.com...

Antique Clocks: regarding the pendulum hanger of the old Junghans pendulum clock!
normally these suspension springs have two thin flexible legs like a little swing what is nearly broken ?? if it works- it might last a long time --if one of the legs is broken it will need replacement held in to the post at the top by a screw or...

Antique Clocks: Replacement parts
Both Merritts (www.merritts.com) and Timesavers (www.timesavers.com) offer dials and hands. Unfortunately, these items are not specifically designed for all brands and models of clocks. Basically, they are generic. However, they can generally be modified to...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandfather minute adj.
Usually what happens is that the center shaft of the minute hand slips on the hand itself. You will have to hold the center brass part of the hand with a pliers and turn the outside of the hand about 30 degrees one way or the other. I then either peen the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas information
This is the Kent model from about 1900. Sometimes on this particular movement, if the time mainspring (on the left as you look into the back) is unwound enough the the hammer will rest on the spring and won t hit the bell. In the picture that spring needs...

Antique Clocks: ships bell clock
A ships bell clock strikes in a four hour sequence. Repeating this sequence 3 times in a 12 hour day. This is because the typical length of a watch was 4 hours long and this told the sailor how much longer he had to work before his watch was over. The relationship...

Antique Clocks: 1890 mantel shelf clock
It sounds like the hands were installed incorrectly on your clock. What you have to do is remove the nut or tapered pin which holds the minute hand on its staff, then remove the minute hand. Then reinstall the minute hand correctly locking it in place with...

Antique Clocks: Admiralty Ship's Bell Clock not striking properly
firt wire needs adjusting see photo -- set screw (lower arrow) allows adjustment left or right to hold off one bell on the 1/2 hour sequence glass your are on your own - don t know how it is held in http://timesavers.com/i-8945751-3-1-4-convex-glass.htm...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia and JB Co Clocks
actual mechanical condition is so important and I have know way of knowing costs for overhaul of clocks like these can run $200-$500 which is above their actual value Ebay searches for SOLD AUCTIONS for similar or identical items can be the best indicator...

Antique Clocks: Bell strike Ships clock
the wire prevents the last strike in the sequence from occurring by holding the hammer up at a higher level on the last strike- it still tries to hit but does not reach the bell- perhaps your hammer is too close to the bell to begin with? I don t think I can...

Antique Clocks: Chimes out of sync
Some movements have an hour strike mechanism that has to pivot to the correct hour and sometimes they get sticky and do not drop as they should. I do not know if your movement has this type of strike counter or not but you will have to take the face off of...

Antique Clocks: just inherited 2 old clocks
send pic on Ansonia? ---around 1870 I suspect 1869 - Full-scale clock production resumes under the name of the newly incorporated Ansonia Brass & Copper Co., a reorganization of the Ansonia Brass & Battery Company. By June of 1870, the company reports...

Antique Clocks: Jaunch wall clock
Do you think that the minute hand dragging on the glass was enough friction to stop it running? ABSOLUTELY , YES! Angers Clock Repairs Sam Anger 12933 Fred Harvey Rd. Sanderson, FL 32087 Phone: (904) 275-2437 Email: seanger125@nefcom.net ...

Antique Clocks: Mantel Clock
What you have is a German manufactured movement and an English manufactured case. Hermle makes many movements which were shipped all over the world to case builders who then market the clocks. The fact that it is stamped made in West Germany means it was manufactured...

Antique Clocks: Seth Yhomas Model E658
The clock does not have to be level but it is a good starting point. Be sure to level both directions as well. Any time a clock is moved it there is a risk of it not running. After starting the pendulum, listen to the tick-tock. You may not be able to...

Antique Clocks: Ships bell clock
think I cant help further-been years since I worked on one of these- if you can do a closer up longer video of both sides of the mechanism in action - maybe I can see something? you have a clock repair shop anywhere around? Might be if you just bring the...

Antique Clocks: 1974 Mantle Clock
The number 340-020 is definitely a Hermle model number. That movement is still available new from organizations such as Merritts (www.merritts.com). They also offer a few parts for it. The number 74 probably indicates the year of manufacture, namely 1974....

Antique Clocks: 1974 Seth Thomas Quartzmatic Mantle Clock?
Seth Thomas is a very old company having been started before the Civil War. They manufactured primarily mantle clocks and wall clocks. In the late 1930 s they merged with Westclox of LaSalle, Illinois and formed the General Time Instruments Company. This name...

Antique Clocks: 19802 Pearl Grandfather Clock Value
I checked with ebay and they had one with a buy it now price of $900. New Howard Miller clocks go for between 1200 and 4000 dollars depending upon how ornate the case is. Pearl does not appear to still be in business. Possibly it was bought out by Howard...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Gingerbread Clock
The top sticker is probably the original retail seller of the clock. Most sellers had their own label so you would know where to get it serviced and buy another one if needed. It was just advertising. The other sticker sounds like a repair person that...

Antique Clocks: Farcot Clock
Sorry, we were traveling and slow to answer your question. Merritt s (www.merritts.com) has a number of tools for opening cases. Search on opener. If none of these will work, please send picture of the clock backs to mapawms@aol.com I can then look for...

Antique Clocks: Fast running Seth Thomas mantle clock
Check to see that when you turn the adjustment screw on the front with a key that it actually moves the pendulum spring down to make it longer. Sometimes the screw is stripped and it does no good to turn the screw on the front. If the adjusting system is...

Antique Clocks: Jacques Hall Clock
The fact that your clock uses 9 tubes makes me suspect it plays a Whittington chime. If it does it will have 8 hammers operating the chime. The 9th tube will be used for the strike function, possibly one or more of the chime tubes will also be struck for the...

Antique Clocks: Length of Pendulum
The pendulum length is measured in several ways. Sometimes it is from the center shaft which contains the hands to the bottom of the pendulum, sometimes it is from the seat board to the bottom of the pendulum. However, in this case, I suspect it is from the...

Antique Clocks: putting back pendulum on an Ithaca Floor clock 1900s
Many of the larger clocks use a pendulum suspension which is tight once the pendulum is installed. This prevents a double jointed movement of the pendulum which negatively impacts the accuracy of the clock. These must be tilted forward for the hook to engage...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas mantle clock
Inside that center hole you will see a square metal arbor. Originally the key to your clock had a small key on the back end. If you have that the small end should fit the small arbor. If you don t have the original key I would suggest you get a number 2 watch...

Antique Clocks: 1948 Revere Westminter Chime clock
I have repaired a number of these clocks and usually the only thing that is wrong is the motor and they can be replaced. If the old movement is gone there is nothing that can be done but find another movement. I do not have any used movements because I can...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia clocks
This is a typical gingerbread or kitchen clock from about 1900. That applied carving on top makes this one a bit better than average. Most are just a flat board with designs pressed in. It was part of Ansonia s K Assortment. This is a page from the 1901...

Antique Clocks: Black Slate Antique Clock
This is a French clock. It was made by Jape Freres, a very well known and prolific maker from the mid to late 19 century. The emblem on the back says they won a medal of honor. It does not say where but it was probably at an Exhibition or what we now call...

Antique Clocks: Buchbinder clock
This looks like an industrial time clock. During my younger years I had jobs where when you came to work you picked up your timecard and placed it in one of the slots. The clock then stamped the time on your card, you then placed your card back on the rack....

Antique Clocks: Buchbinder clock
Antique Clocks: Buchbinder clock

Antique Clocks: franz hermle clock
Hermle makes so many different movements that it is hard to tell. Most of the square movements are similar. The round movements are a little more rare. A lot of their movements are made for a special application or case. I do not think it is very rare...

Antique Clocks: GE electric alarm clock
Don t feel bad that you broke the little wires because when I first started doing these clock coils I did the same thing. If you do send me the parts, please send the motor as well as the coil so I can test the motor on my coil to be sure it will work. The...

Antique Clocks: Grand father clock
Stringing the chains onto the sprockets requires removing the movement from the case. If some of the chains are still intact, be certain they cannot come off or remove the weight(s) from the chains. The sprockets which require chains will ratchet in one direction,...

Antique Clocks: New Haven Mantel Clock strike hammer lifting strap
New Haven clock movements are a kind of unique as they did not make as many as Gilbert and some of the other New England makers. They were a very good movement but most of their parts do not fit on any other movement. This rod is spring steel and I can...

Antique Clocks: old clock
I m not sure about the 18 but that could be the date as 1918 would be about right. Usually a date on the back would have a letter and 4 numbers which would be the month and year backwards. e.g. B0091 would be Feb. of 1900. The number you give for the movement...

Antique Clocks: old cuckoo clock
You may have gotten the clock out of level when you wound it. After you place the pendulum on the clock you should listen to the tick tock beat. If it is equal on each beat it should run. You may have to raise or lower one side of the clock to make it tick...

Antique Clocks: vintage clock
I have repaired many of the clocks like the one that you have but do not know much about the company. There are two United Clock Works companies. One in Brooklyn, NY and the other in Germany. I have a web site that I use that may help you in your search:...

Antique Clocks: Antique clock I purchased. Very hard to locate info.
We do not specialise in these are our clocks are generally English and a lot older. The date of your clock will be around. C1900 as a result of Arabic. Numerals. Not the greatest quality. Probably American movement. As stated we do not sell these though and...

Antique Clocks: Antonia mantle clock
I could not find this model anywhere. This is a typical oak gingerbread or kitchen clock from about 1900. A lot of these have just a flat board front with a design pressed into it. Yours has some attached pieces which makes it a bit better than most. Value...

Antique Clocks: clock winder size
The chart I have for key sizes is found in Merritts online catalog. (www.merritts.com) To determine the correct key size, first use a micrometer to determine the flat to flat size of the winding arbor. A micrometer which will measure this is available at Harbor...

Antique Clocks: Double winding on Antonia clock
This is the Zenith model of a style called crystal regulators . and was made in the early 1900 s. The small hole at the top is not to be wound. That is the regulator for the timekeepinmg. There should be an F and S near this hole. Turn the post to the F...

Antique Clocks: Dunhaven clock?
Generally there are two methods. One has a small shaft with a screw driver slot in it. It should say + and - near the the screw. If it does not have this adjustment the adjustment will be right on the balance wheel. There should be three little fingers...

Antique Clocks: General Electric clocks manteinance
if you pack them away, they will last forever no book I know of run them if you like, should make little difference http://www.jfkclock.com/electric-clocks.html http://www.atmos-man.com/rotor.html http://www.instructables.com/id/Resurrecting-vintage-clocks...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert 1807
To stop the chime will take some bending of some of the control rods and I would have to have to clock in front of me as it is a trial and error adjustment. You make an adjustment and try it to see if it works. I am sorry but I would not be able to walk you...

Antique Clocks: Howard/Miller Model 4899 Grandfather Clock
The most common reason for clocks not to run is they need to be lubricated. Lack of oil causes high friction, also sometimes the oil will thicken and prevent the movement from operating. The first thing I would do is lubricate all the pivots and gears. I use...

Antique Clocks: Identification of clock
Model name is Lyons The Lyons is part of the Seth Thomas City Series, which includes dozens of clocks named after cities. The picture in the book was taken from the 1893 ST catalog. Here is what it says under the picture: Rosewood, walnut, oak,...

Antique Clocks: Identify Session Mantel Model and Date please.
All the major made so many models, I can t find this one. Sessions Clock Co. did not exist until 1903 when Mr. Sessions bought the E.N. Welch Manufacturing Co. This has kind of an Arts and Crafts feel so I would date it 1903-1915. Columns like this come up...

Antique Clocks: regulate mantle clock
Most mantle clocks built during the last 70 years have an adjustment nut below the pendulum bob. The nut is knurled for easy turning with your fingers. Turning it clockwise viewed from the bottom of the clock will cause the clock to run faster. This is because...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Clock Bezel
A new one would not look right. Do a search on Ebay for an old one. You can save the search and they will email you whenever one comes up. It would be easier for you if you can find the bezel and dial together as a unit. The bezel is riveted or soldered on...

Antique Clocks: Small mantle windup clock has "Blessing" on face and West Germany on the back.
it is not overwound it needs service getting the back off may be hard- 3 slotted screws / the two ringed winders MAY be removable by turning the opposite way from the arrows and the center hand setter MAY pull straight off if sucessful with the...

Antique Clocks: How to tell which clock I have
Table of Bulova Date Symbols: 1924 - 1949 Marks indicating age of Bulova movements Year Date Symbol 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 Year Date Symbol 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943...

Antique Clocks: tune up & repair
Regarding the matter of selecting clock shops, my recommendation is to select one where the work is done in the shop. Many of the jewelry stores and those that deal primarily in watches send their clocks out for repair. I cannot recommend any particular one...

Antique Clocks: Waltman wind-up 31 day chime clock
We looked for instructions for your clock and could not find any. However, the instructions are usually brief and include winding and setting the time. They also tell you to adjust the pendulum slightly shorter to speed up the clock slightly and lengthen to...

Antique Clocks: Waterbury Mantle Clock
The Waterbury clocks we found on ebay.com range in price from $30. to $200. They style of yours being in the upper end of the category. These were buy it now prices and may not wind up being the bid. If you give us your e-mail I can send you a link on...

Antique Clocks: Zaan Dam Wall Clock
back piece not available on the market--I would find a nice piece of corrigated cardboard and cut to fit ( I think the corrigated is about the right thickness) probably out of beat, ie. the pendulum is not swinging evenly - your repair place should help...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Ezee Set Wall Clock #770
Since your clock is a wall clock, I assume the beat rate adjustment is at the bottom of the pendulum, thus a single ended key would work. If the dial has a small hole at the top for adjusting the beat rate, you will need a double ended key. Merritts offers...

Antique Clocks: Antique PRIMA Wall Clock
nice clock-- must sound beautiful when it strikes made in Germany around 1910 by Schlenker & Kienzle in Schwenningen http://search.aol.com/aol/search?query=Schlenker+%26+Kienzle&s_it=client96_searchbox it is possible to Google the German patent...

Antique Clocks: Herman Miller Clock
We did some research and found Herman Miller was a W.. Michigan business man who, together with his son-in-law, D. J. DePree bought the Michigan Star Furniture Co. in 1923. This company manufactures to, this day, office furniture. In 1927 that same D. J. DePree...

Antique Clocks: Mainspring for Bentima mantle clock
Weak springs do not very often occur on spring driven clocks. However, sometimes the springs will break. When this happens you can keep turning the key and it will never tighten to where you cannot turn the key any further. In that case, you will certainly...

Antique Clocks: bulova mantel clock 340-020
being made in 1978 it most probably needs an overhaul with bushings installed in the worn pivot holes in the chime train - the Hermle s wear out there first- you can also buy a whole new movement on Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hermle-340-020-Clock-Movement-with-bronze-bushings-/371224748458?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566eb821a...

Antique Clocks: Clock identification
This is odd because I once had another of this same model. It had a partial label on the back where I can read DALIA. But there were letters before that which are gone. 1890 sounds about right for a date. Your clock would have had a Roman dial as in the pic....

Antique Clocks: clock parts
http://www.merritts.com/clock_parts/public/product.aspx?ProductID=80929&SubcategoryID=2069 call them with the spacing on the 3 holes in your dial and ask if they can supply the momement if it matches theirs http://www.merritts.com/clock_parts/public/contact.asp...

Antique Clocks: Diplomat Grandfather Clock
Let s try the easy solution first. If you move the minute hand slowly backwards from the 9 to the 6 and then back to the 9 it will chime. Do this three times and it should be back in sequence. You may have to go a little past the 6. You should hear a click....

Antique Clocks: Striking problem
Antique Clocks: Striking problem

Antique Clocks: ISGUS grandfather clock
You should be able to get a lot of information from: www.isgus.com They are still in business and should be able to help you. You can also get more information from: http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?56412-ISGUS-Grandfather-Clock This should give you a...

Antique Clocks: pendulum issue
OK I ll answer the last question first. No, the rod needs to be slightly loose in the hole. Otherwise the rod would bind and friction would stop the clock. 2 oz. would be a better weight. The clock probably will not run because it is out of beat. When you...

Antique Clocks: pendulum issue
It looks like you correctly installed the spring and the rod. Next, check to see if the escape wheel at the top turns one tooth at a time as the pendulum swings. If it does not advance, try lifting one end of the clock, then the other end to see if you can...

Antique Clocks: pendulum issue
A three oz. pend. should be ok for this clock. The speed of the clock is governed by the length of the pend. rod and the weight of the pend. The longer the rod the slower it will run and the heavier the pend. the slower it will run. If the 3 oz. does not...

Antique Clocks: pocketwatchclock
There were a number of styles of Budweiser pocket watch clocks. I need some pictures of what you have, one of which should contain a tape or ruler for size comparison. Be sure to let me know if you are using metric or English dimensions. Also, be certain you...

Antique Clocks: Ranela clock
To answer properly I would need pictures. Not the most relevant question for me though, as we specialise in earlier antique clocks. We do not really buy or sell 20 th century examples but I will do my best to advise from pictures Regards Daniel http://www.pendulumofmayfair.co.u...

Antique Clocks: Ranela clock
I have a clock that looks the same as yours and took off the back to see what was inside. My clock stands 4 1/2 inches tall and I assume yours is larger. Inside is a 7 jewel pocket watch movement adapted to become an alarm clock. For the alarm, they used a...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas clock
yes pictures would be great--send to pendclocks@aol.com looks like this Capitol 1095 http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/manufmodelshow.php?manufacturer=Thomas,_Seth&model=Capitol%20No.%201095&ordertype=DESC where do you find the 298A ?? ...

Antique Clocks: Striking problem
It would help if you sent a picture of the clock movement but you need to lift cannon pinion out of mesh and move a few teeth to allow the minute hand to strike at the 12. This will need the dial off. Possibly a job for a horologist unless you feel competent...

Antique Clocks: Westminster Art Deco clock
I do not know how the minute hand is held onto the hand shaft on your clock but I will either be by a nut or a tapered pin. If it is by a nut you should be able to solve your problem either by tightening the nut or by adding a small washer under the nut....

Antique Clocks: 1980 pearl grandfather clock floor
Most features which increase the initial cost of the clock increase the resale value also. I am not certain why they use these doors, but they might function for relubrication and offer access to clear any hang ups of the movement. I could not find any...

Antique Clocks: E. Ingraham metal clock
https://www.etsy.com/listing/242671585/old-clock-miller-8-day-non-working-clock http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Art-Deco-Miller-8-Day-Ingraham-Kitchen-Wall-Clock-/121613781501?hash=item1c50bf09fd:m:mBOCuvhYlcqwskLjS59k0DA http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Art-Deco-Miller-Ingram-8-Day-Wind-Up-Clock-Chrome-Enamel-WORKS-/111762434175?hash=item1a058f687f%3Ag%3AGfQAAOSwMmBV6IMO&nma=true&si=7BUGcOaYkNK6PzcYiZg%252B9pTViNc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557...

Antique Clocks: Jenny Lind clock(s)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Lind the little metal or wooden head - top center is an image of Jenny and I do not think I have ever seen one on a Napolean hat style I have never heard them called that officially --most clock co names for these...

Antique Clocks: Pendulum Wall Clock.
Plastic and glass would make a good pendulum. I just purchased a cuckoo clock with a plastic penulum, however this has a quartz movement and while the pendulum does swing it is not part of the timekeeping package. Wood would probably be satisfactory for a...

Antique Clocks: Pendulum Wall Clock.
You are asking very general questions. Please be more specific. What type of movement do you want to adapt to a different type of pendulum? Or are you planning on designing your own movement? As I stated before, you can use any type of material as long...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock
I hope you feel the same after you read my answer. This is a fairly modern clock. Real Seth Thomas clocks are stamped Made in USA . Movements made in Germany were certainly well into the 20 century, somewhere between 1950 and 1990. If you were to see an Umbria...

Antique Clocks: Speaking Wall Clock.
We checked on Amazon and they have only one talking wall clock priced $109. US. It is digital. They had a number of free standing desk clocks at a much lower price. There was one analog talking clock costing $12. US. You might check with organizations that...

Antique Clocks: Speaking Wall Clock.
I can get you just about any type of speaking clock that you would like. They even sell a Bill Clinton speaking wall clock. They start about 20.00 and range to about 50.00 depending on exactly what you want. Some have projections and tell temp as well. The...

Antique Clocks: warmink chimes
It sounds like you may have a pin missing from a strike wheel or the strike mechanism is sticky and will not release correctly. Without seeing the clock it is almost impossible to determine exactly what is wrong with the movement. You can try one thing....

Antique Clocks: Adding Digital clock display in Remote controls.
This question is really not my expertise. I do believe it would be good to do a survey of consumers and ask them what their opinion might be. As for myself, A digital clock display would not be the decision making as to whether I purchased an item or not....

Antique Clocks: age of clocks
http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/IngrahamHistory.html most Gingerbreads were early 1900 s 1900-1925 say http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/HerschedeHistory.html Herschede moved from Ohio to Starkville MI in...

Antique Clocks: antique clock
According to the information I have, the telechron 8B51 is a combination clock and timer. It is called the controla . It was the intention a radio would be plugged in to it, thus making it a clock radio. Since it is called the Warren Telechron, it would have...

Antique Clocks: banjo clock cable
I don t know the exact movement you are using but generally there would be a hole in the pillar. You would pull the cable up through the hole and tie a knot in it. Basically the same would be true of the drum. There are usually 2 holes in the drum. The cable...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock will not strike on the hour
It bonged 27 times and then I moved the switch to silent. Clock still does not strike on the hour. seems it IS striking on the hour- just will not stop? do I understand? could be the rack hook is gummy and will not drop to shut off? Did it stop...

Antique Clocks: Hermle Wall Clock Does't Move
Since there is no picture of the battery compartment, I assume that the chime and time functions use different batteries. The center shaft on which the hands are placed would extend from the middle of the clock and there is a 2 x 2 plastic module which turns...

Antique Clocks: Identify clock
Colonial was started in 1914. I don t know if they are still in business but I have one dated 1979. I would date yours to the early 20 century. Yours probably has an American movement. Later ones like mine have German movements. Your clock will strike the...

Antique Clocks: Linden 31 day clock No 8052
both about 25+ turns counter clockwise --wind till it stops- or just wind 1/2 as much every week you can t break it- no worries. mechanism is of Asian origin, they originated the big spring one month 31 day mechanisms not much else to tell..........

Antique Clocks: Mantle Clock?
easy one! American clook made by the Ansonia Clock company in CT and NY --the little A in the diamond on the dial gives this away. late 1800 s probably http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/AnsoniaHistory.html https://www.kovels.com/price-guide/pottery-porcelain-price-guide/royal-bonn.html...

Antique Clocks: pendulum parts
http://timesavers.com/search.html?q=19810&go=Search http://timesavers.com/search.html?q=15891 http://timesavers.com/search.html?q=20803 1973 Hermle German movement #@ 340-020 with 11cm pendulum length these are the 3 parts not sure if you are...

Antique Clocks: RE: Howard Miller 1976 Clock
I have no way of getting a serial number from records I would have. Howard Miller has marketed many designs of clocks not all of which they have designed themselves. The company was actually started by Herman Miller back in the 1800 s. After some financial...

Antique Clocks: Schmeckenbecker pendulum wall clock
I go to a lot of auctions and estate sales and have seen quite a wide variety of prices on clocks such as yours. I saw one rather nice grandmother clock with Westminster chimes running and priced at $95. I that was very cheap and did not purchase it because...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Legacy 3w not chiming
clockwise on yours try rotating the drum with pins on it (as shown by the green arrow in the photo I attached. turn counter-clockwise and perhaps at same time moving the minute hand clockwise around the dial---might free it up clock is over 50 years...

Antique Clocks: Smartphone Detecting room Temperature.
There are some cell phones with built in temperature censures. They require an app which enables them to measure the temperature of some object in the room. I do not think you could incorporate a temperature censor into the cell phone which measures room temperature...

Antique Clocks: Stopping a clock from chiming overnight
I doubt your 31 day chime clock has a turn off for the chime. I have three of these movements in my collection and none of them have this feature. Mine do not bear the Waltham trademark but I believe they are either the same or very similar. You might...

Antique Clocks: Which is which to wind on a Sessions or Gilbert mantal clock
Generally speaking the left side is the chime side and the right is the time side on all mantle clocks. Some wind counter clockwise and some wind clockwise. You can let the chime side run down and not wind it if you do not like the chime. If you do not...

Antique Clocks: cuckoo clock movement
I would guess this to be a rack and snail movement because I do not see any counting wheel. It appears the rack and snail are both missing as is the drive gear for the center shaft which would normally carry a minute hand. Unfortunately, most of my cuckoo...

Antique Clocks: Jewel Wrist watches.
As far as I can remember the most jewels put in a watch has been 21. Seventeen was much more common. The last 4 jewels slung the main spring and were a kind of overkill. Jewel movements are always more expensive to build and last longer than those where...

Antique Clocks: Jewel Wrist watches.
Different watches have different # of jewels. You could place a jewel on every bearing surface of the watch if you would like or just a few on the fast moving parts. Yes they have a lot more value than a non-jeweled watch. Check Ebay and see if you can...

Antique Clocks: L Brocot Clock
There is a good book on the Brocot family at: http://www.nawcc69.org/pdf/Brocots_v3.pdf There is also more information about your clock at that address as it is the National Clock museum. There are also many clocks of this make available on Ebay. You may...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mount Vernon Banjo
I, personally, have never seen an electric clock with an on/off switch. My Seth Thomas Mt. Vernon banjo clock is not self starting and can be stopped only by unplugging it or a power failure. It must be started with a little lever which spins it in the correct...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas strikes hour on the half-hour
What has happened is that the strike ran down before the time so the clock kept running but not striking. To correct this you must push the minute hand right past either the hour or half hour and on to the next point where it would strike. So start before...

Antique Clocks: Vienna Regulator
made in Freiburg in Schl Germany by Regulateur Fabrik logo is from 1896 The movement is almost certainly from one of the several German clock manufacturers in Freiburg, in Silesia. Indeed, it is most likely from Germania, as is the movement in the photo...

Antique Clocks: 1825 Japy Freres Annees clock
The (second) gold medal stamp was use by J.F. from ca. 1850 to 1858, according to Nicolas M. Thorpe. The movements stamped with the first Med. d Or had silk suspensions. http://www.artclock.nl/11-japy-freres-history-marking-year-kopie1 photo will...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Clock
I am enclosing 2 pics from the 1901 Ansonia catalog. Most of what you might want to know, including the original price, is there. Your statue is missing a book behind the chair. The statue is made of spelter or white metal. If a magnet sticks to the clock...

Antique Clocks: dutch zaandam atlas wall clock
the round nut under the horse and rider pendulum bob regulates the speed of the clock tightening the nut raises the horse up the wire and speeds the clock up it is just trial and error till you get it right you may have to take the clock down to...

Antique Clocks: GE Telechron clock
I do not know what model of clock you have but from your description it sounds like you are talking about the on-off red indicator. When the clock is plugged in the red should be showing and when not the white should be showing. When the current is on to...

Antique Clocks: Kern Anniversary Clock
needs cleaning probably- visual clean is not clean inside the little pivot shaft holes fairly simple to take apart--let the mainspring down and the rest is logical - don t loose any little parts replacing the suspension spring assembly is the fussy...

Antique Clocks: salem grandfather clock
Not familiar with a Salem clock the weight position rarely has any effect, up or down might need oil or overhaul or might simply be out of beat on the ticking --try this: -The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1 two legged suspension spring...

Antique Clocks: Synchron Westminster clock not chiming
It is really good to see that there are still some people out there that actually have problem solving skills. Congratulations on solving the problem. I usually just sit and watch a movement run. It is the best way to locate where the movement is hanging...

Antique Clocks: waterbury clock bezel
If the glass is held in by a retaining ring, it will be fairly obvious when viewing the back side of the bezel. I had a bad experience with some of these in that the seal ring cracked my new glass. I suspect it is glued in. Some bezels use an inner brass...

Antique Clocks: Welby Division Elgin National Mantel Clock
I struck out on trying to find any kind of drawings that would help you. Your picture was somewhat helpful, however, if you were to take more pictures of the individual parts showing both the front and back plate in detail and the remaining parts in one or...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Clock date
We were unable to find this Ansonia in any of our reference books and have never seen one like it to date. Richard, our clock shop manager, had an initial reaction that this was a clock that originated when mechanical components were sent to India, then mounted...

Antique Clocks: Dating -Ansonia round top long drop regulator
looks like a Regulator C Again with the Ansonia on the dial in script like your other clock, this has got to be another Indian made or assembled clock. I have never seen a US made Ansonia so marked on the dial. if the inside works look the same -...

Antique Clocks: Dual chime german Whittington and Westminster mantle clock
I am really an expert in pre C1810 antique clocks but with these three train later ones it is really the sale. I would make sure you wind the clock in any order but before you set the time basically. It will not matter which you wind first. When setting the...

Antique Clocks: dunhaven mantel clock won't chime
It sounds like your chime gear train is jammed up for some reason. You will have to remove the movement from the case and look it over for any obvious sign of damage. It may also be gummed up with old oil which will have to be flushed out with carbeurator...

Antique Clocks: general elctric red eye 30's clock info please.
The cord for that clock was probably rubber insulated. Rubber insulated cords are no longer available but the plastic ones look identical. If this clock was built before 1933, it would have had a cloth cord. Cloth cords are available from Antique Electronics...

Antique Clocks: Re: R.U.F. Urania Movement
fortunately not critical : length so that the penulum upper leader positions itself properly to interact with the crutch from the movement strength so that it is not too stiff- thinner can t hurt thickness of the blocks so it fits the ends (normally...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas wall clock
http://search.aol.com/aol/image?q=seth+thomas+hudson+clock http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRISTINE-ORIGINAL-SETH-THOMAS-034-HUDSON-034-30-DAY-GALLERY-WALL-CLOCK-WALNUT-/381125359708?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item58bcd7785c&nma=true&si=7BUGcOaYkNK6PzcYiZg%252B9pTViNc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557...

Antique Clocks: zaandam
It sounds like your clock needs to be oiled and possibly cleaned before oiling. If you see thickened oil in the pivots it will have to be cleaned. To clean the clock you must first remove the movement from the case. This would involve first removing the weights...

Antique Clocks: Clock only chimes "one o'clock"
Sorry that I am late getting back to you but we were in NC on a mission trip and just got back. It sounds like you will have to take the movement out of the clock and do the service work. There is a pivot with some notches on it that will have to be cleaned...

Antique Clocks: French Movement overstriking
no image came through locking plate or count wheel on the French clocks seldom go bad but can be put back together so you get problems like you have. not a simple fix most often remove the count wheel itself and (it has a square hole in the center)...

Antique Clocks: resilver clock face
A check of Google found Chicago Illinois Plating - Advanced Plating - 414-271-8138. They advertised for silver plating too. I checked with a friend of mine in the antique car club in Peoria and he stated he has used Resolution Plating which is operated...

Antique Clocks: wml 31 day Gilbert clock
The name of the clock company was Wm. L. Gilbert from 1851 until 1869 (I believe). After that it was called the William L. Gilbert Company. The company ran into financial problems and was taken over by Spartus. Quite possibly it was made during that civil...

Antique Clocks: bulova clock
Sorry for the delay, we were gone for the weekend with family. Quartz clocks have been around since the mid 60 s, however the idea of quartz crystal occilators have been associated with time keeping since the early 30 s using vacuum tube technology. ...

Antique Clocks: Hermie 340-020
the minute hand is two pieces - the hand and the center collet with the square hole in it. holding the hand and either with a square end of a file that fits the collet or a pair of pliers on the OD of the collet--rotate the relationship between the two so...

Antique Clocks: Identify maker of casr iron clock
on your iron front clock --if the winders line up and the hand shaft locates in the center of the dial hole, then Seth Thomas may well have been the maker. let me get back to you on the HAC............ OK on the HAC==from a Clocksmith in Wales: you...

Antique Clocks: Poppo cuckoo clock
Japanese origin and quite collectible--bring it to the West Coast with you --hands are easily available and cost 2 bucks--probably just needs oiling by anyone who does cuckoo clocks http://search.aol.com/aol/search?enabled_terms=&s_it=client97_searchbox&q=poppo+cloc...

Antique Clocks: My Revere Mantle Clock with Westminster Chime Model R-913
I think if you bend the chime rod that is causing the problem up just a little bit it will solve the first problem. The jerky chiming is not as easy. You will probably have to lubricate all of the contact points on the chime mechanism. The cam or gear...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock
We did reply to your question but the website had a problem and it did not go through. Here we are again. There is a possibility you have the wrong pendulum on that clock. The weight of the pendulum has very little to do with the beat rate but the...

Antique Clocks: Tander clock
I do not have any tables as to what key size is used in your clock. However, if you order from either Merritts (www.merritts.com) or Timesavers (www.timesavers.com) you can use their tables of key part number versus size and the arbor shaft dimension in mm....

Antique Clocks: waltham 31 day chime wall clock
internal adjustment needed on the front of the movement behind the dial- probably best left to a pro the rack hook is getting too much lift on the half hour and needs to be adjusted somehow- have to see the issue when inside the mechanism. Something worn...

Antique Clocks: Weights for shells
http://timesavers.com/search-1.html?q=weight%20fillers weight shells come in several diameters and lengths - so I do not know what to suggest Timesavers has a selection of the weight fillers --see URL see what they have that might fit your particular...

Antique Clocks: Granddaughter clock hands one hour ahead of chime
This is a tough problem to solve but I think you can handle it. If the clock strikes three times move the hour hand to the three. It does not make a difference whether it is forward or back you will not damage the clock. If this problem persists, you may...

Antique Clocks: longcase clock
We would like for you to send us a bit more information on your clock. First, will you send pictures of the clock. Especially the music box and its movement. Does the clock itself sit on top of the music box? We have talked to another clock maker and he...

Antique Clocks: Need Help To Find Doors For Crystal Regulator
timesavers.com may be able to help you. They have a large inventory of parts. You may have to email them for this type of part. You may be able to find an old clock that has these good parts on Ebay. Please visit our web site: www.kieferappliance.co...

Antique Clocks: pendulum top hanger part
There are two online places you can purchase parts for antique clocks. They are as follows: www.merritts.com and www.timesavers.com Merritts has their suspension springs on pages 93-97 of their catalog. Timesavers has suspension springs on pages...

Antique Clocks: winding arbour
I think the main spring broke that controls the chime side of the movement. I am not sure he was correct on which side he was winding. Most clocks have the chime spring on the left side of the face. This is not always true but about 90% of the time. At...

Antique Clocks: Zamm Dam Clock
When chime hammers are new, there is a leather or plastic tip that makes contact with the chime bars or tubes. Sometimes these wear out and the metal part of the hammer hits the chime. What you must do is cut a piece of leather or plastic and insert it into...

Antique Clocks: Bulova Mantle Clock 330-020
It sounds like you have a balance wheel type Hermle movement. The Bulova name doesn t mean much any more as all of the old American companies are gone. They sold their names to companies in China and they are producing the clocks. If your clock has a small...

Antique Clocks: Clock Identification
The maker is working around C1795-1803. that is all that is listed about him. Slightly later than I would expect for this case, which would be C1770. It could be correct or it may have been changed when fashions changed for flat silvered dial or sometime over...

Antique Clocks: Edwards electric clock #564
I am not familiar with the Edwards as such but do have a Nutone in my clock collection. It uses a standard telechron movement which requires 110 to 120 volt ac 60 hertz. The chime uses a standard externally mounted Nutone 16V transformer. I would try 16V on...

Antique Clocks: Fix the engine of old Junghans clock
Clearly we could overhaul the movement if you brought it over to London next time you were in the country. You would not want to replace the movement. Does the clock have a case ? We charge out at 40 an hour trade rate, so it would depend on what is missing...

Antique Clocks: Waterbury Wall Clock
All of the older clocks in my collection strike both the hour and half hour. In some cases, the regular chime spiral is used with the same hammer. In other cases, a separate bell with its own hammer strikes the half hour to differentiate it from a one hour...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert 1807
I have sometimes been successful at locating the break where a wire has been pulled or burned off. The only thing you can do is try. It usually breaks fairly close to where the small magnet wire joins to the lead coming out of the coil. The magnet wire has...

Antique Clocks: Identifying a Wall clock
There are none that I am aware of. I do not have a very large selection of these older wall clocks, however, if you could send me a picture of the movement I might be able to identify it from its appearance. Sorry for the delay in responding as I just attended...

Antique Clocks: Plymouth Mantel Clock won't chime
Sorry for the delay but we were out of town. The gear train consists of the wheels sticking out of both sides of the movement. You should be able to reach those with your fingers. The chime train is on your left as you face the rear of the clock. If you...

Antique Clocks: seikosha wall clock
The bell tones are preset within the clock, thus you must gently pull the hour hand toward the minute hand and turn it so it agrees with the hour strike. The clock itself is set by turning the hour hand. Most clocks can be set by turning the hour hand either...

Antique Clocks: 31 day waltham chime clock
You have a movement that was made in either China or Japan. Sometimes the minute hand can slip on the bushing. Take the hand off of the clock. Using a pliers, grip the center bushing of the hand assembly and and turn it holding on to the hand so it can...

Antique Clocks: antique ckock
This web site is not easy to attach pictures to. You can email your pictures to me at: kieferappliance@yahoo.com The three holes in the face are winding holes. The far right is to wind the 1/4 hour strike. The center is for the clock to run and ...

Antique Clocks: bulova movements
I could find no reference to a Bulova 340-020 however, Hermle builds and markets a 340-020 to anyone who would like to sell it and/or build a case for it. These are available from Merritts (www.merritts.com) for $195.00. The hermle movement is a westminster...

Antique Clocks: chime blocks
modern chime blocks have screw in rods- not sure what you have? can you attach a photo? what markings are on the back of the clock mechanism itself? OK--you may need to soak them in penetrating oil overnight and use a BIG screwdriver that fits the slot....

Antique Clocks: Cuckoo Clock from West Germany
It certainly is a beautiful clock. I would guess the number 672 is a date of manufacture on the part of the movement maker. The marking 25-72 is probably the week and year of manufacture of the case builder. The fact it says made in West Germany means it was...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock
Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock

Antique Clocks: French Mantel Clock
The two vendors I use for clock parts are Merritts (www.merritts.com) and Timesavers (www.timesavers.com). Both of these companies have keys and pendulums of all descriptions. There are a number of pendulum suspensions available. One of the major problems...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock
The seven rods sticking out the top of the movement have cords attached to them and they in turn operate the hammer assembly that strikes the chines. I do not n ee the hammer assembly in the picture. Do you have this assembly? If not it may be a problem...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall Clock
It is difficult for me to really decide how much a particular clock is worth. I often check the online auction price and would check it again as time progresses. Many times the bidding goes much higher just before the closing time of the auction. Be certain...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas 298a movement no.260.
kitchen clock-so called the paper label on the back has some of the operating instructions you wind both key shafts in the dial to power the clock - wind fully set current time by moving the minute hand clockwise stopping for the bonging to finish...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock
What you have there is called a Tambow clock. It is sometimes called a hat clock because of its resemblance to the cross section of a cowboy hat. The movement looks like it is a rack and snail design which automatically synchronizes the chime with the...

Antique Clocks: weights on Pearl cable driven grandfather
It sounds like you have a problem with the fork that shifts the sleeve containing the chime wheels or chime wheel followers. Sometimes the lubricant will become gummy or a little bit of rust may form binding the sleeve onto the shaft. If the fork bends, it...

Antique Clocks: winding an able cotty grandfather clock
the 3 items on the chains are simply called weights not chimes the middle one powers the ticking and the swinging of the pendulum stick and disk as shown in the photo - the clock should run - the other two weights and chains power the quarter chime...

Antique Clocks: abel cottey grandfather clock time and chime not synced
It sounds like the minute hand is not synchronized to the chime cam. Your clock probably has a square drive for the minute hand. This means there are four different directions the minute hand could point for a given position for the minute hand shaft. What...

Antique Clocks: Abey cottey #102 grand father
the minute hand is two pieces - the hand and the center collet with the square hole in it. holding the hand and either with a square end of a file that fits the collet or a pair of pliers on the OD of the collet--rotate the relationship between the two so...

Antique Clocks: German 400 day clock
The object you are holding in your hand in the picture is probably the actuating fork. This fastens to the suspension spring and engages the verge. The verge in turn controls the movement of the escape wheel which in turn gives the verge and fork a little...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert 31 day Wall clock (made in Japan)
something like this may work: http://timesavers.com/i-8950684-3-1-2-x-9-1-2-r-a-pendulum.html comes in 4 lengths 6 7/8 thru 11 7/8 measure from the wire hanger to where the pendulum bob would look the best and you might have what you need -- length...

Antique Clocks: no gong
These are both very easy problems to solve. To adjust the striker you will have to use a pliers and bend the rod closer to the gong. The time is set using the screw adjustment on the bottom of the pendulum. Looking at the bottom of the pendulum turn the...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather Clock
the beat can not be properly checked with the pendulum off--try this stuff and report back: -The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1 two legged suspension spring pinned to a brass post sticking out of the back of the rear movement plate. ...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Wall Regulator Clock
not an antique (100 years is needed) 612-463 is the HM catalog number-- might be 30 years old? might be worth $200 if working well: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOWARD-MILLER-612-463-CHIMING-REGULATOR-WALL-CLOCK-WITH-CALENDAR-DATE-/371221291874?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566e83636...

Antique Clocks: Integrated Wall Electronic Digital Calendar and Clock product.
I have such a clock in my home. It is linked to the USA Bureau of Standards Atomic clock in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is kept on time by the Bureau of Standards time signal which is a radio signal. My clock is set for our time zone and can be set for either...

Antique Clocks: repoduction zaandam clock
I am sorry but I am not familiar with this clock at all. Identification of the movement is the important thing to know. It should be stamped on the movement. If it is a 31 day wind it will probably be made in either Japan or China. If it is an 8 day wind,...

Antique Clocks: Reproduction zaandam clock
Both Merritts (www.merritts.com) and Timesavers (www.timesavers.com) sell rachet wheels. They appear on pages 99 and 100 of Timesavers catalog. All you have to do is match up the size and thickness that fits your clock with what is in the catalog and you...

Antique Clocks: Unknown clock manufacturer or age
It looks like what you have is a Westminster chime clock with a Hermle movement. Hermle is a manufacturer of movements and I have been told they do not build cases for clocks. It should give the country of origin on the movement. If it says West Germany, this...

Antique Clocks: Bulova Tempus Fugit mantle clock 340-020
The part number indicates this is probably a Hermle movement with a hair spring and balance wheel (no pendulum). There should be a cam which lifts the chime rod to make it strike the hour. Sometimes these will come loose and not be able to lift the bar. Some...

Antique Clocks: Chime Repair on Spiegel & Co. 31-Day Clock
they break off and cannot be repaired--some are threaded in to the cast iron holder and can be replaced if they look like this: http://timesavers.com/i-8947089-12-copper-chime-rod-x-2-8mm-diameter.html or the entire assembly might can be replaced like:...

Antique Clocks: enfield clock pendulum
Timesavers (www.timesavers.com) offers many pendulums in various lengths. You would probably be best off with a wood stick pendulum. Pendulums for your clock are shown on page 85 of their catalog. I would get one that is quite long, hang it and see how accurately...

Antique Clocks: family heirloom
http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/clockdetails.php?clockid=42333 pretty clock, with the carvings and all! I would be worth more if it were running. It is worth more to you and your family than you could ever sell it for. If you want it running...

Antique Clocks: GE model 2012 repair question
Timesavers (www.timesavers.com) sells a replacement S type rotor for use on GE clocks. It goes by the part number 14521 and priced at $15. each. It has a small pinion on the output shaft which turns 3.6 rpm. There are two sizes of these rotors and I am...

Antique Clocks: howard miller baldwin grandfather clock
Would really need to know the make and numbers off the back of the mechanism itself. Howard Miller and Baldwin I thought were two different clock makers??? most are the same size but differ in the hooks on the pullys http://timesavers.com/i-8945840-1-3-4-hermle-style-pulley.htm...

Antique Clocks: JP Kroese long case - want to sell
You could probably reach the most prospective buyers for your clock by advertising it on ebay.com. However, shipping might be a problem if it involved someone who did not want to drive to your place and pick it up. However, you would be responsible for packaging...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Mantle Clock
if the key will not tun either winder either way, then it is just fully wound up and that is fine. if this is run by a swinging pendulum, then the mechanism be just out of beat or thinks it is not level so the tick is not even from side to side. advise.....

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantel Clock
The first thing to be certain of is that it is properly lubricated. There should be a bit of oil on each pivot point. The second thing to check is that the pendulum rod is fairly well centered in the verge rod socket. There should be a small amount of play...

Antique Clocks: Trademark
I do not have any ideas others tell me it was a Philadelphia importer s logo but his name did not start with H and I would not think the movement would also have the logo they said Brightenger, Philadelphia Trademark belonged to an American Importer,...

Antique Clocks: Type if clock
http://www.jewelboxbook.com/newsletter/?page_id=684 The J. B. stands for Jennings Brothers Manufacturing Company. They made quite a variety of clock cases, candle holders and other silvered items. The above website is the history of the company for you...

Antique Clocks: Wall Clock Operation
Usually, the right side winds the time and the left side winds the strike. The first thing to look for is if you have the pendulum and the pendulum rod connected properly. There should be a very small spring that the pendulum connecting assembly hooks to...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle Westminister Chime wall clock
It sounds like it needs a good cleaning. You can try to move the minute hand forward and see if it will chime stopping at the 3,6,9,12. You should hear a click at each number but if it is not chiming it probably is sticky. The governor has to release each...

Antique Clocks: Waltham clock XSXSTS-BC
I have been repairing clocks professionally for almost 50 years and have never seen a clock that was wound too tight. If something breaks dramatically when you wind it, then you have something to think about. You have maintenance issues perhaps it needs...

Antique Clocks: 3 wind space?, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, mantle clock: Hi Joan, The small hole is for regulating the timekeeping of the clock. You turn it, in small amounts, toward the s to go slower, and vice versa. If you have the original key, it has a small end that will fit this hole. If not, you can order double-ended...

Antique Clocks: 31 day clock/ chinese made, spring clamp, spring clamps
spring clamp, spring clamps, day clock: Hello Casey! Ok...Now, unless you really know what your doing, I wouldnt clean out the springs, cause their are specially made tools that clocksmiths use to clean them, BUT, if you must, you will need to purchase a Spring Clamp , and they are sold at www.merrittsantiques.com;...

Antique Clocks: 340-020, day clock, clock position
day clock, clock position, o clock: Some clocks have a selector or silent switch protruding throuh the dial at about the three o clock position. The clock is an 8 day clock. Its perfectly ok to let the chimes run for the entire week. This movement has a self correcting chime. If the chime sequence...

Antique Clocks: 60s cuckoo clock, cuckoo clock, loup
cuckoo clock, loup, wight: String is to trip the cuckoo to sound so you can entertain the kids. Guess the chain is caught up inside the mechanism and has come off the chain wheel sprocket. Take the back off and see what you can see - maybe upside down and poke at it thru the holes in...

Antique Clocks: 73 cuckkoo clock mfg, common myth, clocks
common myth, clocks, clock: Hi Eddie, Releasing the mainsprings will have no effect on your problem. Clocks cannot be wound too tight ; this is a common myth. The problem is in the movement; it may need lubrication, or it may be worn out and need an overhaul or replacement...

Antique Clocks: 8-day clock, day clock, o clock
day clock, o clock, wrong number: Hi Colleen, If the gong strikes the wrong number of times, you correct it as follows: turn it to strike on the hour. Count the number of times it strikes and move the HOUR HAND ONLY to point to the correct number. the minute hand will Not move. The...

Antique Clocks: 85 Hermle mantle clock, pendulum bob, mantle clock
pendulum bob, mantle clock, average lifespan: Hi Renee, Gaining an hour or more in a day is probably not just a regulating problem. If your clock has a pendulum, the pendulum may be connected incorrectly. You can look at my very recent answer to Suzan for a description of pendulum connections. If...

Antique Clocks: 8day clock, clock repair, repair person
clock repair, repair person, free estimates: Hello Jane. You didn t mention if this was new or used. I m presuming it s used. The fact that the clock will run when fully wound indicates it s not damaged but since it only runs a few hours probably means that the movement is in bad enough condition(gummy...

Antique Clocks: Additional information?, school clock, antique clocks
school clock, antique clocks, wall clock: Hello Gale... the only way to really solve this problem, without having it on an angle, is to have the pendulum verge re-balanced. You need to be careful with these kind of clocks. Even when your winding them and you accidentally tilt it slightly, or any kinda...

Antique Clocks: Adjusting The Calendar hand on a Regulator Clock, calendar clocks, flat spring
calendar clocks, flat spring, mike willis: Hi again Michael, The calendar hand mechanism can be difficult to adjust. There is a wheel with a pin on it on the front plate of the movement. This pin catches a tooth on the calendar hand gear and turns it over once a day. There is also usually a detent...

Antique Clocks: Adjusting Chimes on Grandfather Clock, professional clock, case clock
professional clock, case clock, grandfather clock: Hi Bert, This is a very unusual problem. It s not unheard of for clocks to repeat the chime at the quarter, but why it would happen at those particular hours, I have no idea. The striking mechanism on your clock is called a rack and snail. A...

Antique Clocks: Adjusting pendulam, mantle piece, pendulam
mantle piece, pendulam, pendulum: Hello Michael. Whats wrong with your clock is that the pendulum verge (a moving piece, in the back upper part of the mechanism that keeps the clocks time beat , in beat, and its out of beat, which is why your clock works perfect on a slant) Unfortuanetly,...

Antique Clocks: Alaron 31 day, keeping time, alaron
keeping time, alaron, good luck: Hello Jayleen. Unfortuantely, the Alaron clock, is a korean clock, and their never really worth anything. And as far as winding it, it should run for a month before you would have to wind it, thus is saying 31 day on the face. But everytime it stops, you...

Antique Clocks: ANNO saw / rack clock question, pendulum, tick
pendulum, tick, runners: The primary causes for a clock no longer running are 1. Needing oil. 2. A clock that is over 10/12 years old needs to be cleaned. The old oil now carries too much dirt to just re-lube so it gets taken apart, cleaned and rebuilt. 3. A part is worn, bent...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Clock Time Adjustment, ansonia clocks, clock supply
ansonia clocks, clock supply, clock time: Hi Stuart, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. There are various regulating methods on Ansonia clocks. First, the pendulum may have a nut at the bottom of the bob. You turn this nut to the left (unscrewing it) to make the clock go slower....

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Crystal Regulator clock case, mercury pendulum, goodwill stores
mercury pendulum, goodwill stores, clock case: Hello Nick. Wow, I also visit Goodwill alot too , to try and find clocks, whenever I visit my relatives in Virginia, and I never have find any clocks, lol. The case probably was made with plain brass cases. With a clock that old, these are common finds on...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Mantle Clock, ansonia mantle clock, day clock
ansonia mantle clock, day clock, speed adjustment: yes 8 day clock-- the larger left and right winders by the numerals 4 and 7 on the dial wind the strike and time springs respectivly. The small end of the key is for the hole above the 12 which is the fine tuning for the speed adjustment for the timekeeping...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Mantle clock, ansonia mantle clock, doesnt work
ansonia mantle clock, doesnt work, chime: Hello Bill. Wow, that shoulddnt have happened. Did you wind the clock WHILE it was chiming? That could have caused a mis-jam in the strike train in the mechanism. Try this: If its still chiming the hour on the half hour, and vice versa, then move the minute...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia mantel clock - around 1890., pendulum swing, mantel clock
pendulum swing, mantel clock, anchor: 1--out of beat - raise one end or the other till beat of the ticking is even when you watch the pendulum swing. 2--- wire that the pendulum hangs on is not centered well in the little loop that connects with the mechanism. 3--- oil just the two tips of the...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia mantel clock - chimes and time are off., ansonia clocks, mantel clock
ansonia clocks, mantel clock, clock chime: Hi Holly, It is not a good idea to wind only the time-side key (on the right, near the 5). The unwound strike-side (near the 7) can jam the time mechanism and cause the clock to stop. Sometimes you can get away with this, but I wouldn t recommend it....

Antique Clocks: Antique Clock Chime/gong problem, antique wall clock, vienna regulator
antique wall clock, vienna regulator, clock chime: Hello Andrei! not a hard problem at all! I know how you feel about the sound, I own 3 Junghans Viennas myself; the sound it soo rich! Anyways, what you wanna do, is, theres a little hammer that strikes the coil gong, that makes the noise. Simply, ever so slightly,...

Antique Clocks: Antique Floor Clock, banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle
banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle, driven mechanisms: Hello again... lol, sorry... ok, about hanging the pendulum onto the clock, you are right, but you just need to match up he holes on the crochet hook to the pendulum. As for the weight, their should be a hook on the cable, to hook onto the weight itself....

Antique Clocks: Antique German clock, gustav becker, german clock
gustav becker, german clock, prolific manufacturer: The J is usually found inside a star and is very likely a Junghans as you found on Kim Bruun s web page. The trade mark changed over time and can be a marker as to the manufacturing date. So too can the serial number found on the movement. I suspect...

Antique Clocks: Antique Junghans matle clock, striking clock, brass dial
striking clock, brass dial, steel arm: It sounds like your clock is only meant to alarm, not strike. The small brass dial behind the hands is the set knob for the alarm interval. The cam that looks like a maltese cross sounds like a stopworks cam that is designed to define how much the alarm spring...

Antique Clocks: Antique mantal clock, diffrent kinds, chimes
diffrent kinds, chimes, clocks: Hello again.....You can check out www.merritts.com, if you d like. They carry numerous books on diffrent kinds of clocks and I m sure they have one or two on Keinzle clocks. But, it does sound like your clock probably is around 70 yrs old, maybe a few years...

Antique Clocks: Antique mantel westminster chime clock, westminster chime clock, mantel clock
westminster chime clock, mantel clock, antique mantel: Hi Darlene, Sorry for the delay; my computer has been down. There are probably websites that will give you information on the care of an antique clock. But basically, you just wind all three keys all the way as far as they will go. Set the hands...

Antique Clocks: Antique Seth Thomas Grandmother wall clock, brass weights, seth thomas
brass weights, seth thomas, wooden clock: Mary: the coiled gong or bell should be visible below the dial inside. Should have a hammer that hits the bell or gong visible also. Whack the noise maker with the hammer to hear the sound. The cable on the left might be twisted and caught. Or is this a chain...

Antique Clocks: Antique Seth Thomas mantel clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, clock materials: Hi Langston, Sorry for the delay; my computer has been down. There are many battery powered movements available from clock materials houses. You should be able to find one that fits your clock. These movements mount to the clock s dial with...

Antique Clocks: anniversary clock antique, anniversary clock, wind up spring
anniversary clock, wind up spring, clock antique: Pierre, Sounds like what you did was release the ratchet click. This released the power of the mainspring. Often this will cause damage to the movement as well as release the spring from the small tang on the winding arbor. The clock now has to be taken...

Antique Clocks: ansonia clock, ansonia mantel clock, trip wire
ansonia mantel clock, trip wire, brass plates: two choices- 1) it doesn t trip for the hour or 1/2 hour 2) it trips but doesn t shut off after the hour or 1/2 hour but overruns to include the next increment. After a few days - either the time on the dial is ahead of the # of bongs or in the case of 2)-...

Antique Clocks: ansonia mantel clock La Teste, pendulum bob, clock supply
pendulum bob, clock supply, mantel clock: Hi Jim, There is no particular order to winding the clock. Just wind both shafts all the way, as far as they will go, with the large end of the key. The small end of the key is for regulating the clock; there is a small shaft, usually near the 12:00...

Antique Clocks: antique clock, school clock, antique clock
school clock, antique clock, ingraham: Be sure that you re leveling the clock according to the ticking sound you hear. It should be even in it s cadence. Ignore the actual case level and go by the sound. If that doesn t help, then a picture would be helpful. Make sure it s a good close-up of...

Antique Clocks: antique clock, conn usa, seth thomas
conn usa, seth thomas, shelf clock: Holle, Well, Seth Thomas made a couple of hundred different shelf clocks. Your description narrows it down to about a couple of dozen! Some pictures would probably help narrow it down further. Also, you may want to look on that back of the movement for...

Antique Clocks: antique key-wound mantle clock, mantle clock, great grandmother
mantle clock, great grandmother, pendulum: Hello Connie. Visit your local clockshop and bring the clock with you too (when you do, make sure you de-tach the pendulum before moving it), they will size the hole for you, and give you a key for the time regulatation, and it should not cost any more than...

Antique Clocks: approx age of a kienzle clock, quality quartz, c cells
quality quartz, c cells, quartz movement: Lanita....Hello. Let s just start out by saying that any clock that says Quartz means I take a battery . So, if I take a battery, then I am not old . There are dozens of companies that make battery operated movements. Most are made in China or one...

Antique Clocks: how to attach the pendulum, haven usa, happy thanksgiving
haven usa, happy thanksgiving, pendulum: Hello Susan. ANY clock repairsmen that knows what he/she is doing, will ALWAYS detach the pendulum before transit (and also take off the weights if the clock has any). Just take a flashlight and look inside the clock, you should see where it attaches. If there...

Antique Clocks: B&D Clock, gingerbread clocks, elite clocks
gingerbread clocks, elite clocks, strike clock: Leanne , Sorry for the delay. The Bawo & Dotter reference does not apply to this clock. I have seen these but very rarely and I know little about them. I have only seen this style. The style has several names, Kitchen clocks, in high rent homes they call...

Antique Clocks: Baldwin Grandfather Clock Problem, moon dial, old clock
moon dial, old clock, clock face: 1161-853A2 is correct-- made by the Hermle Co. for Baldwin. [As I did not wish to hear the strike at night and the clock has no strike off switch I thought that a solution would be to simply not wind the arbor for the striker.] This movement...

Antique Clocks: Banjo Clock keeps stopping, banjo clock, pendulum clock
banjo clock, pendulum clock, clock repair: The main thing for any mechanical pendulum clock to keep running is that it is in beat . This is not the same as leveling. The repairer should have set the beat for the case to be level but if they didn t, adjust the level of the clock until the ticking sound...

Antique Clocks: Battery operated Hermle W/ chime, hand shaft, wall clock
hand shaft, wall clock, chime: Hi Kevin, The Hermle battery movement has no repairable parts inside the movement, so there are only a few things you can look for. Check that the chime selector is not set to silent. Check that the night-off button is set to chime 24 hours a...

Antique Clocks: Bell Strike British Tall Clock, clock materials, tall clock
clock materials, tall clock, s antiques: Hi again Ralph, I m afraid that I can t help you in regard to suppliers in England. I m in the U.S. and am not familiar with English suppliers. I don t why the parts were unsatisfactory, but I can tell you that this type of part is often pretty...

Antique Clocks: Blackforest Clock Co - Mantle Clock, mantle clock, clock repair
mantle clock, clock repair, free swing: Hi again Bev, There is really no such thing as an overwound clock. If you try to wind the clock and it is clearly wound up as far as it will go, you should not try to force it. Some clocks wind hard, but you should never have to put your whole arm...

Antique Clocks: Broken bezel in a German mantel clock, clock materials, mantel clock
clock materials, mantel clock, clock shop: Hi Jerry, Replacement bezels are available from clock materials houses such as Timesavers in many sizes. The problem often is that bezels have many dimensions and must fit exactly right or they will not stay closed, will not line up with the dial rim,...

Antique Clocks: Bulova not chiming hour, wall clock, pendulum
wall clock, pendulum, half hour: it needs service- either the rack is not being tripped properly by the lift lever or it is but the mechanism is too dirty and gummy to allow the rack to drop. I take it that it always stikes 1 from what you said and NOT that at 9:00 it does 2 , etc...

Antique Clocks: Bulova clock questions, mantel clock, hermle
mantel clock, hermle, linda linda: Linda -- the movement was made by the Hermle Co in Germany and the West part indicates some age of maybe 20+ years. Hermle mormally date stamped the back plate of the movement- it is suprising to not have more markings on the back plate. The 340-020 is Hermle...

Antique Clocks: Bulova Quartz Anniversery Clock, clock materials, anniversary clock
clock materials, anniversary clock, clock movements: Hi John, There are many makes of quartz Anniversary clock movements, and parts are not interchangeable. I don t think that you will have any success in obtaining a suspension spring from a clock materials house. I would contact Bulova (www.Bulova.com)...

Antique Clocks: banjo clock, isosceles trapezoid, banjo clocks
isosceles trapezoid, banjo clocks, banjo clock: Hi Vicky, Looking through my catalogs, I find replacement glasses and transfer designs for banjo clocks, but all that I can find is scroll-type designs, nothing in the nature of reverse paintings, which is probably what you have. Banjo clock glasses...

Antique Clocks: battery operated clock, clock shop, clock work
clock shop, clock work, wall clock: Hello Angela...moder day battery operated clocks are known for this, and there really isnt a way to fix them because of the fact of a tiny metal cell inside the mechanism that boosts the power from the battery, to make the clock work. If that little cell isnt...

Antique Clocks: broekn "januch" pend. dated 1-74, pendulum clock, pendulum length
pendulum clock, pendulum length, professional clock: Hi Marcine, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Your clock is a Jauch manufacture. It has a 21 cm. pendulum length, and was made in January 1974. A clock that is too out of adjustment to run will still run when the pendulum is removed....

Antique Clocks: Carpet too thick for grandfather clock!, marble slab, grandfather clocks
marble slab, grandfather clocks, grandfather clock: Hello Suzanne. LOL, I used to have the same problem for my grandfather clocks, so I went to Home Depot. Go to your local Home Depot, or Lowes, and they actually sell these little plastic things to go under heavy furniture (in example, a grandfather clock)...

Antique Clocks: Carriage clock info, merritts antiques, carriage clock
merritts antiques, carriage clock, clock maker: Hello Jim. To be completely honest with you, A.H. Rodanet does not ring any bells, but I d probably have to say that it was maybe made in London, due to the imprint, Paris on it. You can look in the inside of the clock and look on the mechanism s plates....

Antique Clocks: Center weight is sittingon the floor, clock case, grandfather clock
clock case, grandfather clock, hardwood floor: If you need to shorten the chain, just use two pair of pliers to twist one link 90 degrees to open it, then you can remove the desired number of links. Use the same technique to close it again. But be sure that you don t remove so much that the chain end is...

Antique Clocks: Cessna 8 day manual wind clock, clock hands, day clock
clock hands, day clock, sorry for the confusion: ...hello again, It sounds like someting is sticking and will only move at a certain angle. When was the last time you had your clock serviced? You should have a clock overhauled every 3-5 years. If its been awhile, your clock needs to be cleaned and that should...

Antique Clocks: Chains off, seth thomas grandfather clock, goodwill store
seth thomas grandfather clock, goodwill store, sprocket: If you have easy access to either side of the clock, the left and right chains can be replaced easily. Determine which way the sprocket turns, twist the last link on the chain to remove the tab pull and simply feed the end of the chain over the sprocket until...

Antique Clocks: Chelsea Clock with Navy watch hour chimes, hand shaft, 8 bells
hand shaft, 8 bells, odd numbers: Hi Gerald, It sounds like you have two problems here. The ships s bell movement should strike even numbers on the hour and odd numbers on the half hour. It does this by means of an arrestor, which holds back the clock from striking the final bell. First,...

Antique Clocks: Chelsea Ship's Clock, center shaft, star wheel
center shaft, star wheel, two bells: Hi Todd, The Chelsea movement is fairly complicated. It sounds like something is preventing the rack (with the row of teeth on it) from falling fully onto the snail (the round cammed part mounted on the center shaft. This can be caused by a number...

Antique Clocks: Chelsea Ships Bell Clock Chiming Too Early, hand shaft, bell clock
hand shaft, bell clock, ships bell: Hello Liz, I took a bit longer than usual to answer your question, sorry for that, but I was trying to research a technical detail that would help. There are two likely causes for your problem. First, your minute hand may be loose or misaligned....

Antique Clocks: Chime Silencing, metal clamps, antique clocks
metal clamps, antique clocks, us post office: Ron, Hi again! Your theories are as good as anybodys! Since none of us seemed to be actually around to unwrap any of these clocks brand new, I lean toward your ideas. Frankly, you can clamp the rods down to silence the chimes. However, you still get...

Antique Clocks: Chime and strike winding, mantle clock, professional clock
mantle clock, professional clock, clock makers: First thing would be sure you re winding the spring on the right fully. That spring runs the chime, it s a longer and stronger spring than the other two and since the strike is dependent on completion of the hour chime, if the chime stops prematurely so does...

Antique Clocks: Chime tone and sequence, melody notes, tone sequence
melody notes, tone sequence, how to read musical notes: Hello again... In most cases, it would be your facing the front of the clock, ...if it still doesnt sound right, or in this case, it sounds like the chimes are running in reverse, then try it with the way of facing the back. It has to work one way of the...

Antique Clocks: Chime is off by one, chimes, weights
chimes, weights, good luck: Hello Kimberly. If your clock is chiming one hour behind, just simply and gently, move the hour hand one behind as well, and then move the minute hand slowly (let the chimes go off before moving it again)back to where it was, and then so forth. This should...

Antique Clocks: Chimes, grandfather clock, o clock
grandfather clock, o clock, chime: Hello Paul. This sounds like something is stuck, jammed or gummed up from old oil, somewhere in the strike train of the clocks mechanism. Because I cant get an up close thorough look, with a flashlight of the mechanism myself, your going to have to call...

Antique Clocks: Chimes, hand shaft, howard miller grandfather
hand shaft, howard miller grandfather, professional clock: Hi Randy, It sounds like the spring that you re describing is the seconds arbor tension spring. This is a very small brass or copper-colored coil spring with a long end which contacts the seconds arbor (second hand shaft). The end of this spring is not...

Antique Clocks: Chimes do not start at the beginning, montgomery wards, grandfather clocks
montgomery wards, grandfather clocks, grandfather clock: Hello Jim... most grandfather clocks have a 1/4 hour chime...that is, they chime at the 3 , the 6 , the 9 , and finally the full hour. The westminster melody has 4 parts to it, and the clock plays one part on the 1/4 hour, plus its counter part, in example,...

Antique Clocks: Chimes, mantel clock, hermle
mantel clock, hermle, chimes: Hello Sherry...very easily. Stop the clock, and move the hand till it chimes the hour chime (as opposed to the 1/2 hour chime)....theres a nut holding the minute hand it place; carefully take it off. Then remove the hand, and place it on the 12 position....

Antique Clocks: Chiming mantle clock, mantle clock, collet
mantle clock, collet, pendulum: most hands of that vintage have a center collet in the hand that is seperate from the hand and can often be adjusted relative to the hand by removing it and holding the collet on a square shaft (like a file end) and applying some pressure to the hand. don...

Antique Clocks: Christmas Present Winding Question, mantle clock, mauthe
mantle clock, mauthe, chime: Hi Todd, If the bar in back is holding the chime rods down, rotate it away from the rods so that the hammers can raise and strike the chime rods. You should wind both keys all the way once per week. To start the clock, just start the pendulum swinging...

Antique Clocks: Circa 1890 Viennese 2-weight, 8-Day Regulator Clock - Chime Question, clock chime, old clock
clock chime, old clock, cat gut: Hello Lewis. I dont think you did anything wrong to the clock. When you stop an old clock, thats been working fine for a long time,and then re-start it, sometimes, the oil and old debris and dirt, that has collected, and/or gummed up through the years (assuming...

Antique Clocks: CLOCK REPAIR, clock repair service, internet clock
clock repair service, internet clock, day clock: Hi Jimmy, There is such a wide range of possible causes for an antique clock not to run that I can t give you a very specific answer. You could take it to a local clock repairer to look at it. It might need as little as oiling, adjusting and setting...

Antique Clocks: CLOCK STOPS AT 10 TO THE HOUR., clock repair, click sound
clock repair, click sound, repair experts: Hi Donna, Sorry for the delay. I answered this question, but I guess it got lost in cyberspace somewhere. It s common for clocks to stop just before a strike point (for example, at :05 before the hour), but much more unusual for them to stop at...

Antique Clocks: Cleaning and lubrication, franz hermle, clock mechanism
franz hermle, clock mechanism, clock company: Hello Tom. Ok, yes I do have a recommendation. Theres an Antique and Clock company in Pennsylvania known as, Merrits Antiques and they have a warehouse filled with clock specialists and clocks. I have trusted them for years! They sell their own brand of...

Antique Clocks: Click rivet Broken, mantle clock, blackbird
mantle clock, blackbird, anvil: Aamer: If the rivet just came out - you might be able to re-use it.The old rivet should have a slightly deformed head to remain locked in the hole. If you get the spring uncoiled enough without taking the movement apart you can put the movement upside down...

Antique Clocks: Clock glass installation, thin wood strips, mantle clock
thin wood strips, mantle clock, clock glass: Hello Steve. They dont really use putty anymore to install glass pieces in clocks, BUT the putty they DO actually still have out to use, www.merritts.com, sells them... I actually go to them for all my clock needs. If all else fails, you can just as easily...

Antique Clocks: Clock Motor for Seth Tomas mantle clock, mantle clock, ray fanchamps
mantle clock, ray fanchamps, shaft speed: Looking at the expert listings here I think Silver Dollar Productions would be a good resource for you. If they cannot help you there used to be a source for the motor but these sources seem to have dried up. Timesavers in AZ http://timesavers.com used...

Antique Clocks: Clock Repair, pendulum assembly, grandmother clock
pendulum assembly, grandmother clock, old grandmother: Hello Jennifer. Unfortuanate to say, that is something a clocksmith has to do, because there are special tools involved, AND you really need to know what your doing to repair something like that, especially the pendulums verge assembly, that part is extremely...

Antique Clocks: Clock Repair/Transformation, station wall clock, clock repair
station wall clock, clock repair, easy job: Hello Katherine!...... Yes, it is VERY very well possible to have that done, only cause its a very easy job to do, and because the transformation isnt mechanical to mechanical, its gonna be alot cheaper to, BUT, if that clock runs fine (ya just gotta tune...

Antique Clocks: Clock stopping between 11:15 and 11:45, howard miller clock, moon dial
howard miller clock, moon dial, leak spring: If the moon dial can be ruled out, the symptoms (always stopping within a specific time frame) would indicate another cause for lockup or power loss within the movement itself. I m afraid it would require in-person observation by a competent repairman. It...

Antique Clocks: Clock stops ticking, pendulum bob, mantle clock
pendulum bob, mantle clock, mantel clock: Hi Debbie, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. There are many causes of a clock stopping. First, you should check the pendulum beat. You can find instructions on setting the beat on a mantle clock in my previous answers. The pendulum...

Antique Clocks: Clock won't run when pendulum is attached, tick tock, cuckoo clock
tick tock, cuckoo clock, clock company: Hello Michelle. Very simply, your clocks pendulum verge is off balance. What this means, is that the clocks tick tock is out of balance. Theres supposed to be an even Tick, tock, tick tock sound, but ur clock is prolly going something like ticktock,...

Antique Clocks: Clock won't start, herschede, wall clock
herschede, wall clock, pendulum: Hello Bob. First off, overwinding is only a horological myth, it is not possible at all. And secondly, it sounds like your clocks pendulum verge got off balance during shipping... try this; swing the pendulum as far as it will go (either the far left, or right,...

Antique Clocks: Clock, tick sound, new clock
tick sound, new clock, tiny mark: Hi Teri, I have to presume that you mean a wall regulator; there are some shelf clocks marked regulator, but they are less common. When a clock runs only a few minutes and stops, the cause is most often that the pendulum is out of beat. Of course, more...

Antique Clocks: Colonial Grandfather clock, moon dial, clock man
moon dial, clock man, clock makers: Good to hear that you were able to get it runnung for awhile. If it was running smoothly and has just begun the random stopping, it probably does need service since the history for that is not known. The moon dial not functioning is one of three things. 1.The...

Antique Clocks: Colonial Manufacturing grandfathers clock, grandfather clocks, wheter
grandfather clocks, wheter, clock repair: Hello Joanne.....Is there a lever on either side of the clocks face? If so, most grandfather clocks usually have a chime silencer lever on the face....if this is not the case, are all the weights wound up?....get back to me asap so we can discuss this further.....

Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg. Co. clock, puritan model, quality clocks
puritan model, quality clocks, german clock: Honestly, I am not really too sure about homeowners insurance covering grandfather clocks, even though they fall under the category of furniture, if it does cover, and something is to happen to the clock, what I think would happen is they d replace it, but...

Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg Co Model 1615 Movement 122 Dial C1, three knobs, chime clocks
three knobs, chime clocks, clock manufacturers: Hi David, I think you are referring to the three holes in the dial with square shafts behind them. These are the winding arbors. You wind the clock by turning these with the crank, which will raise the three weights. Colonial was one of the premier...

Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg. Company, clock retailers, clock shops
clock retailers, clock shops, colonial model: Hello Jack. Unfortuantely, I do not have a list of clock retailers/repairsmen in the US, but I can tell you to to visit www.yellowbook.com, type in clock or clock repair and then your area code and it will give you numbers of your local clock shops. Good...

Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg Grandfather Clock, Zeenland Mich., grandfathers clock, brass rim
grandfathers clock, brass rim, mechanism sets: Hello Larry...... Yikes, unfortuanetely, colonoal mfg went out of buisness along time ago and its very very hard to come across mechanism sets that can be used. However, they do sell mechanism sets for old clocks. You can visit www.merrittsantiques.com, email...

Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg grandfather clock -chime won't work, clock chime, screw type
clock chime, screw type, grandfather clocks: Hello Robin....hmm, very strange actually, lol. It honestly sounds like their could be something sticking in the chime train, of the mechanism. If only I could actually fix my readers clocks myself, I d do it free, only because I know how udderly expensive...

Antique Clocks: Comitti wall clock chimes one hour behind, comitti, wall clock
comitti, wall clock, chime: Hello Tracie. Try moving the hour hand slowly one hour ahead at whatever time its at (do NOT touch the minute hand, though), then wait till the hour chime. If it doesnt chime the correct strike, let me know and we will discuss further. Hope this helps and...

Antique Clocks: Coo coo clock assembly, cuckoo clocks, metal wires
cuckoo clocks, metal wires, alternate email: Hello Christa. LOL, wow, I have never heard of something like that! Thats pretty cool, I wish someone would start randomnly putting cuckoo clocks in my car, hehe. Ok, if you can send me pics, that would be very helpfull. Worst comes to worst, if you just wanna...

Antique Clocks: Coo coo clock pendulum stops, clock pendulum, coo coo clock
clock pendulum, coo coo clock, verge: Hello Joseph. Yes, your gonna need to bring it to a shop. The pendulum s verge got unbalanced while you moved it, BUT you can try this before putting it in the shop... take the pendulum and swing it as far left (or right, dont matter) as it will go and then...

Antique Clocks: Cuckoo clock does not chime, st goar germany, cuckoo sound
st goar germany, cuckoo sound, cuckoo clock: Hello Jayanthi. It sounds like during your move, the snail and rack jammed up (thats the part that controls and regulates the cuckoo sound). Try this... move the hands backward a complete hour, then back again. it should start cuckoo ing again. If not, your...

Antique Clocks: c f adams regualator clock, dark wood stain, time c
dark wood stain, time c, nothing fancy: Hello Claude. Wow, I havent heard of that name in a long time. C & F Adams went out of biz a looooong time ago. If you can get the clock working, that clock would be worth somewhere between $1,300-1,600, assuming its in good condition. Hope this helps and...

Antique Clocks: chain troubles, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, new clock: Hello Elizabeth. Yikes... not to worry, this can be fized very easily. Ok, what you can do, is tie a strong cord, or string into a loop, and attach the weight onto one end, and the other end onto the weight hook. Make three of these and do the same for each...

Antique Clocks: chime out of sinc with hour, day clock, clock face
day clock, clock face, correct time: Hello Rick.... Ok, it seems like you might have a either a 31 day clock, or an 8 day clock. This is what you do...; Wind both keyharbors fully, and stop the clock (stop the pendulum, and that shuts it off) then carefully take off the nut that is holding the...

Antique Clocks: No chime, hammer assembly, case clock
hammer assembly, case clock, bell strike: Hi Phil, I m not sure exactly what you re describing, so I ll explain the hammer operation in general, and some possible causes and solutions. The typical hammer configuration of an antique bell strike hall clock is as follows: The hammer is mounted...

Antique Clocks: no chimes, grand mother, silencer
grand mother, silencer, pendulum: Hello John. Try either one of these. Slowly turn the minute hand back one complete hour, then slowly again turn it to each 1/4 hour to see if the chimes activate, or put the chime silencer on off and then back to the on position. If these dont work, your...

Antique Clocks: chimes on grandmother clock, westminster chimes, grandmother clock
westminster chimes, grandmother clock, hello dawn: Hello Dawn. When he took out the mechanism, he may have accidently bent something on the snail and rack on the mechanism (this is a part that regulates the hourly strike) and he may have even damaged it, but, try this... Put the clock to the hour, and let...

Antique Clocks: chimes twice only on the half and the hour., bim bam, striking clock
bim bam, striking clock, clock makers: The double strike is correct. You have a bim-bam striking clock that hits a high note then a low note for each count. As far as getting the correct strike on the hour, you would have to remove the movement from the case and observe the action of the lifting...

Antique Clocks: chimes, hamilton wall, wall clock
hamilton wall, wall clock, chimes: If your clock is a keywind-move the hour hand to point to the hour that was actually struck. In the example you gave me, that would mean moving the hour hand so it points to the 9. Then reset the time using the minute hand. If the clock is battery operated,...

Antique Clocks: cleaning the works, clock repairers, pivot holes
clock repairers, pivot holes, professional clock: Hi Kevin, Cleaning clock movements without disassembly is never a recommended procedure for professional clock repairers. The reasons for this are partly economical and partly technical. Cleaning, even ultrasonic, does not effectively remove dried oil...

Antique Clocks: clock, clock shop, best bet
clock shop, best bet, good luck: Hello Anna. Honestly, your real best bet is to just bring it into a clock shop so they can look at it thoroughly. I would have no way of looking at it completely all throughout with being there personally. But to fix up a clock that size, may or may not be...

Antique Clocks: clock chime, clock chime, wind ups
clock chime, wind ups, carriage clock: Hello Janet...it sounds like the hammer, that strikes the gong coil, is either starting to gum up at its pivots, causing it not the gong to sound not too good,or the hammer s head itself is worn. Not an expensive repair, really. You should bring the clock...

Antique Clocks: clock will not chime, ridgeway clocks, floor clock
ridgeway clocks, floor clock, different tunes: indication is that there is power to the chime train but it simply is not being released to chime when you move the minute hand. if there is a chime-silent selector lever by the numeral 3 on the dial then push it quickly up to silent and back to the other...

Antique Clocks: clock chime, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, clock chime: Hello Stella....what happened, is, when you re-set the time, ur supposed to wind the clock first, set the pendulum back into motion, THEN reset the hands. What happened is you confused the chime train and its not corresponding right to the time train. Stop...

Antique Clocks: clock chimes corectly but..., strike clock, drop the hammer
strike clock, drop the hammer, ebay: Hi John, You have a Time and Strike clock. Strike meaning it counts out the hour by striking a gong or bell. Most of these clocks use a mechanism that starts and then stops the strike cycle anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple of minutes before the...

Antique Clocks: clock chimes, grandmother clock, grandfather clocks
grandmother clock, grandfather clocks, clock face: Not a problem at all, I m glad I was able to help you out with your clocks chimes. This is why I put myself up to answering questions about clocks on this website, so people can save money, LOTS of money on clock repair, lol. And about the clocks chimes, yes,...

Antique Clocks: clock identification, wall clock, alternate email
wall clock, alternate email, closeups: Hello again... does the clock open up in the back, or just the front? Check on the inside of the clock for any inscriptions, or paper glued to the case...is there a name on the face itself? Or maybe the pendulum? Check all over the case, inside and out for...

Antique Clocks: clock info, wag on the wall, actuall
wag on the wall, actuall, little finger: here are a couple of possibles: http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/clockdetail.php?id=13736 http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/clockdetail.php?id=21931 Ok I am not sure what it is - a wag on the wall of some type and not USA french or german...

Antique Clocks: clock repair, tick tock, day clock
tick tock, day clock, clock shop: Wind the clock fully. This should give it power for a week if its in good condition. Give the pendulum a gentle swing. It should produce an even sounding tick-tock.An even tick -tock indicates a clock that is in beat.If it doesnt have an even tick, raise one...

Antique Clocks: clock stopped ticking, balance wheel, day clock
balance wheel, day clock, seth thomas: Hi Darryl, Your clock has a balance wheel escapement, so there are really no adjustments or leveling to worry about. The problem is not overwinding (see my recent answer on that topic); you should wind all three keys all the way, as far as they will go....

Antique Clocks: the clock stops at a certain hour, bracket clock, time train
bracket clock, time train, correct time: Hello Octavian. Ouch, yea this is a problem. In alot of clocks, your never supposed to go backwards, and whatn you probably didw as bend a moving part somewhere in the time train part of the mechanism, causing the clock to stop at certain points. Your going...

Antique Clocks: clock strike, clock repairman, longcase clock
clock repairman, longcase clock, o clock: Hello Martin. My first impression from what you ve described is that your clock has what is called a rack & snail strike. It is possible that the rack tail is not adjusted quite right so that at the 12 o clock position, when the rack is dropped to the 12 step...

Antique Clocks: clock strikes too many times, ingraham clocks, ingraham mantle clock
ingraham clocks, ingraham mantle clock, professional clock: Hi Susan, Antique Ingraham clocks have a striking system called count wheel striking. The striking is controlled by a series of wires and levers which must be very precisely adjusted. These wires are soft steel and easily get out of adjustment, causing...

Antique Clocks: clock symbol or trademark, karl haller, german clock
karl haller, german clock, fish symbol: Haller and Dorsch. Kochmann says company dissolved in 1928. Also used the tag line HALDO in an escape wheel logo. Schmid s Lexikon in German (which I can t read any) says company was in business from 1920 to 1932 and located in Schwenningen with 3 different...

Antique Clocks: clock won't stay running, tick tock, clock tick
tick tock, clock tick, clock repairs: Hello again Martha....No, winding the clock has nothing to do with the clocks un-even beat. Your going to have to bring the clock to a professional to hve it repaired. What he s gonna do is probably re-shape the pendulum verge (which is what makes the clock...

Antique Clocks: clock, howard miller clock company, howard miller clock
howard miller clock company, howard miller clock, black paint: Hello Susan. Off the back of my hand I wouldnt be able to give you information on your clock. Your going to have to contact the Howard Miller clock company (www.howardmillerclocks.com) and email them your clocks model number and color and they should be able...

Antique Clocks: coil chime dull, rust?, gong gong, mantel clock
gong gong, mantel clock, gongs: Hello again Erica....wow, really? I ve known them for selling used parts BUT I ve also known them to also sell brand new items as well, heh....well, if you want, yes, fortuanetly you can take it out and clean it. Now, I m not entirely sure what you can use...

Antique Clocks: colonial movement dial clock model 148 132 gk, pendulum assembly, brass piece
pendulum assembly, brass piece, mother in law: Joe - let s try to send this again: check this stuff with the back off or with a flashlight: The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1 two legged suspension spring pinned to a brass post sticking out of the back of the rear movement plate. ...

Antique Clocks: colonial of zeeland clock, pencil tip, top hook
pencil tip, top hook, clock movement: Hi Fran, The pendulum simply hooks onto a crossbar or hole at the bottom of the pendulum leader. The pendulum leader assembly may have become incorrectly set up. The way the pendulum hooks up is as follows: the top hook on the pendulum connects...

Antique Clocks: colonial of zeeland grandfather clock, incorrect position, grandfather clock
incorrect position, grandfather clock, time adjustment: Very simple. The hour hand is in the incorrect position. Using the minute hand go through the chime sequence and bring the clock up to the next hour. Count the hours struck and simple reposition the hour hand over the correct numeral. Gently slide it...

Antique Clocks: coo coo clock, cuckoo clock, professional clock
cuckoo clock, professional clock, music movement: Hi Charlie, Cuckoo clock adjustments are difficult and should probably be done by a professional clock repairer. There are various methods that trigger the music mechanism. One common one that you can look for is: look into the back of the clock....

Antique Clocks: coo-coo clock winding, cuckoo clocks, japanese brands
cuckoo clocks, japanese brands, poppo: The chains for cuckoo clocks are normally 6 ft. in length. If yours are and you have the clock hung so that the chains don t drag the floor and the weights have reached the floor after 12-15 hours then yours is probably one of the Japanese brands of cuuckoo...

Antique Clocks: coordinates bells and time, seth thomas grandfather clock, problem thanks
seth thomas grandfather clock, problem thanks, wrong number: Hi Margarita, I recently answered this in a question from Linda, setting the chimes on a Seth Adams clock . For your convenience, I will repeat it here: If the gong strikes the wrong number of times, you correct it as follows: turn it to strike...

Antique Clocks: correction of time shown by wall clock, mechanical movements, wall clock
mechanical movements, wall clock, square hole: Hi Dominic, If this is a wind-up clock, there should be a regulating nut at the bottom of the pendulum disk. You turn this nut to the right (raising the disk) to make the clock run faster. If it is a battery clock, there is no regulating mechanism,...

Antique Clocks: cuckcoo clock question, cuckoo clock, snail
cuckoo clock, snail, grandmother: If it what is called a count wheel strike, you must manually correct it if it s thrown off by winding down, etc. Move the minute hand to 3-5 minutes before the hour then turn it back about 10 minutes and let it strike. Keep doing this until you have the strike...

Antique Clocks: cuckoo clock stops, cuckoo sound, cuckoo clocks
cuckoo sound, cuckoo clocks, cuckoo clock: Hi Dave, The cuckoo mechanism of your clock is probably not adjusted properly, and is jamming the time mechanism when it attempts to strike. Cuckoo clocks have a series of delicate wires which make the cuckoo sound and operate the strike gong....

Antique Clocks: Daneker Grandfather Clock, rutherford model, floor clock
rutherford model, floor clock, grandfather clock: probably movement is from German co that does not date movements but check the back brass plate of the mechaism for numbers etc. Daneker Clock Co. was owned by Million-Rutherford company. They built excellent clocks from the late 1940 s until the factory...

Antique Clocks: Daneker Grandfather Clock, grandfathers clock, inner clock
grandfathers clock, inner clock, antique clocks: I found the clock in Ebay s completed sales with a starting price of $575 and showing NO bids. But you say you bought it?? - anyway- to the question: unfortunately the seller indeed does not know antique clocks like you say. Never ever seen such in an old...

Antique Clocks: Daneker Grandmother, grandmother clock, professional clock
grandmother clock, professional clock, daneker clocks: Hi Liza, Daneker Clocks is long out of business. There is no website that I know of devoted exclusively to Daneker clocks, but you can web-search and find much information about them. As far as set up, it is the same as for any floor clock. Level the...

Antique Clocks: Disabling chimes on grandfather clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, chime
seth thomas grandfather clock, chime, levers: Hi Linda, Some clocks don t have a chime shut off. If you do have one, it may be a lever in the dial near the 3 , 9 or 12 . Some clocks have two strings hanging down inside the case from inside the movement. You pull down on these strings and...

Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam Clock, clock up on the wall, clock shop
clock up on the wall, clock shop, pendulum: Hello Sue...when u hang the clock up on the wall, is the tick tock sound even? If it is not, then thats why its not staying on. As the clock is on the wall, tilt it to the right, or to the left, either which way to make the tick tock sound even. If it sounds...

Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam wall clock, clock collector, coloured man
clock collector, coloured man, map of the world: Hi Linda, The part at the top is a globe, usually blue, with a map of the world on it. Unfortunately, I don t know of a source for one. I have a Zaandam myself, and the map was worn off the globe, so I simply painted it blue. You might be able to get...

Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam, pendulum assembly, brass piece
pendulum assembly, brass piece, wall clock: Sue:The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1 two legged suspension spring pinned to a brass post sticking out of the back of the rear movement plate. Next a silver(probably) suspension leader about 5 long that hooks onto the bottom of the suspension...

Antique Clocks: dutch clock, pendulum length, dutch clock
pendulum length, dutch clock, hermle clocks: Hi Marg, Your clock has a Hermle movement. Hermle is a German company with factories in both Germany and the U.S. I believe the correct number is 261-030A. I do not find a 261-080A in my listings. This movement is available, but not in the 17.5cm pendulum...

Antique Clocks: dutch zaandam clock, dutch clock, zaandam
dutch clock, zaandam, bottom right: Hello Marg. I m sorry but the way the system works on here, I cannot cc this to any other email address other than the one you sent to me on. About your question, you can contact www.merrittsantiques.com, or www.blackforestimports.com, and they should be able...

Antique Clocks: Elgin Mantle Clock wont start, elgin national watch, mantle clock
elgin national watch, mantle clock, webly: The number 82 on the movement indicates that your clock was manufactured in 1982. This type of movement needs to be cleaned about every 10-12 years to keep it in good working order. If you take it to a local repairman and get a quote of over $225 for that,...

Antique Clocks: Emporer Clock not striking the quarter hour, emperor clock, clock mechanisms
emperor clock, clock mechanisms, fish hook: Hello Randy.... Wow, I have not heard of this kind of clock in ages! They stopped making that clock years and years ago, heh! You got a lucky find. Anyways, to the topic...That fish hook wire is called the Rack and Snail gear wheels...these control the...

Antique Clocks: ENFIELD CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK, pendulum assembly, mantel clock
pendulum assembly, mantel clock, clock movement: The cogs are not the problem. Seller has no clue. Some things to check: The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1 two legged suspension spring pinned to a brass post sticking out of the back of the rear movement plate. Next a silver(probably)...

Antique Clocks: Enfield Mantle Clock, pendulum arm, hand shaft
pendulum arm, hand shaft, mantle clock: Hello John. I see now, my bad for mis-understanding. It seems the hands are out of sync as well as the chimes. Turn the minute hand (slowly to let the chimes run each time before progressing forward with the minute hand) until it chimes out the full 4 quarters...

Antique Clocks: early 1900's Seth Thomas mantel clock, seth thomas mantel clock, attitude problem
seth thomas mantel clock, attitude problem, o clock: Hi kd, This problem is occurring because when the clock is being set, the hour hand is being touched and pushed forward to the next hour. Set the clock by turning the minute hand ONLY by its tip, so that you do not accidentally push the hour hand forward...

Antique Clocks: edward meyers chimes wrong, windup, thanks in advance
windup, thanks in advance, new hope: Hello Mark. Turn the minute hand to the next hour, THEN, carefully and gently remove the nut holding the minute hand in place and take it off. Then carefully take off the hour hand, and place it BACK on to whatever hour it just chimed. Put the minute hand...

Antique Clocks: eight day pendulum clock, pendulum clock, clock shop
pendulum clock, clock shop, pivot points: Hello again. Wow, that sounds weird. Hate to say this, but, to the naked eye, he may have been cleaning it, but, he also could have been pushing whatever old oil and tiny debris that is in the pivot points and gears , deeper into it causing more of a strain....

Antique Clocks: elgin mantel clock, mantel clock, professional clock
mantel clock, professional clock, hi matthew: Hi Matthew, First, I would make sure that you are winding all three key holes all the way, as far as they will go. The chime mechanism is quite complicated and, if the clock misses chimes when it is fully wound, I m afraid that you will need the services...

Antique Clocks: enfield chiming mantle clock, pendulum assembly, mantle clock
pendulum assembly, mantle clock, tick sound: Hi Brian, Here is the text of the previous answer that you referred to. I think it pretty well covers all possibilities. There are many possible causes of the clock not running. The most likely possibility is that the pendulum is out of beat. Start...

Antique Clocks: erhard 77 pendulum attachment question, pendulum clocks, suspension assembly
pendulum clocks, suspension assembly, content images: Most mechanical pendulum clocks will have a suspension assembly that looks something like this- http://www.billib.co.uk/content/images/figure8.jpg You may be overlooking the suspension spring that the pendulum leader( guide in the illustration)is supposed...

Antique Clocks: escapement drag, gustav becker, becker group
gustav becker, becker group, mechanical clocks: Dead beat escapements will not - recoil escapements will. Maybe a drop of oil on the two tips of the verge? Could be any problem- wear - need cleaning- need oiling - etc. Follower I guess is the verge - not familiar with follower . There is a Gustav Becker...

Antique Clocks: F.W. Elliott Mantle Clock - Gaining, mantle clock, mechanical clocks
mantle clock, mechanical clocks, metal disc: Hello James. Ok, does your mantle clock have a pendulum, or a floating disc pendulum (a little metal disc that rotates back and forth continuesly)? If it has a pendulum, on the bottom of it should be a nut. Turn that nut a full turn left to slow it down by...

Antique Clocks: Forestville - Franz Herml Mantle Clock, clock chime, franz hermle
clock chime, franz hermle, mantle clock: Hello again Sam. It sounds like the hammers are not hitting the chime rods like their supposed to, and just hitting air, causing the plunk sound (which is very common), try this... center each hammer to the chime rod it is above and make sure the hammer...

Antique Clocks: Forestville mantle clock with balance wheel stops ticking, mantle clock, professional clock
mantle clock, professional clock, balance wheel: Hi Steve, For a balance wheel clock, there are no particular adjustments that you can make to keep it running; if it is anywhere near level, it should run. It should be wound all the way, as far as it will go, on both winding shafts. Be careful not to...

Antique Clocks: French Brass Mantle/Carriage Clock, brass pendulum, carriage clock
brass pendulum, carriage clock, gold hands: Hello Lorraine. The most advice I could give you, is to visit www.merrittsantiques.com, and email them and tell them about this clock and see if they will buy it for you, otherwise I would just try Ebay. And if you do sell it on ebay, I would start the bid...

Antique Clocks: 1939 Pennwood Numechon, clocks
Antique Clocks: 1939 Pennwood Numechon, clocks

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Mantle clock, pendulum, rune
Antique Clocks: Ansonia Mantle clock, pendulum, rune

Antique Clocks: approx age of a kienzle clock, german firm, solid brass
Antique Clocks: approx age of a kienzle clock, german firm, solid brass, collectible clock

Antique Clocks: B&D Clock
Antique Clocks: B&D Clock

Antique Clocks: Clock won't run when pendulum is attached, cuckoo clocks, seth thomas
Antique Clocks: Clock won't run when pendulum is attached, cuckoo clocks, seth thomas, tambour

Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg. Co. clock, clocks, hershey pennsylvania
Antique Clocks: Colonial Mfg. Co. clock, clocks, hershey pennsylvania, mahogany case

Antique Clocks: colonial of zeeland clock, pendulum, slit
Antique Clocks: colonial of zeeland clock, pendulum, slit, hook

Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam Clock, clock oil, wd 40
Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam Clock, clock oil, wd 40, clock shop

Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam wall clock, holding up the sky, moon and stars
Antique Clocks: Dutch Zaandam wall clock, holding up the sky, moon and stars, hobby store

Antique Clocks: dutch zaandam clock, west germany, zaandam
Antique Clocks: dutch zaandam clock, west germany, zaandam, clock

Antique Clocks: Enfield Mantle Clock, rating nut, proper orientation
Antique Clocks: Enfield Mantle Clock, rating nut, proper orientation, minimal expense

Antique Clocks: French Brass Mantle/Carriage Clock, half hours, marti
Antique Clocks: French Brass Mantle/Carriage Clock, half hours, marti, clock

Antique Clocks: G E grandmother floor clock, electric coils, quartz movement
Antique Clocks: G E grandmother floor clock, electric coils, quartz movement, silverdollar

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Tambour Mantle Clock, peek, greg day
Antique Clocks: Gilbert Tambour Mantle Clock, peek, greg day

Antique Clocks: My Grandfather Clock has a chime problem, clock, adjustment
Antique Clocks: My Grandfather Clock has a chime problem, clock, adjustment, competent mechanic

Antique Clocks: Hamiltom Mantel Clock, retaining clip, repairman
Antique Clocks: Hamiltom Mantel Clock, retaining clip, repairman, chime

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Clock Model # 340-020, silence, clock
Antique Clocks: Hamilton Clock Model # 340-020, silence, clock

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Mantel Clock, westminster chime, howard miller
Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Mantel Clock, westminster chime, howard miller, hermle movement

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller wall Clock, repair clocks, wall clock
Antique Clocks: Howard Miller wall Clock, repair clocks, wall clock, howard miller

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall clock ID, snakes, asshole
Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall clock ID, snakes, asshole

Antique Clocks: Junghans, brekke, arendal
Antique Clocks: Junghans, brekke, arendal, norway

Antique Clocks: Kerosene to lubricate antique clocks, kerosene fumes, legitimate concern
Antique Clocks: Kerosene to lubricate antique clocks, kerosene fumes, legitimate concern, efficacy

Antique Clocks: linden wind up clock, suspension assembly, wall clocks
Antique Clocks: linden wind up clock, suspension assembly, wall clocks, hermle

Antique Clocks: loose clock hands, grandfather clock
Antique Clocks: loose clock hands, grandfather clock

Antique Clocks: Mantel Clock
Antique Clocks: Mantel Clock

Antique Clocks: Mechanical Clock Movement Packages, bim bam, clockworks
Antique Clocks: Mechanical Clock Movement Packages, bim bam, clockworks, chime

Antique Clocks: mauthe mantel clock, correct hole, center hole
Antique Clocks: mauthe mantel clock, correct hole, center hole, keyhole

Antique Clocks: Name that Clock, clock chime, westminster chime
Antique Clocks: Name that Clock, clock chime, westminster chime, mahogany shelf