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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

Antique Clocks: OLDER PENDULUM CLOCK, antique roadshow, advance and retreat
Antique Clocks: OLDER PENDULUM CLOCK, antique roadshow, advance and retreat, clock

Antique Clocks: How Old, seth thomas, grandfather clock
Antique Clocks: How Old, seth thomas, grandfather clock

Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, thomaston ct, pencil
Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, thomaston ct, pencil, plymouth

Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, clock
Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, clock

Antique Clocks: Problem with setting chimes on battery operated clock, clock move, military time
Antique Clocks: Problem with setting chimes on battery operated clock, clock move, military time, time move

Antique Clocks: Revere antique electric clock, ebay
Antique Clocks: Revere antique electric clock, ebay

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, pendulum, clock
Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, pendulum, clock, verge

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, half hour, hammer
Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, half hour, hammer, clock

Antique Clocks: seth thomas tambour clock, seth thomas, tambour
Antique Clocks: seth thomas tambour clock, seth thomas, tambour, fyi

Antique Clocks: setting gear stops, shallow teeth, wave link
Antique Clocks: setting gear stops, shallow teeth, wave link, wieghts

Antique Clocks: setting junghans chimes, wire loop, wall clock
Antique Clocks: setting junghans chimes, wire loop, wall clock, chime

Antique Clocks: URGOS CLOCK MOVEMENT, switch mechanism, job
Antique Clocks: URGOS CLOCK MOVEMENT, switch mechanism, job, wind movement

Antique Clocks: Welby Sunburst, welby, clock
Antique Clocks: Welby Sunburst, welby, clock

Antique Clocks: Zeeland Colonial Grandfather Clock, shaft support, chiming clock
Antique Clocks: Zeeland Colonial Grandfather Clock, shaft support, chiming clock, grandfather clock

Antique Clocks: fails to strike past ten, bell chime, professional clock
bell chime, professional clock, irish works: Hi Don, Many of these clocks have a date dial which is not connected to the movement and is manually set each day. If it is connected to the movement, there will be an additional large gear with a pin on it that engages a tooth on the date wheel once...

Antique Clocks: "falling back" with Sligh mantel clock, pendulum clocks, mantel clock
pendulum clocks, mantel clock, modern clocks: Hi Glen, Most modern clocks are designed so that the hands can be turned backwards to set the time. You may hear a slight click at each strike point, but as long as you don t feel resistance, you will not damage the clock. If the clock begins to chime...

Antique Clocks: floor clock, floor clock, mode number
floor clock, mode number, comparable quality: Hi Robert, Sligh has their own numbering system, so I can t tell from this information what movement you have. If you look on the back of the movement itself, you will find stamped numbers and names. The movement may be of three different manufacturers....

Antique Clocks: forestville pendulum art deco westminster chime mantle clock, seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock company
seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock company, westminster chime: Hello Kris..... Forestville was a classification model, that made many kinds of forestville clocks, of the Seth Thomas clock company, which till this day is still in buisness. Seth Thomas no longer makes Forestville clocks and stopped production in the...

Antique Clocks: G.B striking system, snail shell, daylight savings time
snail shell, daylight savings time, clock repair: The random nature of the striking tells me there is a problem with how far the rack is falling. It should fall until it contacts the snail. That contact will determine the strike count. With the rack only falling part of the way you end up with less strikes...

Antique Clocks: G.E. ALARM CLOCK, vintage catalogs, electric clocks
vintage catalogs, electric clocks, e alarm: Hi Cheryl! Well, I wish I had some really great antique and value news for you, but unfortunately, it appears you have a piece probably made in the mid 1960 s, maybe even later. That piece is so new, it doesn t show in any of my vintage catalogs. Keep...

Antique Clocks: G E grandmother floor clock, grandmother clock, floor clock
grandmother clock, floor clock, best bet: Hello Claire. The clock repairman was right, that part is no longer being made, let alone the clocks company, Telechron. Telechron went out of buisness a long time ago. Your best bet now is to bring it back to the repairman and tell them to put a replacement...

Antique Clocks: GE electric floor clock, grandmother clock, floor clock
grandmother clock, floor clock, type b2: I have never heard of the term mother-in-law clock as a clock style description. A grandmother clock (vs. grandfather) is a height destinction. Usually a grandmother clock is any floor clock under 75 inches in height. Other sources make the height at 77...

Antique Clocks: GENERAL ELECTRIC, WESTMINSTER CHIME, merritts antiques, westminster chime
merritts antiques, westminster chime, mantle clock: Hi Wayne, If your clock is older (1920 s-1940 s), motors, rotors and coils are hard to find. You need to note any numbers printed on the motor. You can get motors, etc. from clock supply houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques, but there is a limited...

Antique Clocks: Gear noise on chiming, ansonia clocks, clock oil
ansonia clocks, clock oil, seth thomas: Hi Les, Noisy striking is characteristic of early American 8-Day and 30-hour clocks. There s probably nothing you can do about it. Even if you had the clock overhauled and rebushed, chances are it wouldn t make much difference, if any. You can try oiling...

Antique Clocks: Gear removal and replacement, spring barrel, old clock
spring barrel, old clock, neck of the woods: Yes Kevin, it is possible to repair that. You would need to contanct someone who does horological wheel and pinion cutting. This one is in my neck of the woods and is very good - http://www.fendley-cox.com/ It is usually necessary to cut a replacement due...

Antique Clocks: General Electric, face the clock, quality mahogany
face the clock, quality mahogany, clock radios: Hi Manfred! Nice clock! The number 8 at the beginning of your model number indicates a series of clocks that did more than just keep time. This included clock radios, barometers, cyclometers and of course, your 8H14 Day/Date clock. It s not worth a million...

Antique Clocks: General Electric 4H94, ge model, silverdollar
ge model, silverdollar, garage sale: Bob...Quite Rare!!! What you have there is the Ulysses , GE Model number 4H94 that was produced from 1941-1942. Production on this was probably cut short because of the war, and the production never resumed afterwards. Personally, I have never seen one...

Antique Clocks: General Electric Westminster Chime Telechron Motored Mantel Clock, westminster chime, mantel clock
westminster chime, mantel clock, type e1: Hi Denise! I take it you are reading the info off that little metal tag on the rotor. Unfortunately, that tag does not identify the clock. It s more mechanical information and is pretty much the same from clock-to-clock. First thing to do- Check...

Antique Clocks: German Clock, german clock, pot metal
german clock, pot metal, metal castings: Dorean, Thank you for the movement image. The movement doesn t tell me much so I am going to stick with my 50 s guesstimate. The floral dial was popular in French clocks in the late 1800 s and copied and used widely in German clocks in the early 50 s....

Antique Clocks: German tall clock chain, clock chain, train wheels
clock chain, train wheels, tall clock: Hello. Ok, this is what you can do.....take the clock off the wall, and remove the pendulum. Take off the weights, but put a little garbage tie twist between the other two chains (or other 4, if the clock has a mutli-chime feature, or a song chime on it) RIGHT...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Banjo Clock, banjo clock, clock company
banjo clock, clock company, raed: Hello Durland. I am not sure of the birthdate of W.L Gilbert, but I do know that the Gilbert clock company has been around since a little before 1806. His father may have had the company before him, or a relative with the same name. There was a time period...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Clock, mantle clock, winsted ct
mantle clock, winsted ct, cottage clock: and it is Winsted, CT - I lived in the next town for 30 years! try here - I did not find the name in their listing but these photos are seperate: http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/indexlinks.php?manufacturer=Gilbert,_Wm_L and books to buy or...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Clock, gilbert manufacturing company, stock market crash
gilbert manufacturing company, stock market crash, winsted connecticut: On July 5, 1871, the William L. Gilbert Clock Company was formed at Winsted, Conn. to succeed the Gilbert Manufacturing Company (1866‑1871) which had been dissolved after a fire destroyed the factory. These firms had grown out of the clockmaking operations...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Mantel Clock - how to wind it, mantel clock, gold claw
mantel clock, gold claw, claw feet: Hello again... The hole at the 12 is NOT a winding arbor, it is a time regulating spring. Leave THAT ONE alone. The two winding arbors at the 4 and 8 ARE winding arbors, those run the time and chimes. Just wind them all the way till you feel it getting...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Mantle Clock, pendulum assembly, mantle clock
pendulum assembly, mantle clock, tick sound: Hi again Val, There are many possible causes of the clock not running. The most likely possibility is that the pendulum is out of beat. Start the pendulum with just enough swing to keep ticking. Now listen to the tick: if your clock is in beat, the tick...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Tambour Mantle Clock, winsted connecticut, mantle clock
winsted connecticut, mantle clock, gilbert clocks: Hello Karen. You really cannot determine a clocks age, unless you have the original papers/intructions that came with the clock, or a book on them. I do happen to know that there are books out there, and LOTS of them, on Gilbert clocks. You can check out www.merritts.com...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert Tambour Mantle Clock, bim bam, mantle clock
bim bam, mantle clock, day clock: Hi Susan, First, you set the time on your clock by turning the minute hand forward. Stop at each strike point and let it finish striking before continuing to turn the hand. Never turn the minute hand backwards, and never try to set it with the hour hand....

Antique Clocks: My Grand Father clock is sick., grand father clock, grandfather clock
grand father clock, grandfather clock, side doors: Hello again...ok, now I get the picture clearly now, ;-)...it seems when you wound your clock last, you must have bumped into the pendulum somehow and moved it out of balance; this is a very common thing that almost every grandfather clock owner does, hehe....

Antique Clocks: Grand Mother Clock, car blows, grand mother
car blows, grand mother, correct time: John, Evening! Your description is kind of vague. It s almost like asking My green car blows smoke out of the back. How do I fix it? Now, I am assuming you are talking about a key-wind clock? Despite the fact that I don t have much to go on, my...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather Clock, professional clock, vertical wires
professional clock, vertical wires, grandfather clock: Hi Mike, There are many things that could be causing your problem. First, I would check to make sure that the heaviest weight is on the right as you look at the clock (the chime side). Next, open the right side panel (if there is one) so that you...

Antique Clocks: My Grandfather Clock has a chime problem, reproduction style, grandfather clock
reproduction style, grandfather clock, quarter hours: Hello again...Ok, try this...keep the chimes off for a full 24 hours. Wind up all the weights, and after 24 hours (it doesnt have to be exact, a lil behind or ahead is ok)Released the chime mechanism and see if this helps at all...keep in touch and let me...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather Clock too fast?, sligh grandfather clock, time adjuster
sligh grandfather clock, time adjuster, pendulums: Hello Michelle. Sometimes you just have to give the pendulums bob (the big round disc at the bottom of the pendulum) a little push to move downward, but be careful at doing this, make sure NOT to move the pendulum to the side AT ALL, while adjusting the...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather Clock Question on chimes, ridgeway grandfather clock, clock supply
ridgeway grandfather clock, clock supply, professional clock: Hi Michael, Different makes of movements have different chime mechanisms. But this problem is most common in Hermle movements. A part called the chime lock piece has a pin on it which stops the chiming at the correct point. This pin sometimes breaks...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather Clock, montgomery wards, grandfather clock
montgomery wards, grandfather clock, doesnt work: Hello Bill....it sounds like ur pendulum is out of balance. Slightly push the pendulum more than it should to the side, and let it swing, this should put it back in beat. If tbis doesnt work, lemme know and we ll discuss further! Hope this works and good luck...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather Clocks, grandfather clocks, clock repair
grandfather clocks, clock repair, buying furniture: your are first and foremost buying furniture not primarily a clock - the works for the clock were not made by Colonial - all German works in the last 60 years so the distinction between gf clocks is in the quality of the furniture - not a clock repair question...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather ckock, grandfather clock, strike 3
grandfather clock, strike 3, pendulum: Your clock is known as a count wheel strike which means that if it runs down, the count will likely be off when it is rewound and needs to be manually reset. In this instance the fix is simple. Move the hour hand foward 3 hours(if it shows 7 and strikes 10,...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock, granfather clock, antique clock
granfather clock, antique clock, grandfather clock: Hello Gary. You didn t give me any service history for the clock so it could be something as simple as it being out of beat. But unless your house foundation shifted radically 2 days ago, I doubt it. More than likely it s showing it s age. Pivots(the bearings...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock, quartz clock, electric clock
quartz clock, electric clock, accurate clock: Hi Duane, To make the clock go faster, you turn the regulating nut at the bottom of the pendulum disk to the right, which raises the disk, to make it go faster, and vice versa. Always check the time against one accurate clock, preferably a plug-in...

Antique Clocks: How can I make my Grandfather clock chime louder, maximum loudness, professional clock
maximum loudness, professional clock, grand father clock: Hi Sherry, Your clock has no actual loudness adjustment. Some grandfather clocks are naturally louder than others, even if they are the same make and model of clock. The chime hammers on your clock may not be adjusted properly. The hammers must...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock chimes, grandfather clock, chimes
grandfather clock, chimes, quirk: Hello Fiona...wow, that does sound a bit quirky, but luckily, its probably nothing serious. The clock is very old and probably just needs a good mechanism cleansing; something is most likely sticking in the strike train of the mechanism. Bring your clock into...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock: what is the correct ratio for weights?, face the clock, chain wheels
face the clock, chain wheels, grandfather clock: check here: http://members.aol.com/pendclocks/p1010008.gif probably an endless chain single weight chain movement? needs a donut and a 7 lb. weight -- not sure why the weight doesn t hold -may be some damage to the chain ratchet gear? http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=20283%2C11710&submit1=Search...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock - numerous issues, grandfathers clock, westminster chimes
grandfathers clock, westminster chimes, grandfather clocks: Hello Lee. Wow, it sounds like a beautiful clock you ve got there. And about its age, they DID make mission style grandfather clocks in the 1920s-30s, BUT those had westminster chimes, or gong chimes on them, NOT bells... they did however have mission style...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock not working, history of the clock, running wear
history of the clock, running wear, grandfather clock: The Jauch 77 movements were primarily used in kit clocks and the pendulum leaders for these movements are not supplied by any parts houses. If you are unsure of the running/service history of the clock, your best bet may be to have a serviceman come to check...

Antique Clocks: Grandmother Clock chimes irregularly, grandmother clock, grandmother clocks
grandmother clock, grandmother clocks, tempus fugit: Hello Christa. It sounds like a classic case of old oil and residue build up in the gears and the pivots. The buildup of oil, dirt, and what not in the mechanism happens when you dont get it regularly cleaned and oiled every 5 years like your really supposed...

Antique Clocks: Grandmother clock not chiming, grandmother clock, snail
grandmother clock, snail, clocks: Hello Mark. It sounds like something is stuck in the rack and snail parts (the rack and snail is what controls and regulates the clocks chime) or its jammed in one way or another.Now when you said the chime harbor wont wind, do you mean the key wont turn,...

Antique Clocks: Grandmother clock quit chiming, westminster chimes, grandmother clock
westminster chimes, grandmother clock, mechanical clocks: Hello David. What I think what happened to your clock is what I call a clocks chock-hold , which is when someone has a clock that runs fine, and they go on vacation and stop their clock before going, then come home and re-start there clock, and the chimes,...

Antique Clocks: Grandmother floor clock setting time, floor clock, clock setting
floor clock, clock setting, setting time: Hello Jess. Very carefully and gently remove the minute hand by un-screwing the nut that holds it in. Now take off the hour hand and then place it on whatever hour the clock is chiming. Then place the minute hand back and and fasten, and your clock should...

Antique Clocks: Gustav Becker Mantle Clock, gustav becker, mantle clock
gustav becker, mantle clock, antique clocks: Hello Jill, The Gustav Becker is a very fine mantle clock, you have a nice neighbor. In this clock, all three winding shafts wind clockwise. If you try to turn the key clockwise and it will not turn, then the clock is already fully wound. For information...

Antique Clocks: Gustav Becker Viennese Wall Clock, gustav becker, wall clock
gustav becker, wall clock, finger nail: Simon: These clocks have a count wheel striking system. Once tripped at the 1/2 or the hour it strikes the next ting on the wheel--either the 1/2 hour or the hour and always one more strike for the hour than it did previously. So it is 100% predictable...

Antique Clocks: Gustav Becker wall clock, gustav becker wall clock, gustav becker clocks
gustav becker wall clock, gustav becker clocks, cuckoo clocks: Hello Doug. First of all I want to thank you for those kind words, they really mean alot to me, About your question, it sounds like the Gustav Becker model you have was made around the 1920 s. I say this because at the time, they were known for making models...

Antique Clocks: general electric clock, electric clock, shelf clock
electric clock, shelf clock, ge model: Hi William! Oh, you got a real nice one there! The 7H84 was a GE Model known as the Gladiator , most likely produced between 1938 and 1941. The body of that clock is made of mahogany, and the sides most likely black enameled. The cloth cord on that is...

Antique Clocks: german clock, german clock, clock company
german clock, clock company, clock shop: Hello Michele. This clock may be from the Welsh clock company but cannot be to sure. I really couldnt tell unless I looked at the clock in its entirety and throughout. Your best bet is to just bring it to a clock shop; they should be able to indentify it...

Antique Clocks: german regulator, appprentice, pendulem
appprentice, pendulem, dirty works: Hello Kevin...ok, now I understand the problem. Without the pendulum on, there is nothing keeping the pendulum verge from staying in beat and going in slow equal beats. Without the pendulum, the verge just keeps going byitself, whether its in beat or not...

Antique Clocks: gilbert clock, position thanks, correct position
position thanks, correct position, virgil: Hi Virgil! I am guessing that the hour hand on your clock does not correspond to the number of strikes? Since you are talking about a Gilbert, I m guessing your clock is most likely a key-wind? What you need to do here is advance your minute hand to the...

Antique Clocks: gilbert mantle clock, mechanical clock movements, mantle clock
mechanical clock movements, mantle clock, mechanical clocks: Hello Janet....mechanical clock movements are sensitive to movement. When you moved the clock, what you did was (with the pendulum attached I m assuming; you should always remove the pendulum when moving a mechanical clock) un-balance the pendulum s verge....

Antique Clocks: grand father clock, grand father clock, chiming clock
grand father clock, chiming clock, good luck: Hello Kanda, I thought I answered this question in the past already but I realized I didnt, so this is my answer, ;-)...you gonna have to take off the minute hand, via a hand nut thats keeping it in place. Then, remove the hour hand carefully, and put it back...

Antique Clocks: grandfather Clock, grandfather clock, german origin
grandfather clock, german origin, hermle: Jim: King Arthur made the woodwork and the kit if it was in kit form. The mechanical movement was of German origin, Hermle or Jauch or the like. Yes it can be repaired or the mechanism replaced with like. Hermle still makes movements they made 50 years ago....

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock, pendulum swing, clock repairs
pendulum swing, clock repairs, pendelum: Hello Joseph....your pendulum is off beat. Theres a part called the pendulum verge on the mechanism, and its off balance. Make the pendulum swing the entire width of the case by moving it to the far right (or left, doesnt matter)...let it swing, that SHOULD...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock, grandfather clock, middle c
grandfather clock, middle c, correct position: Rose: The manufacturer did NOT design the clock with the heaviest weight in the middle. C might be for chime which is the weight that would go on the right ( the heaviest.) put the weight anywhere you want. Often two weights are the same and the heavier...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock, grand father clock, clock 5
grand father clock, clock 5, o clock: Hello Monica. In all clocks, its diffrent on how long it takes for it to chime at a certain hour. There really is no right time of how long a clock can ring out the hour Grandfather clocks can chime at 10 o clock, as a matter of fact, they chime every hour,...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock, mantle clock, wind ups
mantle clock, wind ups, old clock: Hi Ray, If your clock has two winding holes, the one on the right (as you look at the clock, Not the clock s right ) winds the mainspring that keeps the clock running, i.e., the pendulum swinging. The one on the left winds the mainspring for the hour...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock, grandfather clock, wrong number
grandfather clock, wrong number, chime: Hi Rosemary, If the chime 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: grandfather clock problem, tick tock, grandfather clock
tick tock, grandfather clock, tick and tock: Hello again. Unfortuantely, there really is no way of obtaining an instruction manual, unless you get through to the website, email them, then they have to go through a bunch of process s to diffrent people...its really complicated, lol. You can try to email...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock problem, grandmother clock, pendulum movement
grandmother clock, pendulum movement, model cpm: Hi Suzan, The chains on your clock do not all wind in the same direction. As you look at the clock you will probably see that the second and third of the six chain-ends hanging down are closer together than the others. This is normal. As long as the...

Antique Clocks: grandfather clock, clock shop, grandfather clock
clock shop, grandfather clock, pendulum: Hello Mark. This is a very simple question. Either your clocks mechanism needs to be cleaned out and oiled again due to age, or the pendulum s verge needs to be re-balanced. Check your nearest clock shop to have the clock re-balanced. This should solve your...

Antique Clocks: grandfather wall clock, seth thomas wall clock, straight teeth
seth thomas wall clock, straight teeth, clock on the wall: Hi Sandy, The weight hangs from a pulley on the weight cable. The weight cable winds around a drum inside the movement, and the other end of it attaches to the movement at some point. The cable must wind evenly in rows on the drum and not get tangled...

Antique Clocks: grandfather wont run, pendalum, pencil tip
pendalum, pencil tip, top hook: Hi Jack, I m not able to send a picture, but here is a description of the assembly: The way the pendulum hooks up is as follows: the top hook on the pendulum connects to a brass piece about 6 inches long (the pendulum leader ). The top of the...

Antique Clocks: grandmother clock /weight and chains, grandmother clock, clock works
grandmother clock, clock works, looks like a star: Hello again. The star gear is what the chain HAS to go on, so it doesnt slip off, this is where your problem is starting. So, your clock has been chiming the quarter hour, and NOT the hour it seems (the left weight controls the hourly strike, the middle...

Antique Clocks: grandmother clock, grandmother clock, half hour
grandmother clock, half hour, good luck: Hello Dotty. Very Simply. Move the hour hand to the hour, then carefully unscrew the nut off the hour hand, and then place it back on the face pointing to the half hour, then screw it back on. Move the hour hand forward and it should chime correctly. Hope...

Antique Clocks: granmother clock, grandmother clocks, tick tock
grandmother clocks, tick tock, escapement: Hello Odeia..... this is going to be hard to answer because all grandmother clocks mechanisms are diffrent, so the pendulums for them are also.... What your going to have to do is hang the pendulum back on its hook. Now, swing the pendulum and listen for a...

Antique Clocks: groaner style wood works, striking clock repair guide, chime clock repair
striking clock repair guide, chime clock repair, repairing and restoring pendulum clocks: Hi Don, I have rarely come across exploded views of particular clock movements, but there are books that provide excellent illustrations of various works. Information on wooden works clocks is less common. For general clock repair, I would recommend...

Antique Clocks: H. Welton & Co. clock - chime mechanism, sears roebuck co, diffrent models
sears roebuck co, diffrent models, clock chime: Hello Jon..... can you possibly take pics of the faceups, and even do some closeups, this would help greatly.... H. Welton (which is loooong out of buisness; they used to sell these clocks in Sears , back when it was called Sears & Roebuck Co. , ending around...

Antique Clocks: HAMILTON MANTEL CLOCK, mantel clock, clock shop
mantel clock, clock shop, time storage: Your clock has a date on the back brass plate with the year and month on mfg. Hermle quit putting the year of manufacture on the back of their clocks in 1988- buyers of clocks made by furniture companies like Howard Miller , etc were getting upset customers...

Antique Clocks: Hamiltom Mantel Clock, chime clocks, mantel clock
chime clocks, mantel clock, clock shops: Hello Rob. There really is no way to deactivate the chimes, unless the clock has a lever or a switch to deactivate it, but like you said, it doesnt. Unless you dont mind also not having the hourly and 1/2 hour chime, you can just not wind the chime and the...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton 31 day clock, day clock, o clock
day clock, o clock, close ups: Ok, this is what your going to need to do. I m gonna need to know what TYPE of rack and snail your clocks mechanism has in it. If you can get me pictures of the mechanism, and some close ups of the whole thing, that would be great. Send the pix to my alternate...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Clock, time train, keyholes
time train, keyholes, 6th day: Hello again...to keep a clock running well, they say to bring your clock to a professional every 5 years to have it cleaned, oiled, and in some cases rebushed (wheel holes re-done). Its just like giving a car a tune-up, except this is a clock, hehehe. Good...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Clock Model # 340-020, hourly chime, silent feature
hourly chime, silent feature, keeping time: Hello again Karen! I m glad you asked this question. Letting the springs wind down and not winding them for awhile could cause damage. As the clock ages, the oil and dirt on the clocks wheels and moving parts, collects (which is the reason they say to have...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Clock, pendulum, half hour
pendulum, half hour, clocks: Hello Barry.....very easily...take off the pendulum and lay the clock down flat. Put the clocks hand on the half hour, let it chime, and then very carefully, unscrew the nut thats holding the minute hand in place. Take it off, and then, place it back on the...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton clock, balance wheel, balance spring
balance wheel, balance spring, alteration in time: Hello again Don. Dont worry about lengthy follow-ups, I m hear to help, thats why I m a member on here. Now, according to what your telling me, it sounds like there could be a spring loose in the strike mechanism, or somethings not clicking, which could mean...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Mantel Clock, westminster chime, mantel clock
westminster chime, mantel clock, clock oil: Hello Don. You say the clock has not been serviced in over two decades. A mechanical driven clock should be serviced every 3-5 years. Your clock is probably overdue for an overhaul (full thorough cleansing and full oil job). You should really bring your clock...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Mantle Clock, westminster chime, mantle clock
westminster chime, mantle clock, delicate mechanisms: try here: http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/ClockChimeTunes.html seems to me the 1/4 hour chimes are correct--ie. 4 notes in decending order--any other problems with the chimes need to go back to the shop or CALL THEM! Adjustment...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Mantle clock--no strike, mantle clock, clock oil
mantle clock, clock oil, fly wheel: Hello Carol... It sounds like the strike mechanism of the clock is stuck and wont move, OR you just have to wind it up....try winding it, if that dont help at all, I d buy some clock oil, and oil every pivot that olds a wheel that interacts with the fly wheel;...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Mantle clock, mantle clock, balance wheel
mantle clock, balance wheel, wheel assembly: Hi Patrick, The 1050-020 movement has had two different balance assemblies. If your clock says West Germany I suspect that it is the older of the two. If so, it should have a vertical coil spring with a horizontal wheel suspended on it on the back...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Westminster Chimes Mantle Clock W/ Silencer, antique mantle clocks, mantle clock
antique mantle clocks, mantle clock, 12 oclock: Hello Nico....when you say the chimes are all out of whack, do u mean that, the quarter hours chime right, but just the hour is off? If this is the case, you can simply put the clock to the hour, stop the clock, gently take off the hour hands via the little...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Wheatland Clock, merritts antiques, clock supply
merritts antiques, clock supply, grandfather clock: Hi Dianna, Clock keys are available from any clock supply house, like Timesavers, Merritts Antiques or Empire Clock. The size of most modern grandfather clock keys is 4.0mm. Smaller clocks may take keys of different sizes. Commercial grade clock keys...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton wall clock, hamilton wall, screw head
hamilton wall, screw head, rod diameter: If the screw head is protruding from the block, a stout pair of vice-grips can be used to get it loosened. Grip the head with the slot perpendicular to the jaws. If it doesn t protrude, a screwdriver must be used with the blade ground parallel(not tapered)...

Antique Clocks: HERMLE Black Forest Clock 451-050H, black forest clock, clock materials
black forest clock, clock materials, clock oil: Hi LuAnn, The Hermle 451-050H does not have any method of adjusting the pinwheel relative to the chime hammer tails. The symptoms that you re describing sound like an older movement (15-20 years +) that is pretty much worn out. Other than wear to the...

Antique Clocks: Hermle 451-050 H Grandfather Clock, pencil tip, top hook
pencil tip, top hook, clock movement: Hi Kristin, You can get suspension springs from a clock materials house like Timesavers or Merritts Antiques. Make sure to get the correct size. The suspension spring hole end mounts on the suspension post by a screw or taper pin. The other end...

Antique Clocks: Hermle Wall Clock, o clock, wall clock
o clock, wall clock, hermle: Hi Joe, The winding hole on the left is for the hour strike, the center is for the time, and the right is for the quarter-hour chime. Note that all three springs must be wound all the way, as far as they will go, once a week. Some people do not want...

Antique Clocks: Hermle wall clock chime problem, tin alloy, little hammer
tin alloy, little hammer, clock chime: Hi Mario, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Coil gongs always sound different when replaced, even if they look the same. I would check with the clock repairer and find out if he was able to obtain an original replacement gong from the...

Antique Clocks: Herschede time strike requirements, time strike, practical reason
time strike, practical reason, snail: What requirement??? Who says? What movement? Your theory would be the only possible practical reason for keeping both operating IF indeed that is what would happen in a particular movement. Most movements have provision for either shutting off the strike or...

Antique Clocks: Hour Hand Disassembly, hand shaft, forefinger
hand shaft, forefinger, pliers: Hi Fred, The hour hand is a simple friction fit. You just pull it off, but avoid the use of tools or you may damage it. Sometimes on older clocks, when the hour hand has not been taken off for many years, it will have frozen on pretty tight. In these...

Antique Clocks: Howar Miller Mantel clock, howard miller clock, howard miller clock co
howard miller clock, howard miller clock co, mantel clock: Hello again...Hmm, the clock sounds like according to your description, like it was made around either the late 60 s, or the late 80s...and those shops wouldnt help you any....your best bet is to visit www.howardmiller.com, or www.howardmillerclocks.com (its...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller clock repair, howard miller clock repair, howard miller clock
howard miller clock repair, howard miller clock, mantel clock: Hello Langston. Yes, it probably just needs a thorough overhaul (mechanism taken apart, thoroughly cleaned and oiled), these usually dont cost too much, but yes, it sounds like it just needs a good cleaning, not a repair. Hope this helps and good luck...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, drive clock: Hi Judi, If this is a cable drive clock, winding the weight up all the way should not be a problem. If it is a chain drive, it s possible that the weight hooks on the chain are jammed into the holes in the seatboard that the movement sits on. If this...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller grandfathers clock, professional clock, dial frame
professional clock, dial frame, clockmaker: If I understand your question correctly, your clock s hour strike mechanism strikes only one time, no matter what the hour. (There is another related problem where the clock strikes the wrong number of times on the hour.) The strike mechanism on your clock...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Mantel Clock, howard miller mantel clock, howard miller clock
howard miller mantel clock, howard miller clock, howard miller clock co: Hello Shannon....usually, all clock companys that produce their own mechanisms, will at some time in the companys time, change the numbers and letters of the clocks serial numbers for alotted purpouses. This sounds like you may have a limited edition Howard...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller wall Clock, howard miller clocks, howard miller clock company
howard miller clocks, howard miller clock company, howard miller clock: Hello Gregory. The center winding arbor is for the quarter hour chime. All Howard Miller clocks that have 3 keyhole arbors, plays a 1/4 of a chime on the quarter hour, for example; 15(3)- one quarter, 30(6)- two quarters, 45(9)- three quarters, and 60(12)...

Antique Clocks: hamilton westminster chime mantle clock / w silencer, leaning tower of pisa, westminster chime
leaning tower of pisa, westminster chime, westminster movement: Hi Brett! Let s see. Anything you could have missed? Yea, possibly quite a bit. Since it s a Hamilton, I m guessing the clock is running a German-Made Hermle Westminster Movement. My first thought is that your clock is out of beat. You see, your pendulum...

Antique Clocks: hermle wall clock does not strike hour, wall clock, hermle
wall clock, hermle, three keys: Hi Jane, Clocks very frequently develop minor adjustment and setup problems when being transported. The cable could be tangled on its drum, or the strike mechanism could be jammed in mid-strike. Make sure you that you also check for a strike shutoff...

Antique Clocks: hour and 1/2 hour chime reversed, antique clocks, correct time
antique clocks, correct time, wall clock: Hi Jonathan, There are some variations between clocks in the way to correct this problem, so you have to be careful and not force anything. Some antique clocks have a small wire which hangs down from behind the dial on the left side of the clock....

Antique Clocks: put up hour tubes, vienna clocks, vienna regulator
vienna clocks, vienna regulator, alternate email: Hello Mary.... alot of Vienna clocks were made diffrently. Some had the weight (the hour tubes) connected to a hook and it was attached, and some were able to come right off...yours may have fallen off. Can you send me pics of the clock, the insides, the holder...

Antique Clocks: Identification of Grandfather clocks, grandfather clocks, local library
grandfather clocks, local library, model number: Hello Larry. The only way to identify a clock is to see what company made it and get in touch with them and they will ask you questions like the color, the shape, and so forth. In other cases, you can identify a clock by the serial number and model number...

Antique Clocks: Ingraham Clock #3, mantel clocks, antique clocks
mantel clocks, antique clocks, clock shop: Sometimes its difficult to find the original model names for antique clocks. Most of the original labels have deteriorated. We have books that ID them also but all models are not included. The brown clock is a mission style. The original Ingraham movements...

Antique Clocks: Inherited Grandfather Clock, antique grandfather clock, london ring
antique grandfather clock, london ring, clock company: Hello Lorraine! John Thomas London, actually sounds really familiar, but its not ringing a clear enough bell for me, lol. But what I can tell you is that, the clock has to have been made by a late clock company that existed in London at one time...the...

Antique Clocks: Junghans mantle clock, mantle clock, clock store
mantle clock, clock store, antique malls: Hi Lisa, Even though you have provided a model # I don t have a way to cross reference that model number with a key size. Keys should be available at local clock stores but if you don t have a local clock store many Antique Malls carry these keys. In either...

Antique Clocks: Junghans movement - losing time., mantle clock, cleanup job
mantle clock, cleanup job, pendulums: Hello Jeffrey. The only way to make it go faster, or slower is to move the pendulums bob up, or down, by means of a nut on the bottom of the pendulum, but you ve already tried that. It sounds like your clock is ready for a cleanup job (overhauled; taken apart,...

Antique Clocks: Junghans replacement pendulum, merritts antiques, pendulum length
merritts antiques, pendulum length, mantle clocks: Hi Linda, Replacing a missing pendulum can be difficult. Clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques have replacement pendulums for European clocks. There are three factors to consider: The pendulum top attachment, the overall pendulum...

Antique Clocks: Junghans striking strange, jaw pliers, spinning wheel
jaw pliers, spinning wheel, mechanical noise: You say you can do some repairs so I will assume some steps will be obvious to you. If you remove the movement dial assembly and trip the strike you will see at the top of the movement a spinning wheel with a flat brass fan . Junghans used a...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall Clock, ray fanchamps, wall clock
ray fanchamps, wall clock, junghans: As my profile explains, I m not a collector so my expertise is primarily in repair. Direct your question to Ray Fanchamps, he can help with identification questions but no appraisals. I can tell you that identification on many European clocks can be difficult...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall Clock chime, clock chime, hourly chime
clock chime, hourly chime, wall clock: Hello Dave..... ok...stop the pendulum on your clock (so the hands dont move anymore)and move it till it chimes the hour. Very CAREFULLY take off the hour hand, and position it to the 12 . Once the hand is fastened back on, move it to the half hour. If its...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall clock ID, clock id, ray fanchamps
clock id, ray fanchamps, case movement: Heath Whilst there are many guides that identify US clocks there are few that ID European clocks. I cannot find your model in the books I have but I suspect you are correct on both counts, Helvetia as a model name and the case numbers as case serial numbers....

Antique Clocks: Junghans, mantle clock, junghans clocks
mantle clock, junghans clocks, what this means: Hello John....Junghans has been out of buisness for quite some time now, so all junghans clocks that have been kept in shape, are usually worth alot. Now, as for going about the description of your clock. I cannot tell you what the inscriptions means (they...

Antique Clocks: jauch time piece running slow, westminster chime clock, clock company
westminster chime clock, clock company, adjustment screw: Hello Dave....Jauch time pieces are very expensive, rare clocks. They have mechanisms that no other clock company uses, or makes. Unfortuantely, the only way for it to keep good time again, is your gonna have to bring it to a clocksmith, and they need to clean...

Antique Clocks: jughans & Kindo clock- battery, clock supply, aa batteries
clock supply, aa batteries, clock battery: Hi Phil, I don t know the reason why your clock would run so fast. The battery converter ought to work. Removing one of the batteries is unlikely to make any difference. Horolovar batteries are available from clock supply houses. I would suggest getting...

Antique Clocks: junghans, wurtemburg, main spring
wurtemburg, main spring, mainspring: Hello Heidi. No, your mainspring is probably not weak, its probably still strong. Your problem is that your pendulums suspension verge is out of balance, which is why it is not running one you put the pendulum on. Just bring your clock into a clockshop and...

Antique Clocks: junghans mantle clock, mantle clock, junghans
mantle clock, junghans, chimes: Hello Andrew....Theres either a bar on the chimes in the back holding the hammer from striking the gong/bars, a lever on the face for chime selection, or a lever somewhere on the clocks body to turn them on, or off...if this is not the case, get back to me...

Antique Clocks: Kauthe Clock, ridgeway clock company, mantle clock
ridgeway clock company, mantle clock, rich thanks: Hello again Tess. Are you sure you dont mean, Mauthe , ? Because I have had heard of people confusing Kauthe (which is a whole other company that does not deal with clocks) with Mauthe . Anywho, the Mauthe clock company went out of buisness, I believe...

Antique Clocks: Keeps time but doesn't chime, clock movement, vertical wires
clock movement, vertical wires, straight row: Hi Mike, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. There are so many causes of a clock s failure to chime, that I can only give you a brief summary of the most common. Please note that right and left always mean as you re looking at the clock,...

Antique Clocks: Kerosene to lubricate antique clocks, hapy new year, clock mechanism
hapy new year, clock mechanism, brass clock: Hello Larry....Quite an interesting question you have here...I ve never heard about this, but luckily my father is a general contractor and I know a little bit about dangerous fumes, lol. In the olden days, when and if this was done, they probably did not...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle Wall Clock, westminster chimes, wall clock
westminster chimes, wall clock, kienzle: Hello Phil. I ve honestly never heard of a clock doing that. Its usually the chimes first, then the hourly ring. If the clock is running fine and the chimes are working (but backwards) then I wouldnt really worry about it, except your going to have a clock...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle Wall Clock, cotter pin, clock chime
cotter pin, clock chime, wall clock: Ron, Any more questions, and Al and I are going to have to put you on our Christmas Card List! Just so you know, you can shake it as hard as you want, but I guarantee no cash will drop out! This is a fairly common problem. I think the first thing you...

Antique Clocks: King Arthur Grandmother's Clock, king arthur, pendulum
king arthur, pendulum, anomalies: Hello Joe.... Your clock sounds long overdue for an overhaul. Bring it to your local clockshop, have them, clean and oil up the mechanism, it should be good as new. As far as the middle weight decsending faster, it eventually catches up to the other weights...

Antique Clocks: Lauffer mantle clock, mantle clock, lauffer
mantle clock, lauffer, brass plates: first probability is the movement needs cleaning and oiling. Maybe oiling would get it chiming again. Other problems could be involved- but much more remote possiblility. Light oil on the front and back end of the steel shafts where they pass thru the brass...

Antique Clocks: Linden German mantel Clock, mantel clock, winding wind
mantel clock, winding wind, day clock: Hi Linda, This problem is not related to winding. Wind the clock fully, as far it will go, on all winding arbors, every week for an 8-day clock, Monthly for a 30 or 31-day clock, daily for a 30-hour clock. If the gong strikes the wrong number of...

Antique Clocks: Loads of ANTIQUE clocks- No idea of worth, seth thomas wall clocks, worth alot
seth thomas wall clocks, worth alot, antique clocks: Hello Christy. Wow, it would be really hard to tell you the worth of these clocks, I would have to personally look at each one individually inside and out to tell you. I will tell you though, Sessions and Seth Thomas clocks, especially the older ones, are...

Antique Clocks: Longcase clock - weights, correct weights, modern clock
correct weights, modern clock, bell strike: Hello Sigmon, I don t know if your clock is a modern clock (post-WWII, more or less), or an antique or semi-antique (75 or 100 years or more old). If it is a modern clock, I can probably provide weight specifications if you send me the identification...

Antique Clocks: Looking for a specific clock, metal hands, mark duncan
metal hands, mark duncan, tea kettle: Hi Mark, Your question is a little out of my range of expertise, as my specialty is repair rather than collecting, but I ll try to answer it as best I can. Clock styles and models change very rapidly, so a clock from the 60 s is going to be tough...

Antique Clocks: Loose hands, loose hands, taper pin
loose hands, taper pin, clock repair: Hi Joline, Before I answer your question, I should mention that your clock repair may be guaranteed, and if you work on it yourself, you may be in danger of voiding the guarantee. If there is a guarantee on the repair, I would contact the original repairer...

Antique Clocks: Lovely Elgin Anniversary Clock, pendulum assembly, pendulum movement
pendulum assembly, pendulum movement, merritts antiques: Hi Aretta, Unfortunately, there are no repairable parts in battery anniversary movements. You should make sure that you have a fresh alkaline battery, that it is mounted in the right direction, and that there is no chime shut-off switch which may be...

Antique Clocks: lauffer mantle clock ser. 044277, pendulum swings, mantle clock
pendulum swings, mantle clock, mantel clock: chris;. The sound of the ticking must sound even or balanced on either side. Not over-swinging one side or the other. If it is not sounding even, then push with your hand the top third of the pendulum over to the side that has the excessive overswing....

Antique Clocks: lenz kirk clock does not chime on half hour, pendulum clock, clock tools
pendulum clock, clock tools, little space: Hello Ed. Theres a part in the mechanism thats called a rack and snail , and what this does is regulate the hourly and half hour strike, and also regulates how many times the clock will strike on the hour. Theres a little space for the back of the rack ...

Antique Clocks: linden wind up clock, linden clocks, koo koo clocks
linden clocks, koo koo clocks, electric clocks: Dave....Hi. Like our resume stated, we specialize mainly in American Made Electric clocks, and not in foriegn made clocks or movements. That s what you have. I can t guarantee my answer is complete, but perhaps one of the other experts on this site can...

Antique Clocks: longcase clock date disc, hand pipe, thanks for your help
hand pipe, thanks for your help, longcase clock: not sure what a strike disc behind the face is. 2X daily is correct - round calendar disk should have 62 teeth on it driven 2X a day by one pin on the hour hand pipe . pin maybe bent so it engages too deeply- the spring finger that holds the edge of...

Antique Clocks: Revere Clock Restoration, aluminum model, reduction gears
aluminum model, reduction gears, type b2: Tony, Believe me! I have worked on so many Reveres, I have actually lost count. Despite this, I am sure I have only scratched the surface of all the different models Revere actually made. There have been some models like the R-913 and R-935 where dozens...

Antique Clocks: loose clock hands, clock hands, small pliers
clock hands, small pliers, taper pin: Hi Carolyn, You didn t tell me which hand, but it sounds like it s the hour hand. The hour hand is a simple press fit on its shaft. If it s loose, you would push it on a bit farther to tighten it. However, if you have to push it back to the point where...

Antique Clocks: very loose hour hand, seth thomas, brass pipe
seth thomas, brass pipe, hand move: It sounds as if the hour hand has no separation from the minute hand on the hands shaft. In other words, the minute hand is dragging the hour hand with it. Be sure that the hour hand is pressed on sufficiently to avoid contact with the minute hand hub ....

Antique Clocks: loose second hand, mantle clock, plyers
mantle clock, plyers, charlene: Hello Charlene. You can tighten the second hand very easily. Take the second hand off the clocks shaft, and with a pair of plyers, VERY carefully, just kinda squeeze the metal circle (the part that slips onto the shaft ) together more, but very slightly,...

Antique Clocks: losing time, mantle clock, clockmaker
mantle clock, clockmaker, rewinding: Hi Lorraine, It s very unusual for a clock to lose time for a period, and then not lose anymore. First, make sure that you wind all the winding holes all the way as far as they will go. Make sure the nut that holds the minute hand on is screwed on tight....

Antique Clocks: MANTLE CLOCK, pendulum length, mantle clock
pendulum length, mantle clock, horizontal shaft: Hi Ron, First, I ll assume that you have the correct/original pendulum suspension wire on your clock. If it has been replaced by one that is too short, your clock will run fast. The front key adjustment system sometimes does not work correctly due...

Antique Clocks: Main timing wheel Emperor Clock Model 100M, emperor clock, clock chain
emperor clock, clock chain, chain wheels: no such wheel on a clock called a main wheel Chain driven modern GF clocks have 3 chain wheels --one for the time train one for the chime train and one for the strike train--center-right and left as you face the clock- chain wheels look like this: http://www.clock-keys.com/CART/images/20679.JPG...

Antique Clocks: Manross 6-day mantel clock, mantel clock, clock shop
mantel clock, clock shop, shimming: Keep after the clock shop to fix it. When it fails to run for you - leave it that way and call them to come back and look at it. It is up to them to guarantee their work- settle for nothing less! But let them see it when it is not working. let me know how...

Antique Clocks: Mantel Clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, mantel clock: Hi Nick, There are a few replacement motors, rotors and coils available for electric clocks of this vintage, but many are obsolete. You should check with clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques and see what is available. Their...

Antique Clocks: Mantle Clock Does Not Chime, mantle clock, clock shops
mantle clock, clock shops, inche: Hello again...The only thing I can say, is go to a few diffrent search engines online and see what information you can get; it definetely sounds german though, so, theirs some info right there! You can also call around to your local clock shops. Hope all goes...

Antique Clocks: Mauthe Wall clock, sprocket wheels, wall clock
sprocket wheels, wall clock, mauthe: Hi Whitney, Only one picture came to me with your question, the Clock Bottom. It s a little hard to tell from the picture, but it looks as if there are three chains. If so, your clock is a quarter-hour chime. If there are three chains, it looks like...

Antique Clocks: Mechanical Clock Movement Packages, merritts antiques, pendulum length
merritts antiques, pendulum length, clock supply: Hi Charlie, Hermle movements are available in numerous pendulum lengths. Hermle measures their pendulum length in centimeters from the suspension post to the tip of the regulating unit, so this includes the length of the suspension spring and leader,...

Antique Clocks: Mid 50's kitchen clock - dangerous?, clock repair shop, ground fault breakers
clock repair shop, ground fault breakers, scare tactic: Fiction. Sounds like a myth/scare tactic for selling service to me--ALSO Older Lux clocks are quite collectable- perhaps these will be too. I would not know what to do to tune up electric calendar wheels unless they are simply in need of cleaning and...

Antique Clocks: Mission Wall Clock -, clock company, wall clock
clock company, wall clock, manufacturing company: Hello Michael! .... Mission wall clocks, especially the older ones are VERY hard to come by, so you got lucky! Unfortuantely, the only information I CAN give you is the fact that, that clock company went out of buisness awhile ago...the good news is though,...

Antique Clocks: MOON DIAL ON RIDGEWAY CLOCK, moon dial, agear
moon dial, agear, grandfather clocks: Hello Abe. Ok, all moondials in grandfather clocks are meant to tell the actual moonphase for that night, they also move VERY slowly. Your moondial is probably working, its just that you dont see it moving, cause its supposed to move about 3/4 s of an inch...

Antique Clocks: Montgomery wards keywind clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, day clocks: Hi Winston, Parts for 400-Day clocks are available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. The standard work on 400-Day clocks is the the 400-Day Clock Repair Guide by Terwilliger. You didn t mention what parts are...

Antique Clocks: Moving a grandmother clock, grandmother clock, pendulum
grandmother clock, pendulum, screwdriver: Hello Jennifer... ok , what your gonna have to do, is, remove the weights and the pendulum, CAREFULLY, and pack them carefuly as well. Just take caution in moving the clock itself, cause you really cant take it apart, otherwise that would be a whole diffrent...

Antique Clocks: mantel clock, sessions clock, mantel clock
sessions clock, mantel clock, modern clocks: Hi Sue, Correcting the minute hand on the antique Sessions clock can be a rather difficult operation. First, check the hand itself. Make sure it is not bent. Then remove the hand nut or taper pin and washer that holds the minute hand onto its shaft....

Antique Clocks: mantel clock, mantel clock, worn bearings
mantel clock, worn bearings, professional clock: Hi Sue, First, make sure that both winding arbors are wound fully. as far as they will go. If the clock runs as long as a couple hours without stopping, leveling or setting the beat is probably not the problem. Also check the hands to make sure that...

Antique Clocks: mantel clock, pendulum clock, mantel clock
pendulum clock, mantel clock, clock mechanism: Theresa : the front or back of the clock mechanism itself may have a clue to the maker of the mechanism- which may or may not be the maker of the case. Access to the mechanism may require dial removal or such--or deft use of a mirror and flashlight-...

Antique Clocks: mantle clock repair, mantle clock, deceased mother
mantle clock, deceased mother, brass plates: Hello Bill....ok, try moving then hour hand to the correct hour its chiming. If that does not work, the rack and snail of the movement is sticking and you may need to have the movement overhauled and oiled by a clocksmith. Hope this helps! Good luck...

Antique Clocks: mantle clock stop after repair, gustav becker, mantle clock
gustav becker, mantle clock, ray fanchamps: The most common problem after repair is the clock is out of beat . You should set up the clock on a known level surface, start the pendulum and listen to the tick. For the clock to run you need a nice even sounding beat. Rather than go into detail I have...

Antique Clocks: mauthe mantel clock, mantel clock, hourly chime
mantel clock, hourly chime, clock tick: Hello Cheryl.... Clock that have 3-holes on the face, means that not only does the clock have an hourly/half hourly chime, but it plays a sequence of a tone on the 1/4 hour as well. And yes you can run the clock without the chimes and tone. In most cases,...

Antique Clocks: moving a clock, anniversary clocks, anniversary clock
anniversary clocks, anniversary clock, day clocks: Hi Dale, 400-Day (Anniversary) clocks are extremely fragile. It is critical that the suspension wire (the long silver-colored wire that the globe hangs on) not be bent, twisted or kinked in any way. Many 400-Day clocks have a lever on the base...

Antique Clocks: moving a mantle clock, antique mantle clock, spiral coil
antique mantle clock, spiral coil, clock case: Hi Carole, Preparing a mantle clock for moving is not difficult. First, you must remove the pendulum. Grasp the pendulum near the hook at the top, and with your other hand hold the part that the pendulum hooks onto, so that it does not get pushed in any direction...

Antique Clocks: Name that Clock, bell clock, clock strikes
bell clock, clock strikes, ships bell: Catherine, Hi! First, sorry about the slow response. It appears we have not been getting email informing us questions are pending. Wow! I think that question should be on Jeopardy! Your description sounds almost like what a ships bell clock would do,...

Antique Clocks: need help, day clocks, clcok
day clocks, clcok, wall clock: Hello Eric.....yes, you are right; ALL Korean made 31 day clocks are cheapies (no offense to the Korean) BUT, some do like nice, and some, well, look cheap and tacky. It sounds like there could be a glitch in the catch wheel, that interferes with the actual...

Antique Clocks: need suspension spring for Ingraham mantle clock, mantle clock, american clocks
mantle clock, american clocks, productid: John -- if you have the old parts it is easy if not - see a professional - I also have no clue what the Adrian had for a suspension spring-- most old American clocks used what is called a suspension feather cut to the right length and shaped to fit. see:...

Antique Clocks: new clock purchase, pendulum assembly, pendulum bob
pendulum assembly, pendulum bob, mr saunders: not sure what glass you took out - but ears front or back both will work, although the polished side of the pendulum bob might be facing out if it has a polished side. the leader from the top back of the movement should end in a piece of flat stock with a...

Antique Clocks: OLDER PENDULUM CLOCK, pendulum clock, battery clocks
pendulum clock, battery clocks, decorative emblem: Hello Sandy!..... Ok, what you want to do, is wind the clock up all the way, hang up the clock on the wall, THEN attach the pendulum. When you first swing the pendulum, push it as far left, or right as it will go, and then let it go. This should get it into...

Antique Clocks: How Old, seth thomas, goodwill store
seth thomas, goodwill store, detective work: Bill, The eye thing, boy don t I know that! There was a time I could count the hairs on a flys back. Now I can t even count my own fingers without readers. Well, the fact you have an owners manual indicates you don t have a turn-of-the-20th century...

Antique Clocks: Old Mantle Clock, mantle clock, day clock
mantle clock, day clock, seth thomas: Hello Linda...wow, god bless your greatgrand mother...musta lived her life really well. And as for the clock, it sounds really old, lol. It sounds like it could be an Ansonia , Waterbury , or a Seth Thomas ...is there a chance you can send me a pic of the...

Antique Clocks: Overwound 8-day clock?, mantle clock, day clock
mantle clock, day clock, reverse painting: Hello Holly! Ok, as far as my knowledge goes, if your right, and its 19th century, its probably a a 30 day (one day) clock....someone might have replaced the original paper with that of another clock. This is the only explanation I can offer you, and the only...

Antique Clocks: old clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, clock motors: Hi John, Electric clock motors are a real problem. Most of them are obsolete and no longer available. There are a few available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. The information you ve listed about the motor does not...

Antique Clocks: very old clock, old clock, day clock
old clock, day clock, fancy border: Hello again Anita....yes, I can do that. I will need pictures of all 4 sides, NOT including a close up of the face, a closeup of the inside of the clock (exposing the mechanism), and a picture of key ( if its a windup, which I m assuming...)...send the pictures...

Antique Clocks: old family mantel clock, mantel clock, clock repairman
mantel clock, clock repairman, 100 years: I m with you, Barry- makes no sense to me. Probably the local person did not want to get involved either because he did not have the knowledge to fix it or figured he could not charge enough to make it worth his while. I know of no mantel clock 100 years...

Antique Clocks: old pendulam banjo wall clock, furniture cleaner, pendulam
furniture cleaner, pendulam, old clock: do NOT refinish it - this product is my first choice: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Life-Masque-Antique-Furniture-Cleaner_W0QQitemZ170155279340QQihZ007QQcategoryZ20606QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem Or second choice:go to the store (grocery or hardware)and...

Antique Clocks: old Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas wall clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas wall clock, seth thomas clock, clock supply: rec,d photos. The dial and movement are modern (10-20 years old, tops)made by Hermle in Germany and would be so marked on the back plate of the mechanism itself. The case looks older, but the photos are blurred and I can not be sure. Are those Phillips head...

Antique Clocks: old Seth Thomas clock, seth thomas clock, mantle clocks
seth thomas clock, mantle clocks, tick sound: Hi Mary, Your clock s pendulum is probably either out of beat or connected incorrectly. First, wind both keys all the way, as far as they will go. Place the clock on a level surface. Take a look at the pendulum from the back of the clock. The pendulum...

Antique Clocks: old wind up pendulam banjo wall clock, pendulam, old clock
pendulam, old clock, paper labels: normally the dail is marked somehow--maker name etc. sometimes paper labels inside bottom door or back of clock and as a last resort on the brass mechanism itself-remove hands and dial and peek--It DOES look old (100+ years at least) and would be a valuable...

Antique Clocks: overwound clock, pendelum, clock shop
pendelum, clock shop, wall clock: Hello Glenn. It is impossible to overwind a clock, its just a horological myth, ;-) . Also, it sounds like maybe the clocks pendulum verge is not balanced, which is why maybe the pendulum is not going. Go to a clock shop and ask them to balance out the pendulums...

Antique Clocks: PENDELU M, clock position, pendelum
clock position, pendelum, five bars: First of all the pendulum is the time keeper of the clock. Try not to twist it at all. Moving the round portion or the bob up or down allows the clock to gain or lose time. There should be a regulating nut underneath the bob for the purpose. Twisting it...

Antique Clocks: Placement of chimes, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, collectible clock: Hi Sheila, This is a 9-tubular chime clock. If we are talking about the same clock, the chimes are large, hollow, chrome tubes bigger around than a broomstick. From left to right (as you are looking at the clock, NOT the clock s left and right!) the...

Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, modern clocks: Hi Sylvain, The small hole is used to regulate the timekeeping of the clock. You turn it in small amounts to make the clock go faster or slower. Double-ended keys are available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques....

Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, american clock company, mantle clock
american clock company, mantle clock, old clock: Hello LaManza.... The Plymouth clock was a model made from the American clock company Seth Thomas . It is an American made clock, and their based out of Conneticut. I really cant remember when they started making it, but I do know it was a limited edition...

Antique Clocks: Plymouth clock, clock repair shop, mantle clock
clock repair shop, mantle clock, pendulum swing: clock is worth 5x more to you than anyone would ever give you for it. the time keeping is easily adjustable and the pendulum swing is also so that no propping would be necessary. Grandma had it about 6-7 years. Was a discount brand made by Seth Thomas briefly-...

Antique Clocks: Plymouth Mantel Clock, mantle clocks, mantel clock
mantle clocks, mantel clock, tick sound: Your clock is most likely out of beat. When a clock runs only a few minutes and stops, the cause is most often that the pendulum is out of beat. First, make sure that both mainsprings are wound all the way, as far as they will go. With the clock sitting...

Antique Clocks: Problem with setting chimes on battery operated clock, chimes, prolly
chimes, prolly, ouch: Hello again...wow, lol, you ve almost got me stumped, but I still will try to help you....ok, when you press these buttons, there supposed to set the chimes it sounds like.... any chance you can send me a pic of this clock and the part with the buttons on...

Antique Clocks: pendulum clock stops, pendulum clock, clock case
pendulum clock, clock case, wall clock: John: Next time just stop the pendulum from swinging instead of removing it! You probably slightly bent a component of the escapement when re-hanging the pendulum. Your repair shop was noting some pivot wear needing bushings. But you are quite correct,...

Antique Clocks: pendulum pin, small pliers, taper pin
small pliers, taper pin, serrated teeth: Hi Rod, The thin bit of metal held in the pendulum post is called the Suspension Spring. The pin that holds it in is a Taper Pin. As its name indicates, the pin can only be removed by pulling it out in ONE direction. Look closely at the pin and try to determine...

Antique Clocks: pendulum stops, seth thomas, hello jim
seth thomas, hello jim, wind blow: Hello Jim....any kind of slight wind, or pressure can make a pendulum in a mechanically driven (keywound, or weight powered) clock, so, yes, the a/c could very well be causing your pendulum to keep stopping. Either alter the a/c s wind blow so its not hitting...

Antique Clocks: pendulum wont stay moving, tick tock, ray fanchamps
tick tock, ray fanchamps, ebay: It would be helpful to know more specifics about the clock or a picture. Any manufacturers name and numbers etc. eBay is a great resource for collectible items but there are two problems that can occur. 1. A description that the clock runs may...

Antique Clocks: porcelin dial problem, seth thomas clock, dry film lubricant
seth thomas clock, dry film lubricant, clock mechanisms: Nick, thanks for the reply. I learned something- I would not have thought it would evaporate so fast. Thanks. I said: you were stupid before getting it on the dial if you were using it on the insides . As it pleasanly turns out you were not using it on...

Antique Clocks: pot metal case repair, lead melting point, pot metal
lead melting point, pot metal, internal corrosion: In order to properly understand what you are dealing with here, I m copying a description from Wikipedia- --------------------------------------------------- Pot metal refers to an alloy of inexpensive, low-melting point metals used to make fast, inexpensive...

Antique Clocks: problem with chimes, mantle clock, wrong number
mantle clock, wrong number, problem thanks: Hi Vicki, 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 hour...

Antique Clocks: problem with the dongs, dongs, happy holiday
dongs, happy holiday, good luck: Hello Gail. Your probably doing nothing wrong. Just simply and carefully remove the nut holding the minute hand in place, and take it off the face. Then, remove the hour hand, and place it back on the correct hour, then fasten the minute hand back on where...

Antique Clocks: Rack Clock, pendulum, verge
pendulum, verge, gum: Hello Bob... Those kind of clocks are rare, and if its a good condtion, I d say its worth repairing. And as to why it doesnt work, could be ALOT of things....un-balanced verge, oil gum up, a bad gear...could be a bunch of things. I d bring it in to a clockshop;...

Antique Clocks: Regulator 31 Day Chime Way Off, schoolhouse wall, clock shop
schoolhouse wall, clock shop, that would make sense: Its ok Rhonda, dont fret too much about it,lol. Yes, it simply comes off from the screws, and set the hands to a familiar time so you know what time to put the hands back on when putting it bck together. Make sure the clock is OFF the wall, and before doing...

Antique Clocks: Regulator battery wall clock, wall clock, chimes
wall clock, chimes, good luck: Hello Thomas...if its a battery movement, the hands can be easily removed so you can set them to whatever the hour is that its chiming. Simply unscrew the nut of the minute hand, then, the hour hand should pop right off...put the hour and to whatever hour...

Antique Clocks: Regulator Pendulum Wall Clock stopped working, zeeland michigan, tick tock
zeeland michigan, tick tock, vice grip: Hello Jeanie....Just for future fyi, donty ever let someone tell you that you can overwind a clock; its not possible, unless your using a vice grip or a power tool to wind it! lol...anyways, when you wound the clock, did you happen to tip the clock a lil bit...

Antique Clocks: Removing hour hand, diffrent kinds, john kent
diffrent kinds, john kent, wall clock: Hello Steve. There are MANY diffrent kinds of mechanisms.....I wouldn t be able to tell you off the bat how to re-attach it, BUT, if you can send me a picture of the mechanism, and the part that your trying to re-attach, I can help you further. You can send...

Antique Clocks: Revere antique electric clock, electric clocks, bearer of bad news
electric clocks, bearer of bad news, electric clock: Hello again Kay! I get this question alot....asking if what someone wants to do, is worth it. Well, I tell this to all my readers; if its of sentimental value to you,or any kind of value to you, and you love it, go ahead and do it! Sometimes, price value doesnt...

Antique Clocks: Revere Clock, mantel clock, definate answer
mantel clock, definate answer, white paint: Donna....Unless I missed it, I didn t get a forwarded email from Al with any pictures on it. So I m guessing he didn t get it either. If you want, you can resend them to me directly at Roy2ohio@aol.com. I can remove paint off of just about any clock...

Antique Clocks: Revere Dual-Chime Clock, chime clocks, electric clocks
chime clocks, electric clocks, clock company: Hi Again Terry! Dual-Chime clocks are highly sought after by collectors in just about any condition. Naturally, the fancier the clock, the more money it s worth. A clock like that needs to go up on Ebay, especially this time of year. That s where you...

Antique Clocks: Revere Grandmother Colock Dial, grandmother clock, mantle clocks
grandmother clock, mantle clocks, paper reproduction: John.....The clock dial or clock face are the same thing. Like I said, those dials (faces) were metal, and each unique to the clock. There are no aftermarket reproductions made for the Reveres. There are also no (as far as I know) paper dials made that...

Antique Clocks: Revere Telechron Clock--hands slipping, clock hands, telechron
clock hands, telechron, revere: Hello Steve...on the hands, where it goes onto the clock itself, there should be a little round metal piece with sides to it...just CAREFULLY push the metal a little bit towards the center, until its tight enough to stay on the clock. Do the same for the second...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway 2129 Pendulum, pendulum arm, grandfather clock
pendulum arm, grandfather clock, urgos: Joe: The top of the arm? You mean the opposite end from the round disk? The clock doesn t care if that part is straight and if it is the top- you can t even see after hanging on a Grandfather clock anyway. This is the brass upper part that has the hook...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway 2129 Pendulum, pendulum arm, clock dealers
pendulum arm, clock dealers, seth thomas: Hello Joe....Actually, yes....visit your local clock shop, they have books on clock dealers and all the merchandise and replacement parts for that company (i.e- Howard Miller, Ridgeway, Seth Thomas, Waterbury, Black Forest, etc etc) and they will help you...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway Clock, phone call, nah
phone call, nah, good luck: Hello Terry....Hmm, very unusual question...I guess next time your winding a clock and the phone rings, tell them to hold on! , lol...nah, just kidding. Anyways, it sounds like the key might have gotten caught on one of the hands as the hands rotated around...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway clock, mechanical clocks, pointed instrument
mechanical clocks, pointed instrument, square hole: Hi Rick, My answer assumes that you have a mechanical (wind-up) clock, not an electronic. Nearly all modern mechanical clocks have a minute hand with a bushing which is adjustable. At the center of the minute hand you will notice that the circular...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway Grandfather ,3 weight cable, remidy, fragile hope
remidy, fragile hope, 7minutes: Ok, I m gonna try to explain this the best way I can cause its complicated to explain. That polygram nut, is moveable, but its gonna take a pair of plyers and a tight grip. Move the polygram nut whichever way it will go to be on the correct time BUT be carefull...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock #122, sessions mantle clock, professional clock
sessions mantle clock, professional clock, critical adjustments: Hi Mo, These are two unrelated problems. To correct the hour strike see my answer to Walt - 1915 Sessions Mantle Clock Chimes. Although this is a different clock from yours, the method is the same. If the pendulum stops swinging when the clock...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway hour chime question, ridgeway grandfather clock, professional clock
ridgeway grandfather clock, professional clock, westminster chime: Hi Todd, I think you mean that the rack hook is not being lifted high enough. The rack doesn t lift to strike, it drops down onto the snail. If the rack hook is not lifting high enough, it will not let the rack (the part with the row of teeth)...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway w/ moon phase, ridgeway grandfather clock, circular saw blade
ridgeway grandfather clock, circular saw blade, moon dial: Hi Jeff, Before I answer your question, I d like to give you a method of avoiding such problems. It is always best to stop the pendulum if you re going to be away longer than the clock will keep running. This way the clock won t run down and cause problems...

Antique Clocks: Rigeway grandfather clock, grandfather clock, good luck
grandfather clock, good luck, few minutes: Hello Lisa. Your clock sounds like its beat is irregular, and needs to be re-balanced, thus the clock stops after a few minutes. Your going to have to have your clock overhauled too (thoroughly cleaned and oield) for it to tick as loud as it did. Hope this...

Antique Clocks: recovering bellow tops, cuckoo clocks, cuckoo clock
cuckoo clocks, cuckoo clock, clock case: Hello Doug. About your bellow tops, this is normal. It takes time for the creases to reeeeeeeaallly crease in so they go down and sound right. You can glue a quarter or two on top of the bellow to add some weight so it goes down faster (I ve done it), it will...

Antique Clocks: reliable clock repair, clocksmiths, clock collectors
clocksmiths, clock collectors, clock repair: Hello again Kevin, nice to hear from you again. Honestly, the only clock repairers I know are the ones in my area (Ocean Co. NJ) BUT, you can go to www.nawcc.org, SOMEBODY will be able to help you on there to find reliable clocksmiths in your area. Otherwise,...

Antique Clocks: replacement glass for wall clock, westminster chime, clock measures
westminster chime, clock measures, wall clock: Hello Dixon.... Yes I can help you....visit www.merttitts.com, or www.merrittsantiques.com, they sell glass for clock domes, clock faces, wooden cases for clocks that have glass (which would be for you), and so such....hope this works out for you...good luck!...

Antique Clocks: resetting striking sequence, modern clocks, antique clocks
modern clocks, antique clocks, chime: Hi Heather, This depends on the clock. For antique clocks, the safe method is to turn the minute hand forward only, stopping at each chime point to let it chime. For modern clocks, you can sometimes turn the chime lever to silent , then turn the...

Antique Clocks: revere chiming clock, chiming clock, right off the bat
chiming clock, right off the bat, revere: Hello Nancy. She had the same model that I have in my collection, thats how I was able to tell her right off the bat the value. If you can send me a picture of the clock, and its insides, AND a close up of the cord, I will be able to give you an estimate....

Antique Clocks: revere clock, mantel clock, cosmetic condition
mantel clock, cosmetic condition, question thanks: hello again Karen...yea, its fine, it wont start a fire. And as of the price , or value of your clock; if its in good cosmetic condition, its worth around, maybye 50, 70 dollars...I have the same clock in my collection as a matter of fact, lol....hope this...

Antique Clocks: ringer, ithaca calendar clock, fan blade
ithaca calendar clock, fan blade, ringer: This is caused when the govenor fan blade that should control the speed of the striking is slipping on it s arbor. It should be a snug friction fit. The govenor (top left side of the movement) should be removed from the mechanism and the fan blade slipped...

Antique Clocks: running fast, error note, wall clock
error note, wall clock, ebay: Hi Suzan, Your clock should have a round nut at the bottom of the pendulum, below the pendulum disk. Turn this nut to the left (unscrewing it, which will lower the pendlum disk) to make the clock run slower. Sometimes the disk is tight on the pendulum...

Antique Clocks: School House Pendulum Clock, merritts antiques, clock pendulum
merritts antiques, clock pendulum, pendulum clock: Hi Ginger, If your clock had a typical cuckoo clock pendulum, it was a wood stick pendulum with a wood bob. These pendulums are available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques in a variety of designs. You may not be able to...

Antique Clocks: Scotish Tallcase Clock, broken screw, hand shaft
broken screw, hand shaft, tiny screw: Hi Kevin, This is a common problem with British and American bell strike hall clocks. Unlike most other clocks, these clocks do not have an hour hand which is a simple friction fit, but rather one which is keyed to the hour pipe (hollow shaft)....

Antique Clocks: Scottish, American, or what?, howard miller grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock
howard miller grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather: Hello Chris.....All I can say is, if the clock works and chimes good, then great! When you see the pics of the mechanism, pay attention to the holes of where the wheels sit (all of the wheels), these are called pinion holes. Make sure, other than the hole...

Antique Clocks: SESSIONS 30 DAY MOVEMENT - TRADEMARK, sessions clock company, mantel clock
sessions clock company, mantel clock, screw hole: a capital E inside what could be capital C - the movement appears to be original to the case - no additional mounting points or un-used screw hole visible when inspected - are these letters used by sessions? Not to my knowledge. Being a 30 day movement...

Antique Clocks: SETH THOMAS #2, seth thomas, supply houses
seth thomas, supply houses, time saver: If I remember correctly the only verge available was unfinished . If that is what you are looking for I have one available. All the major supply houses get these parts from the same supplier. When one is out soon everyone is out. I just have this one...

Antique Clocks: SETH THOMAS TABLE/MANTEL CLOCK, seth thomas clock, mantel clock
seth thomas clock, mantel clock, universal motors: Hello Robert..... Yea, that is a hard to find model...no one really makes the electric motors anymore, BUT some places do sell universal motors, and/or replications, but once again, they are hard to find...You can try merritts.com, their a warehouse in Pennsylvania...

Antique Clocks: Seikosha Regulator clock, dee dee, antique clock
dee dee, antique clock, wall clocks: Hi Dee Dee, I believe that this clock has an 8-Day movement. The single most common problem I find with this type of antique clock is underwinding. For these clocks to run, the mainsprings MUST be fully wound. It is almost impossible to break these...

Antique Clocks: Session clock strikes only half hour!, mission clock, chime
mission clock, chime, snail: Hello Mariyln. Oh darn, the only thing I can say at this point is, when your boyfriend set the time and didnt let the clock strike out first before going forward (and doing this to older clocks CAN and WILL cause damage), something probably jammed up in the...

Antique Clocks: Session Regulator Wall Clock, right spring, wall clock
right spring, wall clock, suspension springs: Hello Mike. The spring you have doesn t sound like it s original. Brass suspension springs are normally found on clocks much older than the Sessions. The single or two-piece springs using spring steel would be preferable. You can order what you need online...

Antique Clocks: Sessions 8-Day Clock, clock repair books, day clock
clock repair books, day clock, high speed access: Just so you know I have revised the answer to correct the URL for the image. I don t have a reference for such pictures but some of the basic clock repair books would cover similar movements. I did rummage around and found a Sessions movement here but...

Antique Clocks: Sessions 8-Day Finally Sprung, clock repair tools, hourly chime
clock repair tools, hourly chime, mantel clock: Hello David. It sounds like the springs center notch has snapped off and theres no longer something there to hold it on the winding arbor to wind it. You will need to bring the clock in for repair. It requires special clock repair tools to wind the spring...

Antique Clocks: Sessions clock winding chimes vs. time, clock mechanisms, mission clock
clock mechanisms, mission clock, clock on the wall: Hello Marilyn. All clock mechanisms are diffrent so it would be hard to tell which hole does what function. Put the key onto each hole and let the hour chime. Whichever hole you put it into, and you see the key slowly turning, is the one that controls the...

Antique Clocks: Sessions clocks, mantle clocks, sessions clock
mantle clocks, sessions clock, pendulum bob: Hi James, There is no reason that a Sessions clock should inherently run fast. You should be able to slow them down by either turning the nut on the bottom of the pendulum to the left (lowering the pendulum bob), or turning the regulating shaft toward...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantel Clock - winding the clock, sessions mantle clock, mantel clock
sessions mantle clock, mantel clock, american clocks: Hi again Paula, Winding just the time side can cause problems. It is possible for the strike mechanism to jam the time train and cause the whole clock to stop. That being said, I know people who wind only the time side and get away with it. These old...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, tick tock
sessions mantle clock, tick tock, pendulum: Hello again. Ok, try this.... push the pendulum as far as it will go, in the case, and let it go. This *should* automatically self-regulate itself to an even tick-tock The clock is probably stopping because it is off beat. The pendulum should put itself...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, clock tools
sessions mantle clock, clock tools, snail: Hello Gayle. Theres a part in the mechanism thats called a rack and snail , and what this does is regulate the hourly and half hour strike, and also regulates how many times the clock will strike on the hour. On the hour, the snail falls into the rack and...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, pendulum assembly
sessions mantle clock, pendulum assembly, pendulum swings: Hi Joline, My problem here is that I need a little more information. So I ll try to answer your question generally. First make sure all winding keys (2 or 3, how many?) are fully wound. How fast (in minutes per day) did your clock initially speed...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, professional clock
sessions mantle clock, professional clock, pendalum: Hi Gayle, There are so many possible causes of a clock s not running, that I couldn t begin to describe them all in this forum. The most common cause of a clock s stopping after only a couple minutes is that it is out of beat. Check that your clock...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, american clocks
sessions mantle clock, american clocks, minute hands: rick: do not move the minute hand backwards -only clockwise. two ways to set the time - wait and start it up at the time indicated OR move the minute hand clockwise -stopping for each hour and half hour till it finishes bonging- eventually working it around...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle, center shaft, american clocks
center shaft, american clocks, clock company: Hi Jeff, There are quite a few different designs of hour and half-hour striking in American clocks, and I m not sure which type your have. First, determine if your clock strikes the half hour by means of the count wheel (large wheel with many shallow...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Model D Mantle Clock, mantle clock, half past the hour
mantle clock, half past the hour, hourly chime: Hello again... I m sure if you look hard enough, you can find books on this type of clock, but it will take some time and effort to try and find the books. And yes, because it was a limited edition, I would definetely take it to a licensed clocksmith and let...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, short periods
sessions mantle clock, short periods, shims: Hi Beth, I can only answer your question very generally because I don t know exactly what type of clock you have. Make sure that all 2 or 3 keys are wound fully, as far as they will go. Next, the most likely problem is that the clock is not in...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock D.2534, sessions mantle clock, clock shops
sessions mantle clock, clock shops, vero beach: Hello Robert.....Unfortuantely, I myself cannot personally name clock shops in your area (as I live in central New Jersey), BUT, just simply go to www.yellowpages.com, and type in your zip code there and type in Clocks in rhe search, and they will help you...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, hand sticks
sessions mantle clock, hand sticks, hello john: Hello John....Are you seriuos??? Wow, thats just wrong of them selling you a clock in that condition, AND telling you its in good condition. I would bring it back and tell him that its not in top condition, and explain to him whats wrong with it...if this...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas antique mantle clock, needle nose pliers, pendulum bob
needle nose pliers, pendulum bob, antique mantle clock: Hi June, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The regulating shaft is usually marked with and S and an F . You turn the shaft toward the S to make it go slower. If there are no markings, you must determine which way to turn by trial...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, pendulum clock
seth thomas clock, pendulum clock, garbage man: Your main question was It is worth anything? Let s just start out by saying that I don t think there is a Seth Thomas hall clock that I would ever throw out of bed for eating crackers. In other words, don t be too quick to haul it out to the curb for Benny...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas antique clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas antique clock, seth thomas clock, pat sept: Melinda, It s kind of tough to diagnose potential problems with a clock that has been repaired and then ran for a week. $300 ought to have bough a warrantied overhaul so all wear should have been addressed and the movement should be clean. You say you...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, hammer assembly
seth thomas clock, hammer assembly, clock ray: JG. Replacing the hammer assembly is easy and doesn t require taking the movement apart. The problem you run into is you really don t know if other parts are missing or altered, nor does your repair person. Clock repair by parts removal is way too...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, winders
seth thomas clock, winders, pendulum: movement was made by the Hermle company in Germany in June of 1959- If it has a pendulum it is their # 351-060 with a 15cm pendulum ----if it has a floating balance escapement then it is their# 350-060. I assume you wound all three winders, especially the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas will not chime, seth thomas, extra pressure
seth thomas, extra pressure, levers: Hi Todd, The chime mechanism is a fairly complicated series of levers and gears. Often, when being moved, the mechanism gets jammed in a mid-chime position. I don t know what you did, of course, but sometimes moving the hands forward or backwards, exerting...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas clock, seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clock, clock materials: Hi Mike, Clock keys are available from any good clock materials house, such as Timesavers or Merritt s antiques. From your description, I believe this is an antique Seth Thomas, as opposed to a modern one. These clocks usually use either a 3.50 or 3.75mm...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, tempus fugit
seth thomas grandfather clock, tempus fugit, pendulum: When a clock stops after only a few minutes, the problem is usually that the pendulum is out of beat . The beat is the adjustment of the pendulum that keeps it swinging evenly from side to side. Listen to the tick when you start the pendulum swinging; if...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandmother Clock, grandmother clock, seth thomas
grandmother clock, seth thomas, sprocket: Hi Dan, I don t know of a site with start-to-finish directions on longcase clock set up, but I may be able to help you a bit. If the chains are not installed in the movement, you will probably have to remove the movement from the clock to reinstall...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantel clocks 6 day wind up clock that chimes on hour and half hour, seth thomas mantel clocks, seth thomas mantel clock
seth thomas mantel clocks, seth thomas mantel clock, quality clocks: Hi Charles! Ok, I have been asked this question ALOT in the past. To be completely honest, thats entirely up to you to decide. It depends on, if its been in the family, or the clocks still in great condition, or it has sentimental value to you. My opinion,...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, seth thomas mantle clock, striking clock repair guide
seth thomas mantle clock, striking clock repair guide, repairing and restoring pendulum clocks: Hi Justin, There are many books on clock repair available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. I m sure you realize that you re taking on a big job here. Clocks are not only difficult to reassemble, but there are many...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clocks
seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clocks, gear assembly: Hello Justin. Ouch, unfortuanetly, it would be hard for anyone to find a gear assembly chart for a clock made in the 1980 s, never mind the 1890 s, heh. If your lucky, you can check out your local library for books on Seth Thomas clocks, and if your lucky,...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas mantle clock, seth thomas mantle clock, mantle clocks
seth thomas mantle clock, mantle clocks, tick sound: Hi Juanita, Your clock is most likely out of beat. When a clock runs only a few minutes and stops, the cause is most often that the pendulum is out of beat. First, make sure that both mainsprings are wound all the way, as far as they will go. With...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas minute hand sync issue, minute shaft, professional clock
minute shaft, professional clock, center shaft: Hi Bill, Antique clocks of this type are very often a minute or so off on their strike points. Unlike modern clocks, they have no provision for easily correcting this problem. The minute hand is very often not very tight on its shaft. Move the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas pendulum Mantel clock, seth thomas clocks, mantel clock
seth thomas clocks, mantel clock, clock shop: Hello Robert. Fortunately for you, Seth Thomas is still in bluishness. To check for the clocks date, you can check on the back of the clocks case, or on the back of the mechanism. If no luck there, you can try your local library, they may have books on Seth...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas seven jeweled eight day ships bell, professional clock, long periods of time
professional clock, long periods of time, ships bell: Hi Joe, There are a few things I can suggest for your ship s clock. First, make sure that both springs are wound all the way as far as they will go. You can feel them come to a stop when fully wound, so you needn t worry about overwinding unless you...

Antique Clocks: Seth thomas mantel clock, american clock company, seth thomas mantel clock
american clock company, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock: Hello Jim! Unfortuantely, I m only trained to appraise cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, and certain wall regulator clocks. Luckily, I ve delt with this kinda of clock before....this clock s design is french, although the Seth Thomas clock is not; Seth Thomas...

Antique Clocks: Setting up a Howard Miller Grandmother clock, grandmother clocks, grandmother clock
grandmother clocks, grandmother clock, howard miller: Hello Barbara. There should be letters, or indicators on the bottom of the weights to indicate where each one goes, other wise, usually the middle and right weight are the same lb s, and the left one is the heaviest one; now, this is the common placement of...

Antique Clocks: Setting Ingraham 31 day wind up wall clock., professional clock, electronic clocks
professional clock, electronic clocks, antique clocks: Hi Rich, The point at which the date hand clicks over to the next day is set at the factory as part of the overall clock setup. It is not something which you can easily correct yourself. A professional clock repairer can probably adjust the date...

Antique Clocks: Setting Kundo Clock, kundo anniversary clock, professional clock
kundo anniversary clock, professional clock, alkaline cells: Hi Edwin, Older Kundo Anniversary clocks often used a special battery. Make sure that Your clock specifies a 1.5 volt C cell. Next, don t use rechargeable batteries, but only 1.5 volt Alkaline cells. Try a couple brand new batteries to be sure that...

Antique Clocks: Setting a Sessions Mantle Clock, radio time signals, caesium clock
radio time signals, caesium clock, sessions mantle clock: Hi Tony, Some clocks of this type have an s and an f to indicate the direction to turn (toward the s to go slower, and vice versa). If it does not, it s a matter of experimentation. Try about a half turn and see if the clock speeds up or slows...

Antique Clocks: Setting the single weight in a grandfather clock., tall case clock, chain pulley
tall case clock, chain pulley, old clock: Paul--ok great-- You will need a chain pulley and a lead donut counter weight: http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=11710%2C23466&submit1=Search here is the link for my drawing on how to set up the clock: http://members.aol.com/pendclocks/p1010008.gif...

Antique Clocks: Shipping a 1940's Daneker Grandfather Clock, daneker, grandfather clock
daneker, grandfather clock, packing tape: how is it being packed? how far is it going? moovers? UPS? I would think it would be ok to leave it on the clock. I would put a large plastic bag over the hood and tightly wind 5-6 turns of good plastic packing tape around the entire hood. I believe the...

Antique Clocks: Ships clock, old ships, clock shop
old ships, clock shop, genny: Hello Genny. Punches is a term for putting new holes into the mainsprings so they can run better. Any clock shop you go to to have mainsprings worked on, will be expensive. If you value this clock and want it working, it would be worth the repair, or it will...

Antique Clocks: SOFTNES OF CHIMES ON SETH THOMAS CLOCK, seth thomas clock, westminster chime clock
seth thomas clock, westminster chime clock, shaft move: Hi Gordon, I m going to assume you have a quarter-hour Westminster chime clock, not a T&S which just strikes the hour and half hour, because the Westminsters are much more common. I suspect the chimes on these clocks were not especially loud to begin...

Antique Clocks: Sticky Hammer on Junghans Clock, modern clocks, broken spring
modern clocks, broken spring, necessary repair: The chime self corrector on this model can be difficult to adjust properly. I have also seen one or two without a self corrector and the chimes must be manually reset when the order is disrupted. I m sure if you return to the shop they will make the necessary...

Antique Clocks: sears roebuck mantel clock made in west germany, pendulum assembly, clock chime
pendulum assembly, clock chime, sears robuck: Hi Pennie, Your clock s movement ( works ) was made by a German company called Jauch, which has been out of business for a long time. This clock has a very short pendulum which must be adjusted ( put in beat ) quite accurately for the clock to run. First,...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock chimes, sessions mantle clock, sessions clock
sessions mantle clock, sessions clock, daylight savings time: Hi Kim The simple fix on this particular clock is to wait for the clock to strike the hour, count the strike and then carefully move the hour hand to the same number as the clock just struck. In your specific case you would move the hour hand backwards...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock, sessions mantle clock, sessions clock
sessions mantle clock, sessions clock, day clocks: Hi Sue, Most Sessions clocks of this vintage are 8-Day clocks, which means that you should wind them once per week. It is essential that you wind all mainspring holes all the way, as far as they will go. Otherwise, your clock will keep poor time and...

Antique Clocks: sessions home assortment chime off, sessions clock, clock oil
sessions clock, clock oil, clock chime: Hello again Ken. Overwinding a clock is a myth. The only way to overwind a clock is if your using a heavy duty vice grip on it, lol, but no, you cannot overwind a clock....you can wind it soo far where it wont go no more and it can snap, but in this case,...

Antique Clocks: sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, wire loop
sessions mantle clock, wire loop, crutch: Maybe you raised up the wrong side? or too much? You are doing it by sound - listening for the most even tick. Front to back can be off-- the wire that the pendulum weight bob hangs on must run thru the wire loop crutch foot in the center not rubbing on the...

Antique Clocks: sessions wall clock, sunburst design, lotus flowers
sunburst design, lotus flowers, schoolhouse wall: Hello Richard....I must say, if the clock you have is in good condition, KEEP IT, its work ALOT...I s say probably around $800, to $1,000 dollars by now, solely because the sunburst design in schoolhouse clocks were rare and at the time, limited. I m not...

Antique Clocks: How to set alarm on Gilbert clock, cottage clock, accurate alarm
cottage clock, accurate alarm, alarm mechanism: Hi James, For my answer, I am assuming that this is the type of alarm which has a small brass ring on the handshaft beneath the hands. To set the alarm, you turn this ring (usually counter-clockwise). Set it so that the time that you want the alarm...

Antique Clocks: how to set a keywound clock, day clocks, hour hands
day clocks, hour hands, correct time: Hi Vicki, 31 Day clocks generally have an unusual hour hand design. Where ordinary hour hands are a simple friction fit and can be moved to any position without affecting the striking mechanism, 31 Day hour hands are usually fixed on their shaft. This...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, brass plate: I thought I answered this but; you can perhap manually shut them off in the back by a lever that may exist that locks the hammers down. It automatically resets the chimes within 1 hour. and the back brass plate may have a clue to the age if you can find the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, sessions mantle clock: Hi Darryl, For correcting the hour strike, see my answer to Walt - 1915 Sessions Mantle Clock Chimes. If this is a modern clock the quarter-hour chime should correct itself on the hour. If it is an antique, it may or may not have automatic chime...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock i cant find anywhere, seth thomas clock, mantle clock
seth thomas clock, mantle clock, thin rod: Its ok, I know exactly what they look like...more familiar terms, their called, Coil Gongs . Try getting the wire straight as possible to match up equally to the gong (if the gong and striking hammer are not of straight distance, then your going to have to...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock, time instruments
seth thomas clock, time instruments, proper alignment: is this something that i can adjust myself? Unlikely. There is a mechanical problem on the front of the mechanism. Mechanism would have to be removed to access the front and then see what the problem is. Could be a gearing juxtaposition adjustment is...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas date, wood bottoms, seth thomas
wood bottoms, seth thomas, seperate locations: If they are date codes I do not know how to read them --most ST had date codes in one place and they were rubber stamped ONTO the wood bottoms not INTO the wood-more info like the numbers on the brass movement might help to locate the period by the type of...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas electric clock motor humming, stator coils, rotor shaft
stator coils, rotor shaft, clock materials: Hi Hector, You are entirely right that the motor is the source of the hum. Over years, the bearings for the motor s rotor wear, the rotor shaft wears, tolerances increase, the shaft to bearing fit becomes sloppy, and parts vibrate excessively due to...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandfater clock, clock materials, s antiques
clock materials, s antiques, seth thomas: Hi Bob, The part that you re looking for is a suspension spring. It is an inexpensive part available from clock materials houses such Merritt s Antiques and Timesavers. It s important that you get the correct size, and there are many sizes. The...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandfather clock, seth thomas clock, seth thomas grandfather clock
seth thomas clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, bell chime: Hello Wanda. This is a very simple repair. Turn the minute hand till it chimes the hour, then carefully, remove the nut that is holding the minute hand in place, and take it off the face. Move the hour hand to whatever the clock just chimed, then place the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas mantle clock, bongs
seth thomas mantle clock, bongs, perfect time: ralph--it may not be level inside- try putting a 1/4 of something under the left and try it listening for the evenness of the tick-- then the right side if it sounds better to do that side. You can move the minute hand clockwise to get the time aligned with...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas tambour clock, clock repairman, seth thomas
clock repairman, seth thomas, mechanical clock: Hello Mary!...ok, Seth Thomas starting making the tambour design around the 1940 s, and because the clock was a chime song clock ( as opposed to being just a gong on the hour and 1/2, it plays a 1/4 of the westminster tune on the 1/4 hour) Unfortuantely,...

Antique Clocks: setting the chimes on a Seth Adams clock, pendulum swings, day clocks
pendulum swings, day clocks, fleur de lis design: Hi Linda, I m not aware of a clockmaker named Seth Adams. I m wondering if perhaps you mean Seth Thomas. I ll answer your question based on a typical 8-Day American 100 year old clock. American 8-Day clocks of that era can wind left, right, or...

Antique Clocks: setting gear stops, howard miller, doesnt work
howard miller, doesnt work, clamps: Hello Norman. I belive they actually sell these special clamps for that reason when replacing cables, on www.merrittsantiques.com, last time I checked, they were selling them as a new item, and that was about half a year ago. I dont see why they wouldnt still...

Antique Clocks: setting junghans chimes, mantel clock, pendulums
mantel clock, pendulums, junghans: Hello again.... is there a pendulum on the clock? If so, on the bottom of the pendulums bob, is a nut. Turn it a full turn clockwise to make the clock about 5 minutes faster, or counter-clockwise to make it about 5 minutes slower. If this is not the case,...

Antique Clocks: sligh grandfather has stopped, proper lubrication, question thanks
proper lubrication, question thanks, brass plate: I repeat: proper lubrication will last from 5-10 years- so this is not your problem here. call a good Pro or replace the movement ( and you have not told us the numbers off the back plate so I can help) If it is 20 years old, the movement has one foot in the...

Antique Clocks: not striking on the hour, needlenose pliers, custom clocks
needlenose pliers, custom clocks, grand mother: The minute hand has a bushing riveted into the hub that needs to be oriented so that the hand is pointing to the 1/4 marks when it starts it s chime. Remove the nut that holds the minute hand in place, remove the minute hand and using either a small pair of...

Antique Clocks: syncronize chime & time, antique wall clock, clock strikes
antique wall clock, clock strikes, antique clocks: Many antique clocks used a count wheel strike which does not self-correct. In order to get the count correct, advance the minute hand to just before a strike position(@ 2-3 minutes before the 12)then, move the hand back until the clock strikes. For example,...

Antique Clocks: Taking a movement out of a Revere Westminster Clock?, metal dial, revere
metal dial, revere, missing something: David-smart thinking! Removing the movement from your clock will help keep it from getting dirt, dust and such during your refinishing. Plus, you ll find it much easier to work on without things sticking out all over the place! This may also be a good time...

Antique Clocks: Tall case clock, tall case clock, professional clock
tall case clock, professional clock, clock strikes: Hi Judith, Antique British Hall clocks have a different hour hand assembly from modern clocks. Usually you can t just move the hour hand to point to the correct number to correct the strike. There is one possibility, though, that is very easy to...

Antique Clocks: Tall clock strikes 1 instead of 12, tall clock, clock shop
tall clock, clock shop, grandfather clock: ....wow, I have never heard of this mishaps before, lol. It sounds like the other 11 teeth on the clocks 12 o clock mark on the rack and snail is either bent out of shape, or theres something lodging it. At this point, the only advice I can offer you...

Antique Clocks: Telechron Motor, motor model, synchronous motor
motor model, synchronous motor, number 38: You can send it here for rebuilding- http://www.atmos-man.com/rotor.html#Teleb31 I m not aware of any current availibility for the B rotors, other than the ones Timesavers sells but they are now made in China and I have not found the quality of those to...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany carriage clock, hand shaft, clock mechanism
hand shaft, clock mechanism, carriage clock: Hello again....my bad, I forgot theres a glass front in front of the clock. If you can, and carfefully, I dont see why you wouldnt be able to take it out yourself, it shouldnt be too hard, just follow yourself and keep track of what goes where.. It would save...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany clock, tiffany and co, tiffancy
tiffany and co, tiffancy, glass plates: Tiffany the jewelry store had many clocks made for them with their name on it. No reason at all to think it is not one of these. The back plate of the movement may have numbers and a very small round stamp in the brass with more info on it to help identify...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany clock, northern wisconsin, good luck
northern wisconsin, good luck, tiffany: Hello Karen....unfortuantely, I personally would not know who to go to to sell such a fine clock as what you own. I can, however, give you the name of a website that probably will help you. Visit www.merritts.com, or www.merrittsantiques.com, and they will...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany Grandfather Clock, tiffany co, grandfather clock
tiffany co, grandfather clock, rarety: Michael Cleary: the clock was made FOR Tiffany & Co. not BY them. Look on the back of the rear brass plate that makes up the actual movement(a mirror and flashlight can help) and copy down ALL the words and numbers stamped on the lower part of the plate and...

Antique Clocks: Time adjustment on a modern Ridgeway Grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock, clock materials
ridgeway grandfather clock, clock materials, merritts antiques: Hi Darcy, The pendulum must have a regulating nut, it is what keeps the pendulum disk on the pendulum rod. First, the nut may be missing, and the pendulum is just holding onto the rod itself. In this case, you can purchase a regulating nut from...

Antique Clocks: tallcase, alternate email, donut
alternate email, donut, rope: Hello Rick... as all older tallcase clock setups are diffrent, its hard to diffrentiate where it would go...can you send me pictures of the setup?....There should be a large hook attached to the rope/cable. If you can, send me the pics via my alternate email,...

Antique Clocks: even ticking of wall clock, clock on the wall, clock shop
clock on the wall, clock shop, wall clock: Hello Hans.... Ok, I answered your other question first, heh so this is weird for me, hehe. Anyways, the reason why its like this is because the pendulums verge inside the mechanism, is crooked, and/or out of balance. If the clock was ever moved with the pendulum...

Antique Clocks: tiffany desk clock small round/flip top, sherry lee, desk clock
sherry lee, desk clock, craft department: Hello Sherry Lee. I do not sell mechanisms, or any clock parts or clocks, I m just an online help for questions about the repair of clocks. Now, to your question; you can visit your local rag shop, craft shop, or even a Walmart, and they should sell battery...

Antique Clocks: timing a mantel clock, pendulum bob, mantel clock
pendulum bob, mantel clock, balance wheel: Hi Gordon, If your clock has a pendulum, there is usually a regulating nut at the bottom of the pendulum bob. You turn this nut to the right (moving the bob up) to make the clock go faster, and vice versa. If it has a pendulum but no regulating...

Antique Clocks: training, clock mechanisms, cuckoo clock
clock mechanisms, cuckoo clock, clock collectors: Hello Kevin.... To be completely honest, I never had any professional, or guided training. I got into the hobby at the very young age of 7. My grandparents had a gorgeous german made antique clock, and I broke it by hitting a ball too hard across the room...

Antique Clocks: United Clocks, telechron clocks, electric clocks
telechron clocks, electric clocks, antique clocks: Bill, normally we try to keep our repairs to electric clocks. Repairing United Clocks is pretty much a Touch-n-Go situation. (We had a guy ask us about United repairs back on 12-11. You can read that answer at http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Clocks-3526/united-electric-clock.htm...

Antique Clocks: URGOS CLOCK MOVEMENT, clock movement, case clock
clock movement, case clock, clock unit: Hello again. Honestly, I have never seen a Urgos movement ran by a battery motor. This sounds actually very odd to me. You can convert it, and yes it should run constantly, but, when it comes to electricity, I really dont know much, but, it should run constantly....

Antique Clocks: united electric clock, electric motor assembly, electric clocks
electric motor assembly, electric clocks, united models: Hi Kevin. Like all electric clocks, there is a rise in interest in many of the United models. If you are entering the field of clock collecting, United is a good clock to collect in order to get your feet wet. Availability of working clocks is high,...

Antique Clocks: Vedette starburst Wall clock, clock repair shop, convex glass
clock repair shop, convex glass, wall clock: 1 clock repair shop 2 glass company I assume it is round and also convex? and not beveled glass ?? - If you know the size round convex glass you can get it and replace yourself maybe? such as 6 dia/ http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=14084&submit1=Search...

Antique Clocks: Vedette, mantel clock, german movements
mantel clock, german movements, case maker: no info on co. other than what you can find on the internet. A Modern French case maker --ie like Howard Miller -- they make the case and buy German movements to put inside -- yours is a Maulthe or Hermle movement. Wind them in any order and wind them till...

Antique Clocks: Wall Clock problem, modern clocks, horizontal settings
modern clocks, horizontal settings, antique clocks: Hi David, For one reason or another, your clock is out of beat. The beat adjustment may have changed in the process of removing and replacing the pendulum; or the pendulum may not be hooked up correctly. Since I don t know what type or age of clock you...

Antique Clocks: Wall clock second hand stuck, quartz wall clock, hand shaft
quartz wall clock, hand shaft, ebay: Hi Mike, The typical battery-powered movement that you describe is factory sealed and, unfortunately, is not repairable. The second hand twitching without moving is usually symptomatic of a bad or damaged movement. You should check that your battery is fresh...

Antique Clocks: Wall clock strike mechanism., wall clock, bell sound
wall clock, bell sound, clockmaker: Hi Lee, Leaving the strike side mainspring unwound is not a good idea. The unwound strike mechanism can jam the time mechanism and cause the clock to stop. It is posible for a clockmaker to disable the strike mechanism without permanently affecting...

Antique Clocks: Waltham 31 day pendulum chime clock, spiral design, room acoustics
spiral design, room acoustics, resonant sound: The 31-day Korean or Chinese made clocks are not known for the best sound design . If the hammers are about 1/16-1/18 of an inch from the rods at rest, then the only thing you could probably do to enhance the sound would be to install different rods. Bear...

Antique Clocks: Welby 31 Day "Regulator" wall clock, merritts antiques, clock oil
merritts antiques, clock oil, teletype machines: Hi Harvey, Your clock s problem is not overwinding. Please see my recent answer on that topic. I m assuming that you are winding the clock fully, as far as it will go, every time you wind it. Otherwise, it will run for a while, then stop. ...

Antique Clocks: Welby Sunburst, german clocks, kinds of reference books
german clocks, kinds of reference books, lots of trouble: Hello Erin. I honestly dont know of any reference books or materials either than my own. You can try www.merritts.com, they sell all kinds of reference books for clocks, and you can even try your local library. Theres not many books out there that cover welby...

Antique Clocks: Welby Tambour clock 73 340-020, elgin national watch, tambour clock
elgin national watch, tambour clock, balance wheel: Hello again. You can try www.merritts.com; if they dont have any, go to any clockshop, they have catologues upon catologues of clock parts that you can purchase. Try that, if all else fails, get back to me and I ll discuss further help with you. Hope this...

Antique Clocks: Westminister Clock, pendulum movement, professional clock
pendulum movement, professional clock, average lifespan: Hi Ralph, First, if you cannot turn the winding shafts in either direction, the clock is already fully wound. Next, look for a chime shutoff lever on the dial; it is usually a slot with a lever sticking through it near the 3 . Finally, if your clock...

Antique Clocks: Wind up chime wall clock, clock pendulums, wall clock
clock pendulums, wall clock, ticktock: Hello Bill. Ok, as of the hour hand being off...what your going to have to do, is take off the minute hand, by unscrewing the nut thats holding it in place, BUT before taking it off, move it to the hour and let it chime, then remove it. Once its removed you...

Antique Clocks: Winding a 31 day Elgin pendulum clock, pendulum clock, even pace
pendulum clock, even pace, keyholes: Hello Genie. Just take the key and wind it however direction it will turn (if it doesnt turn one way, DONT FORCE IT, turn it the opposite way, it should wind) and about winding it, just turn the key at an even pace. It doesnt really matter how fast or slow...

Antique Clocks: Winding a Mauthe Wall Clock, right spring, mauthe
right spring, mauthe, wall clock: Yes, wind all three. Right spring runs the chime, center is time(pendulum) and the left runs the hour strike. There were some clocks designed with a lever that would alter the chime hammer position slightly to make the chime louder or softer. If you ve tried...

Antique Clocks: westminster Pl 12, merritts antiques, pendulum assembly
merritts antiques, pendulum assembly, clock materials: Hi Ken, You can get suspension springs from any clock materials house, like Timesavers or Merritts Antiques. You must get the correct size spring, and these companies printed catalogs have the springs illustrated in actual size. Unfortunately, the Web...

Antique Clocks: how to wind clock, mantle clock, good luck
mantle clock, good luck, holes: Hello Debbie. Assuming the clock came with its key, there should be either, one, two, or three holes in the face, all under the 2nd half of the face; if not there, then they will be in the back. Just wind them up (usually to the right), or whichever way doesnt...

Antique Clocks: When to wind mantle clocks and how it is done, mantle clocks, mantle clock
mantle clocks, mantle clock, russ: Hi Russ, Mantle clocks are made in 30 hour, 8-Day and 30-Day varieties. The correct procedure is to wind all winding arbors, all the way as far as they will go, every day, week or month, depending on which type you have. The winding arbors may be designed...

Antique Clocks: Zaandam Wall Clock Suspension Spring, hermle clocks, wall clock
hermle clocks, wall clock, zaandam: http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=20802&submit1=Search Sorry- I assumed basic computer savy here- the above URL if you copy and paste it complete from http....to....Search will in fact bring you to a Hermle suspension spring Timesavers...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse clock in need of repair, pendulum length, franz hermle
pendulum length, franz hermle, antique clocks: I would be able - but would prefer not to. I am trying to obtain a source for the gear- you just take the movement out - loosen 3 nuts - remove the old gear and pop in the replacement and you are done- not sure what repair might be done- normally easier by...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse clock, spray lubricant, poor experience
spray lubricant, poor experience, wd40: Sorry to hear you had a poor experience there. ebay is a great resource but there are problems that buyers need to be aware of. I am going to assume contacting the seller for a fix isn t on your to do list ? If you squirted something like wd40...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse or Zaandam Clock chimes 12 times each hour, spiral spring, snail shell
spiral spring, snail shell, o clock: Claudia, so far as I know there are only two Hermle hand nuts for mechanical clocks. One for grandfather or large movements and one for the small movements like yours. No part number, just the small Hermle hand nut. (Not quartz) A search of ebay shows...

Antique Clocks: Zachariah Maples Grandfather Clock, moon dial, watching the clock
moon dial, watching the clock, new moon: Hi Anna, I don t know of any manual, but I may be able to explain setting the moon dial. The moon dial turns one click at a time either once a day or every 12 hours. First, you need to determine which, either by watching the clock, or turning the...

Antique Clocks: Zeeland Colonial Grandfather Clock, grandfather clock, rule of thumb
grandfather clock, rule of thumb, slide switch: Hello Angie. A rule of thumb for clocks, is that they should be cleaned and oiled once every 3-5 years. Alot of people dont realize this and it causes problems for them in the future. If the weights are correct, you tried the chime selector and the instuctions,...

Antique Furniture: modern furniture - who made this?, what's it called?, degree angles, modern furniture
degree angles, modern furniture, chromed steel: Hi Brad. A very nice shelving unit. I have not seen one like it and it is most likely a piece for a store display. The 45 s are very nice and makes for an interesting piece. I doubt the unit has a designer name to it. I would date it to the 70 s....

Antique Furniture: chair maker, seat cushions, classic chair
seat cushions, classic chair, chair maker: Hi Will. Nice chair. That piece is very similar to the Elizabeth chair by Ib Koford-Larson. You can Google it and have a look. It does have differences however and is most likely a version of the classic chair . You can see the Elizabeth chair...

Antique Furniture: Valet Chair, time value, different time
time value, different time, valet: Hi Llana. Not sure of the company name as I have not heard of them before. This is just a mass produced standard chair that may have been sold at Sears or the like at the time. Value is very low as it is not created by a designer or well known company....

Antique Furniture: Willette Bedroom Set, 40s 50s, antique furniture
40s 50s, antique furniture, bench: HI Jackie. I am an expert in Mid century , yes, but mid century modernist pieces. this does not fall into that particular category. i hope you can find some information on it but unfortunately I am not the right guy for that piece. Best regards, Cole...

Antique Furniture: 1920's Vanity with Mirror, rushville indiana, great grandmother
rushville indiana, great grandmother, furniture co: Rest assured that the only foolish person is the one who fed the seller on ebay all the inaccurate and incorrect information and the unfortunate seller who believed it. The set on ebay will be pushing it to bring 1500$ that s (1500). What they are asking...

Antique Furniture: Buffet table, Jacobean Style Dining Set
Jacobean Style Dining Set: ana, What you have with your china cabinet and buffet are stylized pieces in the Jacobean style, dating to about 1910 to 1920. In today s ever changing world, this style of furniture has been fading from current buying trends for a more casual contemporary...

Antique Furniture: Chair with bent wood arms, mahogany style, clam shell
mahogany style, clam shell, mahogany color: goose neck upholstered chair made 1920-40. sometimes mahogany sometimes birch stained mahogany. style is colonial revival. she is asking what it is worth at this time. retail in a shop as shown it would be prices 50-65$ as shown. cleaned up and recovered...

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, kincardin, furniture factory
kincardin, furniture factory, period furniture: based on the text from my research materials below the 1969 would be a date of manufacturer. the sofa or loveseat does not have any antique value and is too new to have any collectible value. unfortunately the value lies in quality construction but the...

Antique Furniture: Display case mystery, Vitrine Display Cabinet
Vitrine Display Cabinet: Hi Susan, The piece that you have is commonly referred to as a vitrine. A form that is very popular in French period furniture. These display cabinets were used for keeping objects of art in a safe environment while still be able to view them. ...

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, period furniture, loveseat
Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, period furniture, loveseat, 1950s

Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet
Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture
Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, carpet cleaning machine, upholstery tool
Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, carpet cleaning machine, upholstery tool, home carpet

Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, sligh furniture company, assets
Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, sligh furniture company, assets, doors

Antique Furniture: Furniture help, Jacobean Dining Room Server
Jacobean Dining Room Server: Dear Allison, Thanks for your question. It appears that what you have is a stylized piece of Jacobean furniture that was most likely make in the 1910 to 1930 s period. These pieces were usually made of oak with the use of Walnut inlays. While pieces...

Antique Furniture: help with price for ReStore, Child's Furniture Wardrobe
Child's Furniture Wardrobe: Hello Patsy Lee, Thanks for sending the photo of the Child s Wardrobe. In pricing this item it would help if you have some children or doll clothes in your shop to attract customers by opening the drawers and door to display the clothes, which I think would...

Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet, Mahoogany Buffet
Mahoogany Buffet: Hi Katherine, Vintage Buffet s are a tough sell in today s world and go begging in the $300. to $400. range. Furnishing dining rooms with the younger generation has become almost a thing of the past, their favoring the space for everything but the...

Antique Furniture: Leonardo Furniture Co. Pedestal Table, 20th Century Center pedestal Table
20th Century Center pedestal Table: Hi Brandy, I am curious as to your comment about the table being one of only 4 ever made? Whomever told you that, that is the person you should be talking to in seeking information. I also do not seriously believe that this table is at least 100 years...

Antique Furniture: Old Buffet Table, tulip poplar, wood legs
tulip poplar, wood legs, sweet gum: your comment was right on about the spell checker--i misspelled the and mahogany ==================================== these sheraton style sideboards were made in large numbers so without a label we will not be able to determine the manufacturer. they...

Antique Furniture: old table, duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer: it is a duncan phyfe style table, more accurately a sheraton style table but most of the public and dealers as well refers to these as duncan phyfe. the work style is important as to exclude style from duncan phyfe infers that it is a duncan phyfe period...

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture, Jacobean style Peck and Hills Furniture
Jacobean style Peck and Hills Furniture: Hi Radenka, What you have are pieces that were made in the 1910 s to 1920 s when English Jacobean style furniture was all the rage, just prior to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg and the demand for the new demand Colonial Revival style of furniture....

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Dining Room Set, Phoenix Dining Room Set
Phoenix Dining Room Set: Hi Debbie, After reviewing the photo of your in-laws dining room set, I would like to offer you my following comments. Your comment of a value in the $2 to $4 thousand range might have worked in another world and time, but in today s current market conditions...

Antique Furniture: Pic for previously asked question, texas photos, restorations
texas photos, restorations, sofa: This does look like it is from the victorian era, a close up of the carving will prove or disprove. The wood should be walnut. again, what is the price you will pay and what was the cost of any restorations? What part of texas?? photos to my email...

Antique Furniture: Another piece!, Wall Console Table
Wall Console Table: Susan, The old saying is, what s one person trash is another persons treasure This piece appears to be of a very recent vintage and has the feel of a Made in china special. while I would not give it space in my home there are others that would find...

Antique Furniture: Quigley Side Tables, co measurements, chippendale style
co measurements, chippendale style, furniture co: these are chippendale style, mahogany veneered tops and sides, tray top end tables or lamp tables. there is some info on the company online, it is sparse but too much to show here. the tables have the style and look of 1920-1940 and wuld etail in a...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, 19th century rocker.
19th century rocker.: Hi Vince, To answer your question, it would depend if you are going to keep this piece for yourself or if you plan to resell it. If you are keeping it, then all I would do is to clean up the frame and re-upholster the chair in a nice neutral fabric...

Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, walnut burl, walnut veneer
walnut burl, walnut veneer, loose screw: the numbers are a style number. the style is now called as it was then, colonial revival. the piece was made in the 1920s. sligh manufactured quality furniture, as you can tell by the form, style, and wood of this piece, and still does and is still a family...

Antique Furniture: Sofa, Eastlake chair? and french provencial chair?, eastlake style, seat rail
eastlake style, seat rail, dustcover: send more photos to my email it is possible it is an eastlake style chair but it appears that the upholstery coiuld be covering the top crest which might should be exposed. bobklein1@cox.net pic of the underneath with the dustcover removed so i can...

Antique Furniture: swivel top table, 20 Century, Mahogany
20 Century, Mahogany, Game: Hi Ed, I only received one photo of the bottom of the table. It appears, from what I am able to see, that you have a game table which should have a flip top and turns so both parts can rest on the frame. Game tables were very popular back in the 18th...

Antique Furniture: value of mahogany secretary, spinet pianos, mahogany veneers
spinet pianos, mahogany veneers, mahogany color: this is called a spinet desk. they were fashioned after spinet pianos. 1920-40. some were mahogany and mahogany veneers some were sweet gum and tulip poplar stained to a mahogany color. the legs should screw into the underside of the case. great desks....

Antique Furniture: Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds, Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds
Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds: Hi Kim, Ah, John Wannamaker Department Store in Philadelphia, where I am from. I spent many a day in my youth, prowling the furniture floors there. Since I am not able to view a photo, I can tell you that single beds on an average bring $75. to $100....

Antique Furniture: White Furniture Company Buffet, furniture company, two doors
furniture company, two doors, retail shop: it is a very nice looking server but it is a later piece, not an antique. in a retail shop it would sell at 350 due to its style form and condition. the veneers are most likely on mdf which is a man made board. although it would not be catagorized as...

Antique Furniture: 1929 Showers Bros. dining room set from Burlington, Ohio, burlington ohio, value auction
burlington ohio, value auction, sweet gum: table 400 chairs 75 each sideboard 350 china 350 this would be a fair selling price for what i see and what i perceive the china and sideboard to be. in shop pricing would be higher and that is normal. most of these sets are walnut veneers...

Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, surface condition
antique rocking chair, surface condition, linseed: factory made but without a label there is no way to determine where. thousand of companies in operation then 1880-1900. poor surface condition but if you do something to it only shellac (not varnish, not poly, not oil, not water born anything, no linseed...

Antique Furniture: Antique Settee - Sofa, war of northern aggression, mahogany color
war of northern aggression, mahogany color, rear legs: an original piece like this is Victorian and would have been manufactured around the time of the war of northern aggression. the wood should be walnut or rosewood. some were done in magogany be the style is a bit different. early repros, 1920s-40s would...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, colonial revival style, sweet gum
colonial revival style, sweet gum, cell phone camera: i have done the same thing with uploading pictures, dont know if they go until they arent gone! looks to be 1920s or 30s. the woods would be what you say, mahogany, walnut, sweet gum. It is American made colonial revival style and time. the gum is...

Antique Furniture: Bassett China Hutch, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: it is a blend of styles, as are most things made but more so after the 1950-60s. this looks like what we see in the 1960s, does that figure with what you remember? we see some french styling accented by the hardware and legs and door panels. a bit of...

Antique Furniture: ceruse, crown moulding, ft worth tx
crown moulding, ft worth tx, oak furniture: just buy liming wax and use that. all you are trying to do is get white into the pores of the wood. if the wood is finished in what we call a full filled coating (piano type finish) there will be no pores to fill so any attempt to get the effect will be futile....

Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, wood veneers, chifferobe
wood veneers, chifferobe, mahogany: it is a 1930s chiffrobe, the wood veneers are most likely bleached mahogany but it is a difficult to see in the photo. as shown it would be hard to retail but cleaned up and waxed it would sell at 150. restored at a cost of 650 it would sell at 650. ...

Antique Furniture: Desk/bookcase, piece of furniture, google
piece of furniture, google, bookcase: This is an oak secretary bookcase side by side. they were made around 1890-1910 give or take a decade. check the back for a label, could be a card stapled on teh back, or something signed in ink. if not there is no way to determine the manufacturer. ...

Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker, Reproduction Wicker Chairs Value
Reproduction Wicker Chairs Value: Hi Troy, Your chairs would have been imported by Drexel-Heritage Furniture, in the 1970-80 s, from the far east since finding someone with the skill to make these chairs in this country would be next to impossible. The value for these chairs would depend...

Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair
Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair

Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, scribblings, auction
Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, scribblings, auction

Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker
Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, beautiful chest, furniture co
Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, beautiful chest, furniture co

Antique Furniture: Finish on 50's singer sewing machine cabinet, could it contain lead?, singer sewing machine, sewing machine cabinet
singer sewing machine, sewing machine cabinet, lacquer thinner: lead was an additive in paints. your finish will not have lead but still isnt a great food product. do this, get some lacquer thinner using a rag with the lacquer thinner on it wipe the top surface till it is clean. let it dry do it again ...

Antique Furniture: Help identifying antique china cabinet., tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: thank you for your response and yes i did receive your thank you note. i did misspell three words and i do not use capitalization in forums or on discussion boards. never did, never will. However, when writing formal reports, whether conservation reports,...

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, north carolina archives, winston salem nc
north carolina archives, winston salem nc, simmons co: what else did you want to know? =========================================== the information is somewhat ambiguous and confusing about B F Huntley. as you, i have little in my materials. you should keep in mind that there were literally tens of thousands...

Antique Furniture: old rocker material, martin obrien, old chair
martin obrien, old chair, paper material: tom a picture would be most helpful. by description i am not sure what material might have been used. perhaps it is something than was done using what was available. i have seen seats done frm rural areas that were sugar dane leaves, corn leaves and...

Antique Furniture: Peck & Hills Table, Jacobean style hall table
Jacobean style hall table: Dear Denise, One never knows what they will find on the streets of New York City. What you have is a Jacobean Style Hall Table, most likely made in the 1910-1920 s. I believe what you are referring to is that the table is missing it s cross-stretcher,...

Antique Furniture: refinishing chifferobe, missing handle, ates, wether
ates, wether, peice: without seeing a full view picture of the piece i cannot comment on the age, woods, style or anything like that. if you repost with a full view pic i can address those things. as to the hardware, chances are very slim that you will find a match. you will...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brothers Sideboard, antique showers, jacobean style
antique showers, jacobean style, sideboard: jacobean style made in the 1920s. good company. the carvings may or may not be of wood. many times they are compo a mixture of clays and polymers. retail in a shop assuming the surfaces are good, smooth and stable, retail price in a shop would be 450-550...

Antique Furniture: side table, Dating a table
Dating a table: Hello again Melissa, While your table does indicate that it is from an earlier time period, judging by the use of hand-dovetailing, most experts will tell you it is difficult in the appraisal of furniuitre without the ability to handle it in person. ...

Antique Furniture: Trying to identify this table, windsor chairs, drop leaves
windsor chairs, drop leaves, iron hardware: It is a country dining table with drop leaves and cast iron supports for the drop leaves. These were made in the 1880-1890 times. The wood is generally walnut or chestnut. unfortunately your picture does not show the grain close enough to identify. many...

Antique Furniture: Value of chairs, Kittinger U-502 Chairs
Kittinger U-502 Chairs: Hi Martin, Thanks for your question regarding the Kittinger Model U-502 occasional chairs. To the very best of my knowledge your chairs were produced by the Kittinger company, most likely in the 1960 s. You might be able to find a branding mark on...

Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite, question michael, wood species
question michael, wood species, drawer chest: i had identified this company for another poster, give me time to search through the archives as it was not a large or well known company so it may take some time to find the post. i dont think this is 1940s although i am not disputing your statement. ...

Antique Furniture: Antique 72" Sideboard/Buffet, Jacobean Style Server Sideboard
Jacobean Style Server Sideboard: Hi Erika, Based on your photo and not being able to study the piece in person, if I had to guess, I would say that this is a piece of Jacobean style furniture that was produced in the 1910 to 1920 s era. There were numerous companies producing this style...

Antique Furniture: antique coffee and end tables, Saybolt-Cleland Coffee Table
Saybolt-Cleland Coffee Table: Hi Zach, I have no idea how old you are and whether you want to hold on to these pieces is a decision that you need to make. If it were me I would hold on to them because you will never see this quality of furniture being made in this country. We are...

Antique Furniture: antique furniture, sweet gum, empire style
sweet gum, empire style, piece of furniture: 1900-1920 empire style vanity cant tell the wood from the photo. these were done in oak, mahogany, birch, sweet gum. the scroll legs are almost always veneered. cant give a market value, cant see the surface condition or check the stability. ...

Antique Furniture: antique table, splitting hairs, cocktail parties
splitting hairs, cocktail parties, age style: i cannot identify the wood from the picture, a picture of the top will help with that. the table is a draw leaf table from the 1920s, very likely from belgium or the uk but could be made in the USA. a pic of the underneath and pic of the top will help...

Antique Furniture: Antique wardrobe doors, wardrobe doors, antique wardrobe
wardrobe doors, antique wardrobe, mirror backing: there is no quick fix for this and there are several methods depending on the wood, grain orientation, amount of finish on the fronts, amount of finish on the backs doors wont warp that fast just due to the pressure of the lean. unequal moisture...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Gate Leg Table, three tops, style period
three tops, style period, drop leaf: definately over sanded to a new surface, well intentioned however. age for the original parts would be around 1850 but there has been some alterations. as to the patches and all, i would leave them alone. in original condition, cleaned and re shellacked...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Table w. Folding Center Leaf, drop leaf table, modern invention
drop leaf table, modern invention, 30s 40s: answered in email the first time i remember seeing the folding leaves dwas in the 1920s. and looking at the picures again after the email, this is probably 30s-40s. and dont let anyone tell you that philips head screws is a modern invention--they were...

Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite
Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite