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Antique Clocks: Mantel clock, mantel clock, seth thomas
mantel clock, seth thomas, clock repair: Without seeing the clock it is difficult to say as Seth Thomas made the same movements for many years. Sometimes there is a date on the back of the movement but that may only indicate the patent date of the movement. The case design is a more accurate way...

Antique Clocks: Moving grandmother clock, grandmother clock, tocks
grandmother clock, tocks, pendulum: It is a good idea to keep in the upright position but sometimes you can not. If you are laying it down, take off the weights and pendulum and tie a string or wire through all of the chains close to the top mounting bar of the movement. Twist the ends together...

Antique Clocks: MyQuestion is about a Grandfather Clock., electronic equipment repair, wire nuts
electronic equipment repair, wire nuts, soldering wire: Replacing electric motors is getting more difficult all the time on clocks. As we have gone to imports, these items simply are not available. Most of the time the motor has lead wires which are attached to the cord by soldering, wire nuts or crimp terminals....

Antique Clocks: new england wall clock, impossible question, wall clock
impossible question, wall clock, new england: Will This is almost an impossible question to answer with out seeing the movement in person. The number indicates it is a urgos movement, and probably 20 to 30 years old. It probably is just dirty and worn and is in need of a service. You should be able...

Antique Clocks: Sessions clock not ticking, queen anne, proud owner
queen anne, proud owner, back door: On a Sessions clock both springs are wound counter-clockwise so verify that. Look in the back and see if the mainsprings appear tightly coiled. If they do then the clock is wound. Releasing tension need not be done if the movement is in running condition,...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock gong adjustment, sessions mantle clock, screw thread
sessions mantle clock, screw thread, correct time: If there is a nut with screw thread on it to hold the minute hand on it will be easy to adjust. Loosen the nut and you should be able to move the hand enough to align with the correct time. Tighten the screw so it is tight enough to not allow the hand to...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Store/Shop Calendar Regulator with Calumet Advertising Glass, collectible clock, oak bottom
collectible clock, oak bottom, auction records: Well, I hope I don t confuse you more but valuations can be tricky. I have found auction records for the past 12 years or so. There is one about the same as yours but it had a reserve of $750 and did not sell. The one next to it has a new glass and sold for...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Tambour, westminster chime clock, gear trains
westminster chime clock, gear trains, repairman: Thanks, this is what I suspected. This is known as a cheater chime . Normally a Westminster chime clock has 3 gear trains and chimes every 1/4 with the hour count after completion of the hour chime. In order to lower production cost, some manufacturers made...

Antique Clocks: SETH THOMAS MANTEL 8 DAY, pendulum arm, wood mantel
pendulum arm, wood mantel, seth thomas: The columns are made of celluloid . The column tops and base feet are white metal. A hundred year and older paper dial will have discolored many years ago . Sunlight, dirt and age are the culprits. The dial may have suffered damage , spill etc. Also if...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Napolean Mantal Clock, seth thomas, napolean
seth thomas, napolean, repairman: An hour a day is going to be outside the regulating limits of either a pendulum or balance type escapement, you didn t indicate which one your clock uses. I would suspect it s gaining that much time because the movement is dirty and has some bearing wear....

Antique Clocks: skipped chimes, antique wall clock, good success
antique wall clock, good success, levers: It sounds like you have gummy lubricant in the strike lever pivots. These levers are located behind the face. One of them drops into the scroll which is on the hour hand bushing and is responsible for the correct chime count. They are usually held on by an...

Antique Clocks: how to slow time on clock, antique clock dealer, mantel clock
antique clock dealer, mantel clock, adjustment nut: There will be one of two methods depending on the design of the clock. Either the pendulum will have an adjustable bob with an adjustment nut at the bottom of the bob in which case you lower the nut to slow the time or if the bob is non-adjustable there will...

Antique Clocks: small french table clock, ansonia clock company, french clock
ansonia clock company, french clock, american clock: I haven t found this particular model but its an American clock probably made by the Ansonia clock company. This is an example of a swinging arm clock. Rousseau would be the model. The clock is of value but it would be worth more after a trip to a repair...

Antique Clocks: Synchron motor needs, gear shaft, synchron motor
gear shaft, synchron motor, miller high life: If you can take a picture of the clock motor and send it to me I may be able to help you. I will tell you that the 16 rpm may be a problem. Almost all of the motors available are 1 rpm. I have to see the design of the motor and the drive method ( drive...

Antique Clocks: 1930 Grandmother Revere clock, herschede clocks, grandmother clocks
herschede clocks, grandmother clocks, electric clocks: This is one of the early electric grandmother clocks. This will give you some information on the Herschede and Revere clocks. Please visit our web site: www.kieferappliance.com Herschede and Revere This website offers images scanned...

Antique Clocks: antique cuckoo clock, cuckoo clock, farmers daughter
cuckoo clock, farmers daughter, music unit: This is a chalet type clock, chalet because of the style building it represents. The movement is made by the Regula Company.The music unit is probably made by Thorens. The clock is probably 1960 s 70 s. On the hour the music box will play and the dancers...

Antique Clocks: antique mantel clock is missing the clock insert, antique mantel clock, westminster chime clock
antique mantel clock, westminster chime clock, hand shaft: Finding original movements when the original has been replaced or is not repairable can be very difficult. It will be more difficult in this case because of the things that happened in Germany during WWII. You might check with Merritts (www.merritts.com)...

Antique Clocks: Barn find Black mantle, clock case, mineral spirits
clock case, mineral spirits, old paint: Most of the old clocks were painted black and if the paint is almost gone you can repaint it with a good spray gloss paint. You can clean the old paint with mineral spirits. Then the paint should stick. To do the job right, I would recommend that you take...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle wall clock
Antique Clocks: Kienzle wall clock

Antique Clocks: Regulator No. 2 wall clock, case size, pendulum
Antique Clocks: Regulator No. 2 wall clock, case size, pendulum, distances

Antique Clocks: Gilbert banjo clock, banjo clocks, banjo clock
banjo clocks, banjo clock, cloth cords: The banjo clocks I have are manual start electric with cloth cords meaning they were probably built previous to 1935. I assume yours, being key wound, has a pendulum that hangs into the banjo compartment. If it is a chime clock with a non synchronized chime,...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock, sligh clock, sligh clocks
sligh clock, sligh clocks, modern clocks: Hi Lisa Sligh clocks were expensive to buy new so it may be worth investing in a repair if needed. Does the clock have a pendulum with a wooden stick or is it the brass lyre type? Most modern clocks of this type have markings or tags on the bottom of...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock stopped chiming, banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle
banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle, grandfather clock: With out seeing the movement it is very difficult to tell exactly what happened. Generally the center weight is the time weight on most clocks. That said, it sounds like you are on the right track. I think the strike is stuck and that will put stress...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle wall clock, pitch recognition, wall clock
pitch recognition, wall clock, kienzle: If your clock uses screw in chime rods they could be installed in the wrong holes. To check this, watch the sequence of the hammers as it strikes the quarter hour or the last third of the three quarter hour. They should strike the shortest Westminster rod...

Antique Clocks: Question about unusual clock..., pendulum swings, rectangular magnet
pendulum swings, rectangular magnet, tick sound: What you have described sounds like the transistor clocks that were sold at our gift shop when I was stationed in Germany. These were German made and powered by a dry battery of some kind. Since the year I was there was 1956, the transistor would have been...

Antique Clocks: Regulator No. 2 wall clock, electronic movement, wall clock
electronic movement, wall clock, old case: Page 44 of Merritts (www.merritts.com) shows some old style movements. Their cost is %69.50 with matching hands and pendulum. These are chime movements, they also have a time only movement if your clock was not a chime clock for $59.00. The chime movement...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, strike clock
seth thomas clock, strike clock, kitchen clock: That s my estimate of what it would bring on Ebay. Have you seen a similar one actually sell for that price? People can ask whatever they want but that doesn t mean the item is worth it. I mainly use auction records. I use a site called antiqueclockspriceguide.com....

Antique Clocks: seth thomas sequin e015-000, antique clocks, seth thomas
antique clocks, seth thomas, electrical tape: I think that is correct. It has been a while since I had to try to repair one of these. If you wrap one wire onto one cord wire and touch the other wire with the other cord wire and it does not spark a lot, you have found the two correct wires. If you have...

Antique Clocks: Telechron Clock info for model 8h55, electrical appliances, pegs
electrical appliances, pegs, peg: I m sorry but as per my instructions, I do not answer questions about value or identification. I will be happy to answer your question about repair or maintenance. I can tell you that if this is the type that has pegs around the dial of the clock that...

Antique Clocks: An unusual clock, mantle clock, marble base
mantle clock, marble base, grandfather clocks: Sorry for the delay in answering but we do not have our normal service available at this time. Sometimes it is difficult to tell what a given clock will sell for. I have seen grandfather clocks not bring $100 and I saw a clock with figurines at the sides...

Antique Clocks: wacon antique clock, us government patent office, us government patent
us government patent office, us government patent, antique clocks: That cord looks like it has been spliced. Is it spliced to a cloth cord? For safety reasons I am not enthused with spliced cords preferring to wire the replacement cord directly to the coil. I have a couple of cloth cord clocks myself and replace the cords...

Antique Clocks: wall clock, cuckoo cuckoo, cuckoo clocks
cuckoo cuckoo, cuckoo clocks, wikipedia the free encyclopedia: This is a little information about the man who started the company: Emilian Wehrle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Emilian Wehrle Emilian Wehrle (1832 – 1896, born in Schönenbach (Furtwangen), was a reputed Black...

Antique Clocks: 1972 clock, paragon design, 43630
paragon design, 43630, wall clock: Every Paragon clock I ve seen used a Hermle movement. Because the quality of the brass & steel in their movements made during the 70s wasn t as good as it should ve been, I usually advocate installing a new movement for the ones from that era instead of repairing....

Antique Clocks: ansonia clock, hand shaft, clock check
hand shaft, clock check, clock makers: I forgot to answer your refinish question. If the finish is as good as it looks in the picture I would not refinish it at all. The value will be cut about in half if you do not have the original finish. You can use a damp soapy cloth and clean it. Then...

Antique Clocks: Antique Bulova Electric Clock, electric clocks, electric clock
electric clocks, electric clock, convex glass: Hi Jerry The convex glass can be ordered from a supplier such as timesavers.com , the glass tabs may have to be unsoldered in order to get it into the bezel. The cord I use is a common extension cord with the female end cut off. The cord is then carefully...

Antique Clocks: Antique Bulova mantle clock, bulova mantle clock, hermle clock
bulova mantle clock, hermle clock, clock company: The 76 indicates year of manufacture as 1976. The movement was made by the Hermle Clock Company. This is a common movement found in many clocks and still produced today . The value of any clock cannot readily be given in this forum because that requires...

Antique Clocks: Antique Clock manufacturer, mantel clock, clock manufacturer
mantel clock, clock manufacturer, gernamy: Sometimes if you take the movement out of a clock it will be stamped on the front side with the manufacturer. Also there may be a paper sticker on the inside somewhere with the information. I can not really tell from the picture who the manufacturer is....

Antique Clocks: Antique Hamiliton Chime Clock, family nuts, hamiliton
family nuts, hamiliton, chimes: Lisa As you look at the front of the clock the left winding hole is for striking the hour, the middle is for the clock running or the timekeeping, and the right is for the chimes. It is not possible for it only to strike the hours only as the they are triggered...

Antique Clocks: calendar clock hand, clock hand, calendar clock
clock hand, calendar clock, wall clock: Hi Jim You can manually and carefully move the hand clockwise until you get to the desired date. If you feel a bind at any time let it alone for an hour or so, the unit would be in the shift mode, then you can go back and align it to the correct date...

Antique Clocks: clock an antique?, gilbert clocks, mantel clock
gilbert clocks, mantel clock, history of clocks: The clock is not german. I would guess that it is a wm. Gilbert clock from the shape of the holes in the gears. You could find out for sure by taking the movement out and the name should be on the front of the movement. I can t tell you anything about this...

Antique Clocks: Clock Question, cuckoo clock repair, poor workmanship
cuckoo clock repair, poor workmanship, farmers daughter: Hi Bill Up until about five years ago there was a replacement movement made for this clock . The only way to salvage clocks of this type is by rebuilding the existing movement. Most of the time when clocks fail to run after someone claims to have overhauled...

Antique Clocks: Clock wound the wrong way, rachet, wrong direction
rachet, wrong direction, granddaughter: The springs on this clock wind clockwise on the left spring and counter-clockwise on the right. The way the winding rachet is made it s virtually impossible to turn the key in the opposite direction so I would suspect you did nothing wrong but the movement...

Antique Clocks: Elgin Quartz Westminster Chime mantle clock, westminster chime, mantle clock
westminster chime, mantle clock, radio shack: If your parents solid state Westminster are like mine, it has a volume control which can be turned down to provide a low volume level. It can also be turned all the way down to eliminate the sound of the chime. The volume control will be found on the back...

Antique Clocks: Gothic Cuckoo clocl runs fast
Antique Clocks: Gothic Cuckoo clocl runs fast

Antique Clocks: Jauch Mantel clock Ser # 340-020 - 1974, john newman, designation
Antique Clocks: Jauch Mantel clock Ser # 340-020 - 1974, john newman, designation, clock

Antique Clocks: Waterbury clock made for Geo S Turner, clock mechanism, reputable shop
Antique Clocks: Waterbury clock made for Geo S Turner, clock mechanism, reputable shop, proud owner

Antique Clocks: wooden solar wind up clock 130-020germany, professional clock, hermle clock
Antique Clocks: wooden solar wind up clock 130-020germany, professional clock, hermle clock, modern clocks

Antique Clocks: Gothic Cuckoo clocl runs fast, pendulum length, cuckoo clock
pendulum length, cuckoo clock, clocl: This looks like a great little clock. Getting the correct pendulum length is only part of what it takes to make a clock keep time. The pallets have to be correct , no grooves , polished and adjusted properly. If the span or distance between the pallet faces...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock, grandfather clock, inaccessible place
grandfather clock, inaccessible place, sewing machines: It is normal for the weights not be able to be pulled down. That is the job of gravity. They will come down as the movement allows them. The movement relies on the weights for their motive power. Under the conditions you describe the clock should be ready...

Antique Clocks: Howard Grahm Miller Bracket Clock, westminster type, bracket clock
westminster type, bracket clock, gear train: John There is something wrong with the rack dropping. It almost sounds like some might have oiled the rack and now it drops when it feels like it. Or the chime side is to the point where it needs to be cleaned. If the chime gear train is dirty and worn...

Antique Clocks: Identifying a Clock, wooden wall clock, cuckoo clock
wooden wall clock, cuckoo clock, moon phases: Hello Caroline First of all I work on all types of clocks cuckoos are just a specialty. The company that made your clock is of course the Verichron Company. I would simply call this a round wall clock. I have repaired many clocks by Verichron , it probably...

Antique Clocks: Jauch Mantel clock Ser # 340-020 - 1974, mantel clock, rim
mantel clock, rim, wheel: Hi David If you look into the back of the clock you will see the floating balance . On the rim of the wheel is a finger or a tab . On either side of the wheel is a plus or minus, plus meaning to gain time. Turn the finger accordingly. This clock was made...

Antique Clocks: Kundo Aniversary Clock, anniversary clocks, mechanical spring
anniversary clocks, mechanical spring, keeping time: Hi Cindy Disregard what the other sites say about anniversary clocks. That information does not apply here, their concern is mechanical spring wound clocks. You have a battery powered clock. The cover should slide downward. When you replace the battery...

Antique Clocks: New Haven Clock, haven clock, clock company
haven clock, clock company, hand feature: Yes, this is a one day Tuscan. The pic I show is from 1886 but this style was popular for a long time so probably somewhere between 1880-1900. This style was made by most of the major companies under many model names. New Haven is the only company I know of...

Antique Clocks: Origin of grandfather Clock, ww ii, grandfather clock
ww ii, grandfather clock, clock face: The names on the dial are likely the retailers or sellers of the clock. Often times jewelry stores and other business s would buy a certain amount of clocks for resale and have their name printed on the dial. The clock looks American to me but a look at...

Antique Clocks: Papaw's clock, kitchen clock, papaw
kitchen clock, papaw, ebay: This a kitchen clock or oak gingerbread. This basic style was made by all the major companies and there are hundreds of patterns. These are not hand carved but the designs were pressed into the wood. My guess is that your clock is a Welch or Sessions and was...

Antique Clocks: R A regulator German wall clock, pendulum clocks, tick tocks
pendulum clocks, tick tocks, clock supply: Clocks that have been purchased without knowing the history should be oiled before being run. If they are dry, the pivots will wear rapidly. I would certainly try oiling it. You can use sewing machine oil for this purpose. Clock supply houses such as Merritts...

Antique Clocks: Schmeckenbecher won't wind, chiming clock, no screws
chiming clock, no screws, clock repair: Its a little hard to give specific instructions for an unknown. I have no idea what the case looks like , there is always a way to get to the movement. Sometimes the hands and dial must be removed. A few photos would have helped. If the chain is jammed...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Clock Movement, sessions clock, mantel clock
sessions clock, mantel clock, clock oil: This is a fairly common problem on older clocks. In fact a clock that was in my family which my daughter likes has the same problem and I have not had time to fix it yet. Repairing this will probably require disassembly of the clock. What happens is the pressed...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas clock, seth thomas clock, shaft
seth thomas clock, shaft: Take the minute hand off and rotate it 90 degrees on the shaft. Reinstall the hand and it should be good to go. This will only work for a hand with a square hold and a square shaft. If it is a shaft that you can only attach the hand by moving 180 degrees...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantel Clock(Pendelum), seth thomas mantel clock, pendulum bob
seth thomas mantel clock, pendulum bob, size squares: Page 91 of the Merritts catalog (www.merritts.com) shows item *P-527D as a reproduction Seth thomas pendulum bob. It weighs 2.5 oz. Hopefully this would not be too heavy for your clock. Merritts also has winding keys, but I do not know what size you need....

Antique Clocks: ONE OF THE SPRING STEEL TYPE SPRINGS THAT HOLD THE MECHANISMS THAT KEEPS THE MAIN SPRINGS FROM UNWINDING IS CRACKED, steel type, mauthe
steel type, mauthe, spring steel: Mike Go to http://www.merritts.com/clock_parts/public/productlist.aspx?Page=1&SearchText=click%20springs and they have an assortment of click springs. They probably won t have exactly what you need but they should have something you can work with....

Antique Clocks: stoppage, excessive movement, pinions
excessive movement, pinions, pivots: How is the suspension spring? Is it carrying the entire weight of the pendulum or is the pallet not completely free of the pendulum except at the hook? I have seen cases where the pendulum exerts a slight force, either forward or backward, at the hook thereby...

Antique Clocks: Waterbury clock made for Geo S Turner, waterbury clock company, antique clocks
waterbury clock company, antique clocks, seth thomas: In your first question you said the label says Made by Waterbury Clock Co. . So that is what it is. All the major companies made this style. The front of the movement is probably signed Waterbury Clock Co. If you can shine a flashlight down into the center...

Antique Clocks: west manor grandfather clock, grandfather clock, quality movement
grandfather clock, quality movement, mainspring: Usually when a mainspring pops it s because of sticky lubrication on the spring. As it unwinds, the coils stick together instead of sliding apart smoothly, then it sudden releases causing the sound you hear. If it releases with enough force, it can cause...

Antique Clocks: wind, ansonia clock co, shapleigh
ansonia clock co, shapleigh, clocks: This must be a non-chiming movement. It will only wind in one direction. Wind it until it stops. You can not over-wind a clock. When the spring is tight it will stop. Some of these were 8 day wind and some were only 1 day wind clocks. Please visit...

Antique Clocks: wooden solar wind up clock 130-020germany, pendulum swings, pendulum clock
pendulum swings, pendulum clock, machine oils: If it is a pendulum clock the pendulum rod will have to be lengthened slightly. Since 5 minutes is a very small percentage of 24 hours, this would only be an 1/8th of an inch or so. If you bend the pendulum rod be extremely careful and do it only with the...

Antique Clocks: 1899 Seth Thomas Adamantine clock, Adamantine S. Thomas
Adamantine S. Thomas: This Delos is certainly real and everything looks original. This is one of the best Adamantines I have seen. The inlay near the bottom is unusual. The Adamantine finish is a very early form of celluloid or plastic and often has chipping. The heads on the...

Antique Clocks: anniversary clock, anniversary clock, clock battery
anniversary clock, clock battery, seth thomas: Magnets don t go bad. The problem is the movement. The clock you purchased had a lifespan of @ 10-15 years and it was made in the late 70s to early 80s. There where too many different battery anniversary movement styles from the different manufacturers...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia clock 'PEAK' model, clock peak, paris exhibition
clock peak, paris exhibition, peak model: I have not heard the term PEAK as referred to clocks. Possibly, it refers to the shape of the case. It sounds to me it was shown at Paris in 1779 as the first commercial use of that design. From the time of first commercial use they would have, I believe,...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Clock type (PEAK), ansonia clock company, paris exhibition
ansonia clock company, paris exhibition, clock history: Here is a link that details the history of the Ansonia Clock company which by the way began in 1850, I don t understand the label and I also could find no reference for Peak clocks. http://www.antiqueansoniaclocks.com/ansonia-clock-history.php ...

Antique Clocks: Antique Cuckoo Clock, cuckoo clock, good shape
cuckoo clock, good shape, bellows: I will be the first to admit that I have not seen everything but cuckoos of that era had wooden dials . The maltese style hands are something that I have never seen on a cuckoo. It would be my guess that the dial and hands are not original to the clock...

Antique Clocks: Carriage clock strikes 10 minutes early, clock strikes 10, carriage clock
clock strikes 10, carriage clock, delicate hands: Check the bottom of the clock. There will be 4 screws, one on each corner that hold the cover posts to the base. There may be a cover plate hend by a central screw that hides this. Once removed, do not remove the 2 screws that hold the movement to the base....

Antique Clocks: Chimes keeps getting out of sync, chime strikes, hermle clock
chime strikes, hermle clock, montgomery wards: Hi Debbie This particular company , Jauch has been out of business for many years. I don t know the service history of your clock but it is pretty old as modern clocks go. The clock is in need of a total overhaul....not a cleaning job but an overhaul,...

Antique Clocks: clock, anniversary clock, clock face
anniversary clock, clock face, machine oil: It sounds like you have a 400 day anniversary clock. the fact that it was built in Western Germany indicates it was built before German re-unification. These were extremely popular 60 years ago. They were often given as presents for either Christmas, anniversary...

Antique Clocks: how to dewind clock, mantel clock, center punch
mantel clock, center punch, staff extension: I doubt your clock is wound too tight unless the main spring is broken. Sometimes clocks will stop after being wound as a result of a staff moving axially (lengthwise) during the winding process. This causes no problem if the clock is fairly new. However,...

Antique Clocks: Elgin, Nissan made anniversary clock, electronic chime, strike clock
electronic chime, strike clock, anniversary clock: How you synchronize the hands with the chime depends on how the hour hand is attached. If it is a push on hand, you will have to remove it and reinstall it. If it is held on with a knurled nut and driven by friction, simply loosen the nut and turn the hand...

Antique Clocks: Lubrication of Phinney-Walker clock, clock supply, clock oil
Antique Clocks: Lubrication of Phinney-Walker clock, clock supply, clock oil, sewing machine

Antique Clocks: finding out age of an antique clock, broken clock, clock movement
broken clock, clock movement, antique clock: Hello Ragnar Photos of the movement and case are important without them it is very difficult to identify the clock. The truth is any clock movement can be restored. A broken clock is not worth as much or anything at all. If it is missing entirely all...

Antique Clocks: Gilbert 1807 Mantel Clock, mantel clock, adjustment nut
mantel clock, adjustment nut, vintage shop: Hopefully, the hour hand goes on a square shaft. If so, it can be rotated until the clock chimes an hour, removed and re-installed pointing straight up. If this is not the case, please get back to me. To speed the clock up you will need to shorten the...

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock by John Fletcher Barnsley, grandfather clock, thomas fletcher
grandfather clock, thomas fletcher, brother thomas: I would need to see the arch from the back to see if it is genuine to the dial, some arches have been added later to fit a different case. The picture to the arch is unusual. If the maker is genuine to the rest of the dial, the date of the rest of the dial...

Antique Clocks: Haller mantle clock, haller clock, pendulum arm
haller clock, pendulum arm, mantle clock: It sounds like you have a nice clock from the yard sale. A new pendulum would be available from Merritts (www.merritts.com). I have no personal connection with Merrits but find them to be a good one stop source for parts. Merrits also has oil and I would...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton 340-020 Chime Problem, mantel clock, proper time
mantel clock, proper time, perfect time: You can follow the instructions here- http://store.howardmiller.com/wcsstore/HowardMillerPublicSite/Attachment/496978_r3_Mechanical_Wall_Mantel.pdf under Troubleshooting / Clock Does Not Chime at Proper Time That will correct your existing problem....

Antique Clocks: hammer striking, clock repair, grandfather clock
clock repair, grandfather clock, repair person: it is a gearing problem in the mechanism and one gear has slipped on its shaft and needs to be repositioned. perhaps a job for a clock repair person. I would need to know what exact movement is in the clock to tell you how to do it and then you might not want...

Antique Clocks: Hanson Grandfather Clock Hourly Bong Problem, grandfather clock, bongs
grandfather clock, bongs, wrong side: What you ve described is not something you could probably correct. If it only counts 1-2 times, it is usually due to the strike rack not dropping as it should. This commonly indicates gummy oil on the strike rack tube & post. It shouldn t have any oil there...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, howardmiller: If you ll contact Howard Miller- http://www.howardmiller.com/contact_us Give them the serial # and they should be able to tell you when it was manufactured. They don t have this info available outside the factory. A dealer might have an old catalog that...

Antique Clocks: howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, deceased family members: Hi Megan We have no way of determining the value of a clock on this website. At the present time clocks are not selling very well because of the economy and it is a buyers market. There is no set price for any used clock antique or not so old, condition...

Antique Clocks: Lady Sessions, sessions clock company, electric clocks
sessions clock company, electric clocks, electric clock: Heading into the 1950’s, The Sessions Clock Company was again turning a profit by selling cheaply made electric clocks. Most of these were plain looking, plastic alarm clocks, or kitchen wall clocks. The one exception to this lack of innovation was their ’worlds...

Antique Clocks: late strike, metal disc, square hole
metal disc, square hole, closest point: There is a possibility the trip cam has slipped on the minute hand staff. Another possibility is the minute hand is bent since on many clocks you have to set it by turning the minute hand. If the hand is straight, you may have to rework it to correct the...

Antique Clocks: Lubrication of Phinney-Walker clock, expansion and contraction, machine oils
expansion and contraction, machine oils, balance wheel: The most important things to lubricate are the pivots where the staffs (shafts) rotate in the side plates. I always like to put a little oil on the gears too as this reduces wear and prevents corrosion. You should be able to do this yourself. I have had...

Antique Clocks: mystery clock, mystery clock, english clocks
mystery clock, english clocks, bracket clock: Hi, yes, certainly the style dates from then. I don t need to see the gears as the engraved back plate is the interesting part. I can t authenticate this. You need to contact a big auction house for a more educated opinion. This would be called an English...

Antique Clocks: Pendulum not swinging, clock mechanism, wall clock
clock mechanism, wall clock, pendulum: If the problem isn t with borderline or dead battery levels then the problem lies with the movement. Modern battery movements are considered replacement tech. Individual movement components aren t available and this particular movement has been out of production...

Antique Clocks: Replace a crutch wire on a verge, correct angles, clock restoration
correct angles, clock restoration, time train: Unless you are skilled in clock restoration this is not as easy to do as it may seem. You have to remove the verge from the clock but first let down the power of the time train. A new brass wire will have to custom fitted to the verge and riveted back on...

Antique Clocks: stop clock from chiming, mantel clock, three winds
mantel clock, three winds, mechanical spring: Usually the center keyhole winds the time and this is the only one you should be winding if you do not it want to strike the chime or time. One of the remaining winding points winds the melodious chime, the other winds the hour strike which occurs after the...

Antique Clocks: strange bim bam chiming, shallow teeth, spring gear
shallow teeth, spring gear, main spring: Congratulation on purchasing the bim bam movement. If it has a bim bam strike on the half hour the strike counter gear, which is located on the same staff with the strike main spring, will have a series of shallow teeth, to count the hour, then one tooth and...

Antique Clocks: wentworth 31 day clock, day clock, 12 chimes
day clock, 12 chimes, thrift store: This is not a matter for repositioning the hands. The strike train is having problems. The rack tail...a stepped cam that falls onto the snail is the likely trouble.Instead of landing soundly onto the snail each time the rack tail is likely falling behind...

Antique Clocks: Bulova mantel clock not running, mantel clock, history of the clock
mantel clock, history of the clock, service history: The 76 indicates the year of manufacture. I don t know the service history of the clock but at this point this is a very old movement . The movement was made by the Hermle Company. What you describing is a clock badly in need of a total overhaul. The clock...

Antique Clocks: Chimes, grandmother clock, change tunes
grandmother clock, change tunes, westminster chime clock: often GF clocks have a lever at the #3 on the dial face in a slot typically to silence and or change tunes. not sure about the Enfield did you go in the back of the mechanism before to disconnect? might have a hold down lever on top of the chime hammers?...

Antique Clocks: Chimes, mantle clock, cam follower
mantle clock, cam follower, clock mechanism: It sounds like your Hamilton clock is equipped with a Seiko movement. I have one of these and when I purchased it at a garage sale it did the same thing yours is doing. I do not remember all the details of repairing it, but I do recollect two pair of contacts....

Antique Clocks: CLOCK KEY, seth thomas clock, gompertz
seth thomas clock, gompertz, key hole: The front key hole is for the chime/silent setting. The 2 on the back of the movement are for manually winding the springs for the chime & strike. It s important to know that on this movement that isn t necessary, when you plug in the clock the springs will...

Antique Clocks: Clock replacement, clock repair shop, inch diameter
clock repair shop, inch diameter, elgin: Page 19 of Merritts (www.merritts.com) catalog lists three 2-3/4 inch diameter quartz fit-up movements. These fit in a 2-3/8 opening. They list some other sizes too, you may have to do some adapting if your hole is larger or smaller than the 2-3/8 . The...

Antique Clocks: Emperor grandfather clock chimes out of sinc, hammer heads, grandfather clock
hammer heads, grandfather clock, sinc: do not understand: but doesn t seem to play the continuous tune I expected 4 notes then 8 then 12 then 16 notes on the hour is as continuous as it gets--help me here the hammer heads need to be all about 1/8 from the chime rods when in their resting...

Antique Clocks: f krober clock, clock manufacturers, antique clocks
clock manufacturers, antique clocks, wire feed welder: Clock manufacturers sometime do not do a good job of making parts available. This is especially true of antique clocks. Merritts has some verge (www.merritts.com) and even some matching verge and escape wheel combinations. If you find you cannot get a...

Antique Clocks: possible bim bam box clock...Japanese?, japanese clocks, american clocks
Antique Clocks: possible bim bam box clock...Japanese?, japanese clocks, american clocks, dial type

Antique Clocks: Verichron 24 hour world clock, quartz clocks, zulu time
Antique Clocks: Verichron 24 hour world clock, quartz clocks, zulu time, screw head

Antique Clocks: Franz Hermle 261 080B, clock repair shop, franz hermle
clock repair shop, franz hermle, cannon pinion: 261 has a 33.2mm handshaft length like many other Hermle movements--any clock repair shop will ahve parts off any dead movements in their scrap bins--anlong with the any other part in the area.. 2.6 lb is the weight requirement for both sides the pendulum...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton 340-020 Chimes, chime, train
chime, train: I don t know how old this movement is or the condition but it may be time to visit the repair shop. It sounds to me as if the lever that activates the chime is not being picked up enough to unlock the chime train on the hour. Other problems may also be present...

Antique Clocks: Identifying a Grandfather Clock, german clock, clock cases
german clock, clock cases, floor clocks: I have seen grandfather clocks or floor clocks as they are sometimes known sell for $75 to $500 US. On one occasion the clock built in the 1920 s or 1930 s would not receive a $100 opening bid at an auction I attended. Of course this clock was not set up operational...

Antique Clocks: Identifying a Grandfather Clock, german clock, grandfather clock
german clock, grandfather clock, approximate age: They believed it was an antique German clock from the 1920s era. I also think the same and the maker s name may be on the mechanism current value for clocks is lousy and with out inspecting the mechanism for condition, etc I could not guess value -...

Antique Clocks: Linden wall clock, stop the clock, replacement technology
stop the clock, replacement technology, wall clock: Battery movements are replacement technology. When there s something defective with the movement, it s replaced rather than repaired. Replacement movements can be found online at Klockit.com or Clockparts.com if you want to do this yourself instead of paying...

Antique Clocks: Mauthe wall clock, mauthe, wall clock
mauthe, wall clock, center time: The winding is as follows, left/hour strike, center/time, right/1/4 hr. chime. If there isn t a chime/silent switch you could try only winding the center spring but if the chime winds down in one certain position it may stop the clock from running. Then you...

Antique Clocks: old school clock, westminster chime, furnace transformer
westminster chime, furnace transformer, school clocks: I suspect these are slave clocks designed to be operated by a master clock. We had these where I attended school and I had an opportunity to work on them at times. The one we had operated on 24 volt AC current. Every minute the master clock would put out an...

Antique Clocks: possible bim bam box clock...Japanese?, bim bam, electronic clocks
bim bam, electronic clocks, german clock: It sounds like you are on the right track with the age. The term vessel is vaguely familiar to me but it sounds like a German name. Your uncle may have bought this at the PX in Germany if he was a GI or at a local German clock shop. In the 60 s and 70...

Antique Clocks: Questions about an old swiss clock I found at a yard sale, jewel movement, jeweled movement
jewel movement, jeweled movement, antique clocks: it looks like you have a nice piece there. The OCT 98-78 probably refers to a date the placed for sale. The rest of the figures probably refer to a price paid for it or, if it was a consignment piece, who owned it and how low they can go if someone dickers...

Antique Clocks: Rake and snail, gear puller, side plates
gear puller, side plates, time savers: The correct procedure for removing or hands, for that matter, is with a gear puller. The gear on the far side in your picture will have to be removed to separate the side plates. Sometimes you can use a pin punch and some means of supporting the plate...

Antique Clocks: Regulator Clock, regulator style clocks, catalog www
regulator style clocks, catalog www, approximation: Pages 217 and 218 of Merritts catalog (www.merritts.com) shows a number of Regulator style clocks. They range in price from $85. to $135. The catalog does not say where they are made but I suspect they may be made in China. this should give you an idea of...

Antique Clocks: Replacing Simplex Clock Movement, quartz battery, synchron motor
quartz battery, synchron motor, continuous sweep: Contact Time Savers in Arizona. The number for orders is 800-552-1520 and for support is 480-483-3711. They have many different models with second hand, calendar, strike and/or chime, and pendulum. They have the best selection I know of. I suggest you call...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock, tension spring, spring tension
tension spring, spring tension, steel pin: Sessions calender clocks used simple calenders that is, they don t self-correct for 28,30 or 31 day months. They are easy to understand and easy to adjust. Remove the clock dial and you should see something similar to the picture. Put the minute hand back...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas clock won't run when level, seth thomas clock, pendulum swing
seth thomas clock, pendulum swing, pendulum bob: do not think bending is correct - PUSH on the 90 degree elbow part of the brass flat stock verge arm that swings from left to right. it swings easily till it stops in each direction-apply more pressure after it stops and it should adjust your beat. alternately...

Antique Clocks: Smiths 8-day striking clock, mantel clock, striking clock
mantel clock, striking clock, tongue depressors: This clock is probably very fussy about being level or perhaps slightly out of level. What you must do is listen for the time between ticks and tocks and shim the feet so they are truly even. A level might be of some help, but there are some clocks that run...

Antique Clocks: Telechron runs slow, automatic transmission fluid, zenith clock
automatic transmission fluid, zenith clock, rotor discs: I have serviced quite a few of these Telecron clock movements. It is necessary to put a hole in the cap so fluids can be added. I generally file a (corner) of the cap for this purpose. Drilling a hole can be risky as you might hit the rotor discs inside the...

Antique Clocks: unknown clock maker, clock maker, clockmakers
clock maker, clockmakers, petit pont: he is in Bailli s watch & clockmakers of the world same info a master from 1756-1789 in Paris on Rue du Petit-Pont all I know............ There were literally tens of thousands of clockmakers in the 18th century - to find much more than the above...

Antique Clocks: Value & how to sell E. Lauffer Grandfather clock, antique clocks, grandfather clock
antique clocks, grandfather clock, lauffer: I would not be the best to ask as I deal in pre c1810 antique clocks and have a limited knowledge of this area sorry, as per my description. I noticed a clock for sale that was similar with an estimate $900 - $1,600 Starting Bid $450 This was from 2006....

Antique Clocks: Verichron 24 hour world clock, central time zone, zulu time
central time zone, zulu time, greenwich england: I have a clock similar to the one you have and it gives what is known as Zulu time. This is the time in Greenwich England which is quite often known as British Standard time. I do not belive Zulu has a daylight savings time, otherwise it would be called British...

Antique Clocks: Vienna double weight wall clock chime, chime strikes, clock chime
chime strikes, clock chime, wall clock: My first thought is that the strike cable got crossed over on itself when rewinding. Inspect the cable on the drum from a side view and be sure that it s properly wound on the drum. If not, use a small screwdriver or other device to press lightly on the click...

Antique Clocks: Wangja clock, pendulum, grandparents
pendulum, grandparents, ebay: not made any more http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=wangja+clock buy this one and take the glass out of it? buy regular glass and put some transfers on it to look similar? like here: http://www.timesavers.com/findbydesc/SearchCatalogMain.asp?ProdDesc=transfe...

Antique Clocks: Westminster Pendulum Clock, westminster chime, pendulum clock
westminster chime, pendulum clock, style clock: Hi LeeAnna This type and style clock has been made by countless companies . The model number you provided is no help in identifying a manufacturer. You might check the box for a booklet as this should help identify the distributor. The value of all clocks...

Antique Clocks: electric clock, lane cedar chest, electric clock
lane cedar chest, electric clock, hot glue: if you really want to replace the coil - you will need to know the number stamped onto the coil-- is this a Telechron coil? I would try to re-insulate the existing wires-electrical tape- hot glue- etc. your problem is in the wire that actually plugs...

Antique Clocks: G.B. Clock era, gustav becker clock, german clocks
gustav becker clock, german clocks, most significant change: We could find nothing on Gustav Baker clocks, however, there is a Gustav Becker clock manufacturing company and the website to the history of the company is below. http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/GustavBeckerHistory.html the...

Antique Clocks: haller mantle clock, tall case clocks, wooden mantle clock
tall case clocks, wooden mantle clock, haller clocks: Pendulums are available from Merritts (www.merritts.com) and probably from Timesavers (www.timesavers.com). A number of pendulums are pictured on page 91 of their catalog which you should be able to view online. I do not know if the total length is supposed...

Antique Clocks: movement, clock hands, balance wheel
clock hands, balance wheel, clock repair: your dipping and draining could have done something for sure. sounds like this is a balance wheel movement? could be the balance needs better cleaning or adjustment-did you properly oil the mechanism after dipping and draining? your cleaning method is not...

Antique Clocks: Ingraham switch, pendulum escape, modern clock
pendulum escape, modern clock, shelf clock: Use the new EW if you want but I would use the old if it is in good shape. The EW should fit snugly on the new hub. Peen the hub in a few places as original or cheat and put a drop of solder on the back. The new pinion should be in about the right place on...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall clock - part needed, clock movement, antique clocks
clock movement, antique clocks, time train: The mainspring in the center is for the time train and is available from the suppliers previously mentioned. They ll need the measurements, length, width & thickness. Please note that I don t advise mainspring replacement without the proper equipment such...

Antique Clocks: Kundo clock stopping, anniversary clock, spring length
anniversary clock, spring length, golden numbers: I would never attempt repair of these whithout the Book : http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=400+day+repair+guide+&_sacat=0&_from=R40 looking in the book -- I see the KO units all use .0032 and the smaller mini-KO units...

Antique Clocks: Mini Linden Alarm Clock, two bells, settling an estate
two bells, settling an estate, alarm clock: We checked on ebay and there is a clock like you describe with a bid on it for $16.99. The bid will probably run higher before it is over. Yours would be worth more as it has the original paperwork and box and runs. I have been able to pick up little...

Antique Clocks: ra clock, pendulum bob, machine oils
pendulum bob, machine oils, good bargain: I assume you are referring to the suspension spring which provides the pivoting action for the pendulum. Page 103 and 104 of Merritts (www.merritts.com)shows a number of suspension springs. You should be able to bring these up online. Item #P-21.2 measures...

Antique Clocks: Re: Smiths Wooden works shelf clock, shelf clock, long periods
shelf clock, long periods, graphite: If you enjoy the clock and don t mind winding it every day, then run it. I have never seen much wear in these wooden movements. I have also found that they can sit for long periods and need only some graphite to get going again. I have one that sat at least...

Antique Clocks: Revere Telechron Dual Chime, mantel clock, electric clocks
mantel clock, electric clocks, little cone: The red indicator should go to silver whenever you set or attempt to set the clock. Pulling out the time set knob to engage the set gears causes a little cone to move the indicator. The flag will then remain the same color as the clock face until power fails...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas A300-100 versus A300-006, seth thomas, electric clocks
seth thomas, electric clocks, speed motors: Unfortunately, my collection of clocks is in IL and I am in FL right now so I cannot check to determine the similarities between Seth Thomas movements. As I remember, all of my Seth Thomas electric clocks use low speed motors which are quite reliable. The...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas "king bee", seth thomas wall clock, kansas city mo
seth thomas wall clock, kansas city mo, king bee: This clock is a model King Bee . I was able to find 3 sold at auction in the last decade. They sold for $265, $500, and $775 so there is quite a range. These 3 had been refinished. Yours has original finish which is a positive. I would put yours toward the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas shelf or mantel clock, mantel clock, hardwood veneer
mantel clock, hardwood veneer, seth thomas: The wood is certainly a hardwood veneer. I can t tell if it is walnut or mahogany. The metal is also hard to say from a pic. If a magnet sticks to it then it is iron or steel. If it does not stick it could be either brass or white metal. I would generally...

Antique Clocks: Setting the beat on a Jauch Mantel Clock Movement, mantel clock, clutch system
mantel clock, clutch system, sears roebuck: To set the beat you take a hold of the pendulum leader and move it to the right or left until it stops, and the push it a bit farther. It has a clutch system built in. As far as the striking, if it strikes 4 move the hour hand to four. If it strikes 1 then...

Antique Clocks: setting up my clock to ring., uss chancellorsville, wikipedia the free encyclopedia
uss chancellorsville, wikipedia the free encyclopedia, bell clock: I am sorry for the delay in answering your question as I was away on a cruise for the last week. Unfortunately, the cruise ship did not sound the ship s bell sequence. My ship s bell clock has no means of turning off the sounding of the bell. It is a Telechron...

Antique Clocks: Shatz & Sohne speed adjustment, schatz sohne, lantern clock
schatz sohne, lantern clock, platform balance: This uses a platform balance escapement but the balance faces the front of the clock, you re seeing the back or base of the escapement. The adjustment lever is shown in the cicled area and is cocked over full fast. Move the lever gradually back toward center,...

Antique Clocks: tavern clock, screw eye, seth thomas
screw eye, seth thomas, mfr name: If the clock is as old as you were told, it probably has either a cast brass or wood movement, in any case it probably has a defective click. The click allows the cable drum to turn the large bull gear on the cable drum staff. It is pushed down by a leaf spring...

Antique Clocks: trademark, professional woodworker, mantle clock
professional woodworker, mantle clock, clock manufacturers: This sounds like a case of the manufacturer of the movement not wanting to disclose who he is. This is quite common as there were many case makers who bought movements from major clock manufacturers and sold them either under their own name or had the jewelry...

Antique Clocks: Viennese Regulator - Winding drum line has wrapped around spindle, clock mechanism, brass nut
clock mechanism, brass nut, attachment point: The movement will need to come out of the case and yes, the 2 brass thumbscrews hold it in. After removal, locate the winding click on the great wheel(see photo). Depress the tail end slightly so it is not engaged with the clickwheel. The drum can then be...

Antique Clocks: Zaandam clock repair, pendulum assembly, slip clutch
pendulum assembly, slip clutch, clock repair: easy one here just read up on my boilerplate answer - it applies to your clock as well: 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...

Antique Clocks: 60 year old Junghans Mantle Clock
We stock many different types of movements but the shipping may be expensive. Let me know if you would like a chiming movement or just a time movement. I also have to know what length the center shaft is so it will fit your clock face. I have mini movements...

Antique Clocks: anniversary clock.
Schatz no jewels unadjusted september 1952 call these folks, get the whole unit-- put it in with the little bolt at the top that comes in from the side: http://timesavers.com/i-8946273-6789-schatz-standard-49-suspension-unit.html the next trick...

Antique Clocks: clock
There were many manufacturers of clock cases and a relative few of movements. That appears to be an electric movement, possibly made by Sessions or as it was later called United Clock Company. However, General Electric/Telechron, Timex/Ingraham and Seth Thomas/Spartus/Westclox...

Antique Clocks: clock cleaning
more harm will come to them by trying to clean them without taking them apart dust off with brushes and oil the shaft ends with clock oil http://timesavers.com/i-8945158-extra-long-3-3-8-long-needle-oiler-with-oil.html or ask for some at a clock...

Antique Clocks: Clock hands don't move
I doubt your problem is caused by a defective gear. The torque on these gears which drive the minute hand is extremely low. Possibly, the gear may have shifted position and is, therefore, not driven. A more likely cause of your problem is a defective minute...

Antique Clocks: clock runs to fast.
try a photo not so close please-- in your photo there is a set screw holding a little flat steel mushroom shaped plate --that plate is a cover for the shaft end just to the right of it that looks like a little brass peninsula--move it to cover--try again on...

Antique Clocks: Getting the clock to strike at proper times
If it sat for a long time unwound it may require cleaning because the springs were exposed to the air and they may have a slight coating of rust on them. They will not release with rust on them. The springs would have to be cleaned and greased as well as...

Antique Clocks: Herschede tambour
I can help you with some of your questions. Tung oil will preserve the wood and really bring out the color of the wood. If there is no date stamped on the works it is difficult to date. Do a search of the Herschede company and see if something shows up...

Antique Clocks: Old Session Clock
do not know the exact year - probably about 1915 era http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/SessionsHistory.html the pendulum hangs from the rear --do you have the key and the pendulum bob? suspension feathers for the clock about...

Antique Clocks: replacement movement for Linden 31 day schoolhouse wall clock
big challenge even for me - hard to find replacements due to lack of standards. I would: 1) get the clock fixed professionally 2) replace with battery movement or 3) forget the whole idea. #1 is the best idea- the movement looks ok in the photos-might...

Antique Clocks: Saunders Sydney clock
if the one without the weight is the chain on the left as you face the clock --yes that is why no hour strike. can you reach the hook with, say a large opened paper clip to hook on to the chain and then put the weight on the other end of the paper clip...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Clock Model D, Westminster Chime, electic
I would guess what you are referring to is a gear case. I would take the top off and look inside and if it contains gears I would lubricate them with a household oil such a sewing machine oil.If you need further information, please send me a photograph of...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Lot 944 Clock
I don t know about lot 944 . It sounds like something from an auction. My research says this is a Giant no. 13 . The case looks basically complete except it appears you need a backboard. Do you have the movement, dial or pendulum? If not, these can be found...

Antique Clocks: United Horse and Carriage Vintage Clock
Many of the clocks with the continuous burning light employed a neon lamp which was soldered into the electrical circuit. This lamp was rated at 1/4 watt and employed a series ballast resistor so it could operate on 120 volts AC. Changing the light bulb is...

Antique Clocks: Winterhalder & Hofmeier Clock
In 1937, after many years of superb quality clockmaking, arguably the finest in Germany, the firm closed its doors for good. The movements produced by this firm around the turn of the 20th century are often mistaken for English movements because of their fine...

Antique Clocks: 340-020
Mitchell You can t over wind a clock. The clock has stopped because of some force (dirty, worn, out of beat if pendulum movement) and that issue needs to be resolved. Without seeing the clock I can not tell you which it is. They have been making this movement...

Antique Clocks: Ansonia Clock Identification
I found your clock in the 1914 catalog as shown. If the case looked really bad, I doubt refinishing would lower the value. The coils of the spring may be stuck together if it sat fully wound for a long time. Mainsprings have a lot of power and can cut you...

Antique Clocks: Clock runs too fast.
The first thing to check is the suspension spring. Be sure the spring is not bent and that the pendulum holder or rod is attached in the right place on the spring. If this is all correct, the only way to make it run slower is to lengthen the suspension spring...

Antique Clocks: Cuckoo clock strikes two minutes early
The relationship of the various gears in the strike chain would change the cuckoo timing by about a second. The trip point is determined by the trip cam, the trip lever and the minute hand staff. If you wanted to disassemble the movement again, you could grip...

Antique Clocks: Ingraham Synchronous
The term synchronous means that your clock is powered by an electric motor which operates in direct proportion to the power line frequency. Since the electric utilities do an excellent job of keeping the frequency correct, synchronous motor driven electric...

Antique Clocks: Oxford electric clock (circa 1930)
Congratulations on getting such a unique piece. Before you send this clock off, I would try lubricating it. If it has an open movement putting a drop of oil such as sewing machine oil on the various pivot points where the shafts extend through the side...

Antique Clocks: Seikosha 14 day
If the key wont turn I would guess that it is either wound tightly already or you may be turning in the wrong direction. It will only wind in one direction. One side could wind one direction and the other side may wind in the opposite direction or both the...

Antique Clocks: Set Chimes on Seth Thomas Medbury 5E Electric Mantle Clock
I can not see the entire movement in the picture that you sent but I think I know what you have. The key is about 2 long and about 1/4 dia. and has a larger end for winding. They have not been made for some time so I do not know if you will find one. It...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas chime problem
the problem is probably caused by a bent snail cam following lever. This lever sits on top of the snail shape cam located on the hour hand sleeve. It should stick straight out toward the face of the clock. You will have to remove the hands and face to access...

Antique Clocks: starting the clock
can you hear a tick-tock sound as the pendulum swings side to side? does the weight on the right feel heavier than the one in the middle? advise sitting for an old clock like yours is not good-- tend to set up and get gummy and gears do not wnat to turn...

Antique Clocks: Universal Automatic Timer
The starting and direction of rotation on electric clock motors is determined by the relationship of the shading copper rings on the magnetic poles. On some clocks you can turn the coil and pole pieces over to reverse the rotation. On those with the coil built...

Antique Clocks: Wall Clock Identification
I would imagine the information that will be engraved to the back of movement will help you. I unfortunately specialize in pre C1810 british antique clocks and so I am not a specialist in this area if you see my description sorry. Check the back of the movement...

Antique Clocks: wangja 11-86? 31 day clock
click on the spring ratchet has a problem and need pro repair. Probably not caused by attempt to wind the wrong way, but to simple mechanical failure. Should be easy to have a pro see the problem internally, but might be more costly to fix than is reasonable...

Antique Clocks: Antique wall clock runs fast-cannot adjust
A minute an hour is a lot. Do you have room at the bottom of the case to get in a longer pendulum? If so, I would see if you can get a longer pendulum and you can always adjust it shorter. Or you can replace the suspension spring and rod and cut off the...

Antique Clocks: Clock runs slow
The speed of a clock is determined by the distance between the center of rotation and the center of the pendulum bob. First, be certain the adjuster is working properly then see if the correct pendulum bob is installed. Sometimes, the pendulum will get lost...

Antique Clocks: Clock won't bong on hr but does on 1/2 hr
This clock is fairly late - probably 1920 s-30 s. If you remove the dial, the front plate of the movement should be dated. The number on the left is the month and the one on the right is the year. I m not sure about its being DIY but I ll explain what the...

Antique Clocks: Clock won't run anymore
The major companies made millions of clocks in this basic style. Yours is a Gilbert and is probably signed on the front plate. There may also be a manufacture date there. The date you mention sounds more like a repair date but I m not sure. I m afraid you...

Antique Clocks: dutch 8 day wall clock
The new suspension rod is too short. You need to get one longer or the one you have is too strong. Some times you can sand down the feather part of the suspension rod and slow the movement down. Since this new one is no good try sanding it as thin as possible....

Antique Clocks: Dynasty Clock Missing Pendulum
you can get a pendulum from any of the clock supply houses. Merritts, Timesavers. Weight of the pendulum doesn t matter as much as the length of the pendulum. You can buy the suspension spring wire and the pendulum from both of the above place. Cut the suspension...

Antique Clocks: Antique wall clock runs fast-cannot adjust
Antique Clocks: Antique wall clock runs fast-cannot adjust

Antique Clocks: Farmer's daughter cuckoo clock problem
The only question I would have, is the gear train running and not raising the young guy in lederhosen up the ladder?, or is the train not running at all? If the train is running, check the little clutch pawl that turns the chain sprocket so the guy climbs...

Antique Clocks: Gustav Becker 2 weight wall clock
Is the pendulum not hanging separately from the case. Once you remove weights movement should come out if you need to check any serial numbers. I will give you approx date from a picture if you like. To get the clock in beat is there not a screw on either...

Antique Clocks: Hermle Mantle Clock Doesn't Keep Time
If you will refer to your picture, in the upper left side there is a wheel that spins back and forth. You will see a + and a - next to the hole where the balance wheel is mounted. That is the direction that you have to turn the adjuster on the wheel. I...

Antique Clocks: japy freres
The flywheel or fan has to be able to spin freely on the staff. This is because at the end of the chime cycle a lever drops in the path of a pin which provides a very abrupt stop for the chime movement. The fan then spins a half a turn or so thereby reducing...

Antique Clocks: mantle clock
I have not seen a Seth Thomas clock made in that era with a second hand or anything that may look like one. It sounds like this part may have been added somewhere between 1881 and now. Check on Ebay and see is someone has one listed similar to yours and...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Legacy IV clock
Aaron When the hammers are at rest they should be about 1/16 inch above the rods. You may need a little more than this depending on how high the hammers are lifted when striking and how hard they come down. You have to bend them up and let the clock strike...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Model Long Alarm
Yes, you are correct. You didn t send a pic but I m pretty sure you mean the clock in the pic I sent. Date is more like 1910-15. Johnson would have been the retailer so you would have to find where this particular Derby is and go from there. (local library,...

Antique Clocks: Smith Sectric Mantle Clock
If it is three hours out on every hour, just move the hour hand carefully to correct hour. The hour hand will probably be on a clutch and the clock will be count wheel strike. These clocks are later than we deal in but I am sure it will be same principal ...

Antique Clocks: Thorens movement cuckoo clock
What you have there is called a Hunter s clock. Hunter s clocks varied somewhat as to if they showed the animals in their normal live position or dead. These varied quite a bit as far as showing rifles, rabbits, deer, etc. Yours being an 8 day has two large...

Antique Clocks: Waltham 31 day clock
You have purchased a clock with a Made in China movement. The original Waltham Company has been out of business for years. The China manufacturers just stamp the Waltham name on their clocks. It makes it look like an American clock. Now on to your problem....

Antique Clocks: cleaning a Janch clock that is not running, grandfathers clock, plaster wall
grandfathers clock, plaster wall, ed kelley: If the movement is clean enough it will not require disassembly for cleaning, carburetor cleaner seems to work quite well. Use the little straw that comes with it to blow the dirt out of the pivot points and gear pinions. Be certain to do this in a well ventilated...

Antique Clocks: Clock Trademark, grandmother clock, atwater kent
grandmother clock, atwater kent, clock radios: I have looked up the brand name Eikeisha on the internet and cannot find any information on that spelling. I found Seikosha. Could that possibly be the spelling on the clock or is the Eikeisha very clear. There was a radio manufacturer by the name of...

Antique Clocks: Colonial by Zeeland Grandfather Clock, clock factory, grandfather clock
clock factory, grandfather clock, grandfather clocks: The numbers you provided are Colonial Clock factory numbers pertaining to a particular model and do not give a repairman details such as what movement is in your clock. The front door glass should be beveled . The company is no longer in business so this...

Antique Clocks: Correcting the chiming on 1897 Ansonia Chester clock, chiming clock, sears roebuck
chiming clock, sears roebuck, roebuck catalogue: while it is striking the hour when the minute hand is moved to 6 continue quickly to move it to five minutes after the next hour. it will now be doing the single strike at the half hour like it is supposed to be. to make the hour strike agree with...

Antique Clocks: escapement gear, hand shaft, exact replacements
hand shaft, exact replacements, waterbury clocks: You can get a new escape wheel cut here- http://www.fendley-cox.com/ Be sure to contact them first, you might need to send more than just the escape wheel. Regarding the Waterbury clocks, you ll need to order the closest matching hands you can then make...

Antique Clocks: G.e mantel clock, mantel clock, electric clocks
mantel clock, electric clocks, telechron: The Warren Telechron Company was the pioneer in electric clocks. As far as I know, they were the first to offer a self starting clock. Their clocks had a red flag which appeared when the electric power would fail. This was reset by pulling out the set knob....

Antique Clocks: Grandfather clock, grandfathers clock, grandfather clock
grandfathers clock, grandfather clock, house calls: Gina If it is a newer clock (last 40 years) the movement will have a number on the back of the movement. If you can get the numbers I can tell you what a new movement will be. You can also just e-mail directly at iccco@ithacacalendarclock.com. Mik...

Antique Clocks: Hammond mantel clock, needle nose pliers, mantel clock
needle nose pliers, mantel clock, clock hands: All of the clocks in my collection, which have knobs that must be removed to get to the movement, have screw on knobs. To remove the knob, do as follows: 1. Determine which direction the knob must be turned to move the hands forward. 2. Grab the shaft...

Antique Clocks: Hemel 130-020 adjustment, mantle clock, hermle
mantle clock, hermle, second image: Adjustment will depend on the age of the mechanism. The newer style Hermle balance is shown in the first image and is adjusted by turning the screw at the upper right (circled). One complete turn changes the timekeeping by 1 min./day. The older style is shown...

Antique Clocks: japy frere mantle clock, mantle clock, screw hole
mantle clock, screw hole, two wheels: Improper mesh could cause a clock to not function properly. It is generally caused by someone rebushing a clock improperly in that they locate the pivot hole in the wrong location. I do not see any evidence this clock has been rebushed, so doubt this is the...

Antique Clocks: Maker of old west German cuckoo clock, german cuckoo clock, clock pendulums
german cuckoo clock, clock pendulums, clock cases: Breiting, I believe, is a brand of watch and they can also produce clocks. This is a German organization and the country of origin being West Germany. There are many manufacturers of clock cases and relatively few of movements. In many cases, the maker...

Antique Clocks: mantel clock problem, mantel clock, pilot lights
mantel clock, pilot lights, gear train: It sounds like your clock needs to be oiled. To do this, you will probably have to remove the movement from the case. I have found household oil such as used for sewing machines works quite well for this. Be certain to get all the pivot points. The reason...

Antique Clocks: McClintock electric alarm clock, electric clocks, vintage clock
electric clocks, vintage clock, art deco style: Electric clocks generally do not show much wear and run until the lubricating oil stiffens and becomes varnish. This varnish can generally be removed with carburetor cleaner or one of the cleaning materials available from organizations such as Merritts (www.merritts.com)...

Antique Clocks: Repair of Colonial of Zeeland Clock, pendulum swings, grandfather clock
pendulum swings, grandfather clock, nawcc: Check to make sure the pendulum is in beat - http://mb.nawcc.org/showwiki.php?title=Beat_Setting_101 If the pendulum is properly in beat then the clock may be stopping due to the suspension and/or crutch having been bent or damaged in the moving process...

Antique Clocks: runs fast, mantle clock, madel
mantle clock, madel, frick: Shaker You say the adjustment is set to max, why not turn it back to slow it down? Without seeing the movement and what kind of adjustment you have it is hard for me to tell you how to adjust. If you could send a photo to iccco@ithacacalendarclock.com I...

Antique Clocks: Sessions clock, sessions clock, mantle clock
sessions clock, mantle clock, sanderson fl: see #0612 on this website: http://www.skipsclockshop.com/Tambour.html Dutch people are not original and your case is slightly different. can t tell if some of the case is missing or damaged on the left side in your photo?? you should be able to get...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Westminster Model 1773 wall clock, westminster model, seth thomas
westminster model, seth thomas, wall clock: Judie model number means nothing to me, but it probably has a hermle movement in it. Here is one link I came up with for starting a hermle wall clock. Do a search and probably thier is a you tube video on how to do ti also. http://billsclockworks.com/merchandise/instruction-sheet.html/22...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Westminster wall clock, seth thomas, wall clock
seth thomas, wall clock, chimes: There should be only one place that it will do the hour 16 note and the hour strike. You said it struck the hour on the quarter after. Then it should always strike the hour on the quarter after. If this is the case you take the nut off and take the minute...

Antique Clocks: Walter Durfee Tall Case Clock, tall case clock, durfee
tall case clock, durfee, s market: There is a nice clock and there is a market for it. The movement is also considered under the condition of the entire clock. The market is not very good for clocks right now and it is a buyer s market. Dealers that I am familiar with are buying clocks like...

Antique Clocks: Adamantine Clock, celluloid, stencils
celluloid, stencils, ebay: This is an adamantine clock which refers to the celluloid or early plastic finish which no one else used. This is called mahogany and is from the 1910-20 period. Sometimes but not always, these are dated on the bottom in stencils. If so,there would be a...

Antique Clocks: Clock, mantel clock, live in london
mantel clock, live in london, auctioneer: It is what it is, a pretty mid 20th century small mantel clock. I cannot be to exact on the age, without you letting me know details from movement but this will not be important. It is 20th century. It will wind from the back and go for 8 days I believe. Not...

Antique Clocks: Clock chime, mantle clock, clock chime
mantle clock, clock chime, leather pad: Many older clocks are missing the leather pad on the hammer which strikes the chime gong. Age takes its toll on this and causes the metal of the hammer to strike the gong without the cushioning affect of the pad. This makes the clock very loud and gives it...

Antique Clocks: Dynasty 31 Day Wall mount Clock, chinese clock, history of the clock
chinese clock, history of the clock, day clocks: 31 Day clocks were, as far as I know, first made in Korea. They started making these in either the late 50 s or early 60 s and as far as I know are still building them today. More recently, the Chinese have started building 31 day clock movements. In my collection...

Antique Clocks: GE Electric Waii Clock, stepdads, ge electric
stepdads, ge electric, waii: It is probably 40 to 50 years old. The somewhat older GE clocks had a red flag that came up when there was a power failure to let you know the time was probably not correct. This flag was reset by pulling out the time set knob. Even earlier clocks were called...

Antique Clocks: ?Grandfather Clock?, clock movement, grandfather clock
clock movement, grandfather clock, pendulum: German Hermle movement from 1975--Hermle s part # 451-050 pendulum is 85cm long the case, unless you can find a dial marking or sticker inside - will be un known- looks like it says something on the dial inside the gold chapter ring above the hands? advise......

Antique Clocks: Hamilton 340-020, mantel clock, modern clocks
mantel clock, modern clocks, mid 1980s: This is a very old movement. Modern clocks have a useful lifespan of around 15 years. The clock is worn to the point where it is no longer getting the power necessary to operate the chime. there are several reasons why you are getting the single note. The...

Antique Clocks: Hamilton Grandfather clock, world globe, grandfather clock
world globe, grandfather clock, hermle: Made by the Hermle Co in Germany for Hamilton in 1974 Hermle is still the largest maker of movements in the world and brand new 451-050 movements with a 85cm long pendulum are available easily if needed : http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=hermle+451-050+85cm&_sacat=0&_from=R4...

Antique Clocks: identification, semca, walker company
semca, walker company, hamilton watch: Phinney Walker Company (a division of the Hamilton Watch Co). From the 1930s the Phinney Walker Company became more of a marketing company than a producer of automobile clocks. The company was active until the 1970s. In the later period of the company...

Antique Clocks: Memhard and Milller Carriage Clock, browser address bar, google
browser address bar, google, french clock: This is a French clock from about 1890. Any maker s mark would be on the backplate but there is often no name on these. So I m afraid I can t help with the maker. Memhard & Miller was the retailer and ordered imported clocks with their name on them. I just...

Antique Clocks: R & A CHIME WOODEN CLOCK, chinese clock, westminster style
chinese clock, westminster style, westminster chime: ok Korean--a bit better, not much for sure not antique- maybe 25 years old nothing to do with Westminster which is an ID for a clockwith 3 winders playing the Westminster chime (Big Ben) on the quarters yours is called a time and strike ...

Antique Clocks: Schlenker Clock, german exchange student, bim bam
german exchange student, bim bam, post world war 2: The initials FHS does not ring any bells with me. Since there is no country of origin marked on the movement it could possibly have been made by one of several clock makers who succomb to foreign competition. That clock dial looking portion of the symbol could...

Antique Clocks: set slow time mantel clock, mantel clock, silver wheel
mantel clock, silver wheel, bracket clock: only 2 minutes a day - probably can be adjusted two styles of balance assembly and thus two methods --depends on how old the clock is one looks like A attached and adjusts with the single setscrew on the upper right -- speed up by turning the screw...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Acquisition #792, mantle clock, acquisition model
mantle clock, acquisition model, seth thomas: There are many things that can be wrong with your clock. The clock may have the wrong pendulum Someone may have tried adjusting the clock to make it run and did so incorrectly The mainspring may have been changed with a stronger one causing a gain The...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandmother Clock, grandmother clock, seth thomas
grandmother clock, seth thomas, words of advice: assuming it is not a big tubular chime clock. mark with tape the weight positions and remove them use a twisty tie or two around the cables or chains to clump together remove pendulum by un-hooking just at the bottom of the mechanism (not off the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas selfwinding clock, seth thomas, mechanical clocks
seth thomas, mechanical clocks, time instruments: Seth Thomas became a part of General Time Instruments Corp. in, I believe, 1931. Westclox of LaSalle, IL, joined General Time a little bit later. Eventually, the term Instruments was dropped from the name. Recently the Seth Thomas factory in Thomaston, CT,...

Antique Clocks: slow-fast setting, american clocks, desk clock
american clocks, desk clock, seth thomas: As per my description I specialize in pre c1800 antique clocks, this one will be alot later unfortunately. generally all clocks regulation is by the length of the pendulum, longer makes the clock go slower and shorter faster. If the clock has an escapement,...

Antique Clocks: Tilton Sessions Mantel Clock, sessions clock, mantel clock
sessions clock, mantel clock, mechanical portion: http://timesavers.com/search.html?q=10196&go=Search this is the key I would suggest if anything a pro should look at it and oil it --it does not seems to be in too bad condition from what I can see. dates about from the 1930 s but I have no specific...

Antique Clocks: -Zaandam clock, pendulum assembly, slip clutch
pendulum assembly, slip clutch, brass piece: -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: clock manual, mantel clock, instruction manuals
mantel clock, instruction manuals, emil: Instruction manuals tend to be rather small and were often kept with the clock for a while and eventually thrown away. Some of my clocks have the instructions affixed to the back or to the door. Merritts (www.merritts.com) has about four pages of instruction...

Antique Clocks: colonilal by zeeland granfather clock, granfather clock, origional owner
granfather clock, origional owner, titters: Most of the time the front legs are adjustable. Turn them and see if they get shorter and longer. If so, turn one in and the other out to stabilize the clock. It should stand level both side to side and front to back. She may have mixed up the weights...

Antique Clocks: Daneker The York County Clock, pendulum clock, mantle clocks
pendulum clock, mantle clocks, clock hand: Daneker made quite a variety of clock styles including floor, wall and mantle clocks. It appears to have been a German company. The two holes will definitely be for winding it. If a key came with it, this would simply be inserted in the hole and over the...

Antique Clocks: Dunhaven Mantel clock "85" 34-020, mantel clock, center hole
mantel clock, center hole, repair man: pj For some reason the chimes are not working and it is fully wound. You might look for a nickel plated arm on the inside of the clock which can be moved up and down. It is used to shut off the chimes. Your clock may not have it, in which case the chimes...

Antique Clocks: dutch zaandam clock, zaandam, forward direction
zaandam, forward direction, grandad: Zaandam built clocks for a good many years. One identifying characteristic of really old clocks (approx. 100 years old) is they used counting wheel strike. These clocks did not automatically synchronize the strike with the position of the hands. Newer clocks...

Antique Clocks: E Howard #1 Banjo Regulator Wall Clock to sell, clock enthusiasts, hardy nebraska
clock enthusiasts, hardy nebraska, antique malls: If you have any antique malls in your area, I would contact some of the dealers and see if they would be willing to sell it for you. They may get 25% but you will not have to ship it and show it. Good luck. Please visit our web site: www.kieferappliance.co...

Antique Clocks: empress 31 day clock, cam follower, day clock
cam follower, day clock, gear train: I checked the strike operation on my 31 day clock and it uses the strike gear train only when striking the hour. The half hour has a seperate cam follower which lifts the strike hammer as the hour hand staff rotates and drops it on the half hour. You have...

Antique Clocks: GE table model alarm clock-Age?, analog clocks, telechron
analog clocks, telechron, ge electric: The G.E. Co. Bought out the Warren Telechron Co. Sometime in the early 1930 s. they soon changed the name from Telechron to General Electric. They continued the use of a red flag which appeared when the power failed. This flag is reset by pulling out the time...

Antique Clocks: Herschede Tall Clock, westminster chime, tall clock
westminster chime, tall clock, tubular bells: We checked on ebay and found clocks similar to yours ranging in buy it now price varied from $2000. to $4000. A lot depends on the condition of the case and whether or not it is in running condition. Your clock looks like it is in very good condition. ...

Antique Clocks: Mustersehutz clock, german words, star of david
german words, star of david, clue: D.G.M.S., which stands for the German words: “Deutscher Gebrauchs Muster Schutz” which is translated as German Sample Protected. Very often these carry the word Musterschutz , stamped onto the base This word in reality simply means copyrighted or...

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

Antique Clocks: new haven small eight day mantel clock(2.5")face, mantel clock, center shaft
mantel clock, center shaft, hair spring: if there is some dirt or oil in the coils of that balance spring or some of the coils are touching, then the clock will run fast. After that,the length of the spring in the coil is another adjustment that can be made- the outer end is most often pinned...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas E511-000, seth thomas, striking 12
seth thomas, striking 12, accurate time: If the clock is striking 12 EVERY hour, then there s a problem with the movement that will need to be adjusted. You won t be able to correct it by manipulating the hands. Without knowing your capability in repairing clocks, I would suggest you take it to a...

Antique Clocks: simple leaf suspension spring, hand shaft, mantle clock
hand shaft, mantle clock, seth thomas: The picture shows the correct mounting for a suspension spring on the back of a movement with the fast/slow adjustment through the dial. The spring is placed in between the slot in the adjustment chops and pushed into the slot in the suspension post at the...

Antique Clocks: Value of Seth Thomas 1899 adamantile, seth thomas mantle clocks, ebay
seth thomas mantle clocks, ebay, right direction: There are a number of Seth Thomas mantle clocks of this era. On ebay they have one for $185.and a couple for a little over $200. This the buy it now price and it may sell for a little less. You can go to ebay and search Seth Thomas Mantle clocks. ...

Antique Clocks: 8 Day Wall Clock, wall clock, correct time
wall clock, correct time, half hour: At some point when the minute hand is heading toward the 6 push the minuter hand past 6 and right up to 12. It may start striking at 6 but do not wait for it to strike. Go right up to 12 and let it finish striking. It should now be striking the hour at 12...

Antique Clocks: Aluminum Ansonia movement, internal combustion engines, clock repair shop
internal combustion engines, clock repair shop, zinc aluminum: The Hall-Heroult process for separating aluminum from its ore, boxite, was not put into process until the late 1800 s, thus I doubt the clock is over 100 years old. My best guess would be it was built during the Korean War (1950-54) as copper was in short...

Antique Clocks: clock, cuckoo clock, quartz battery
cuckoo clock, quartz battery, birds nest: I am not familiar with the clock that you describe. It sounds like it has a quartz battery operated movement or maybe two. There may be two separate movements, one for time and one for moving the characters. Be sure that you put batteries in both movements...

Antique Clocks: Clock maker marks, american clocks, seth thomas
american clocks, seth thomas, clock maker: Merritts (www.merritts.com)has a number of reference books. To own them all would probably cost over $500., therefore, I have not invested in them. There are two volumes dedicated to Seth Thomas alone. They have them for Gilbert, New Haven, Ansonia, Ingraham...

Antique Clocks: Colonial of Zeland grandfather clock, chime clocks, westminster chime
chime clocks, westminster chime, clock manufacturers: Ebay has a Colonial of Zeland floor clock for 300 to 500 dollars or best offer. Yous is a bit more ornate so it would probably we worth more than that. About 5 years ago my son in law bought a Howard Miller which was very ornate for $900. This clock had been...

Antique Clocks: Dulciana Sessions Mantel pendulum Clock, pendulum clock, oblong hole
pendulum clock, oblong hole, clock repair: you need a pair of hands the right length with an oblong hole in the minute hand and a nut and washer to hold it on with. Hands are only $5 a pair but need to be fitted and perhaps filed and a proper washer and nut fitted--You need to take it to a pro clock...

Antique Clocks: gingerbread clock, snail, curve
snail, curve, clock: This needs an adjustment between the alarm and the lever on the movement that rides on the back of the alarm dial. This can be done by bending the wire that connects the two. If you can look at the back of the alarm dial you will see it is a snail or cam with...

Antique Clocks: Hafis Wadsworth Ladies Watch, antique watches, hafis
antique watches, hafis, ebay: I personally would guess this to be about 100 years old. My expertise is primarily with clocks and radios so you might want to try someone who is more into watches. Under item 6 were the letters U N before the letters ADJ. This means that for import duty...

Antique Clocks: Ithaca Grandfather Clock, wooden finials, brass finials
wooden finials, brass finials, grandfather clocks: Debbie Ithaca grandfather clocks are not worth a lot of money. If it is a time and strike spring driven they sell in the $300-$800.00. To get the $800.00 it needs to be all original, with the original finials and be in excellent shape. Most are missing...

Antique Clocks: Mantel Clock, westminster chime, mantle clock
westminster chime, mantle clock, mantel clock: What you have there is called a Tambour mantle clock. This is commonly referred to as a hat clock because of the shape of the case. Since it has three winding points it chimes on the quarter hour and strikes the hour on the hour after it chimes. it is probably...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock, oil soap
seth thomas clock, oil soap, soda water: If the case is made out of plastic it probably can be cleaned with almost any soap or detergent. If this does not work try baking soda water. Unfortunately baking soda is somewhat abrasive so be careful in its use. If the affected case parts are made of...

Antique Clocks: Striking the hour on hour and half hour, cam follower, kitchen clock
cam follower, kitchen clock, antique clocks: I looked at the movements on my two antique Gilberts and found there was only one cam for both the hour and half hour strike. Since it strikes correctly on the hour I would say there is no problem with the cam. On both of my clocks, the hour strike mechanism...

Antique Clocks: value of hall clock, chime clocks, antique electronic supply
chime clocks, antique electronic supply, westminster chime: Tall case Westminster chime clocks vary greatly in asking price. I once went to an auction where an older weight driven clock with a cloth cord for the internal light could not draw a $100. bid. I paid as little as $75 for a grandmother clock (not an antique)....

Antique Clocks: 1982 Colonial Zeeland Grandfather Birdnest, pawl, prolly
pawl, prolly, pulley: James Best thing to do is to find the manufacture of the movement and then go to thier website and look for exploded diagrams of the winding drums and then you can see where the click or it might be refereed to as a pawl is located. If it is on the inside...

Antique Clocks: 1987 lippinzanner horse clock model 2, clock repair shop, horse clock
clock repair shop, horse clock, alarm clocks: If it is a wind up clock, the strike mechanism is separate from the clock itself. It does not sound serious. Something is not releasing as it should. If you do not feel that you can take the clock apart and try it, yes, you should take it to a repair shop....

Antique Clocks: Attaching pendulum, clock case, floor clock
clock case, floor clock, timesavers: You are right, there is something missing. It is called the suspension rod. At the top it has a very small leaf spring which hooks to a post at the center top of the clocks movement. It extends down through the loop on the verge where you are now hanging the...

Antique Clocks: clock winding, hourly chime, calendar clock
hourly chime, calendar clock, grandfather clock: I assume this is a spring driven clock? Ithaca did make these with weight driven movements. Either way the procedure is about the same. The winding hole on the right powers the time and will wind counter-clockwise. The left one is for the strike and could...

Antique Clocks: Dualite Clock disassembly, briggs and stratton, professional clock
briggs and stratton, professional clock, clock makers: Sometimes hour hands are difficult to remove. They are pressed on to a tapered sleeve which turns on the minute hand staff. I have found sometimes you have to turn the hour hand while you pull up on it to budge it loose. Sometimes you have to even use pliers...

Antique Clocks: dualite clock hour hand removal, wall clocks, dualite
wall clocks, dualite, gears: Most smaller clocks have hands which are made as a one piece stamping. Larger clocks such as the grandfather style and the larger wall clocks generally use an hour hand that has an arbor that is swedged around the hand stamping. Sometimes the latter is difficult...

Antique Clocks: E. Lauffer Grandfather Clock, thumb screw, striking clock
thumb screw, striking clock, grandfather clock: You want to make sure the hammers are aligned with the chime rods.On either side of the movement there is a thumb screw.This screw moves a set of hammers toward or away from the rods to adjust the tone.You may also have to bend the hammers slightly for tone...

Antique Clocks: Wm L Gilbert clock model "Salmon"
Antique Clocks: Wm L Gilbert clock model "Salmon"

Antique Clocks: Identify a Clock, pendulum clock, wooden clocks
pendulum clock, wooden clocks, new clock: Trend is probably the maker of the case for your clock. I do not know anything about this particular manufacturer. I am quite familiar with the Hermle Co. Hermle builds many different sizes of movements and will supply them to case manufacturers. Wooden...

Antique Clocks: Mantal clock age, mantle clock, mechanical clock
mantle clock, mechanical clock, search ebay: If this is a battery clock, using a quartz movement, it is probably 20 or 30 years old. If it is a battery clock using a mechanical movement it may be a bit older. I have in my radio collection a Bulova table radio which appears to have been built in the...

Antique Clocks: my mantle clock won't keep ticking, mantle clock, clock shops
mantle clock, clock shops, clock oil: Operating a shop is a fairly expensive proposition in S. CA, I am sure. Thus, technical work would cost about $50-$60 an hour. In most cases, all the clock needs is to be oiled and possibly cleaned. This requires removing the movement from the case and applying...

Antique Clocks: mastercrafters happy times model 911, ballast resistor, internal ballast
ballast resistor, internal ballast, bayonet type: Is the overall length about an inch and about 1/4 inch in diameter with a point on the opposite end from the lead wires? If so, send me your address and I will send you a bulb. The reason I have so many is because I ordered two thinking they were $2.30...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Clocks: Buchbinder clock
Antique Clocks: Buchbinder clock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Clocks: Striking problem
Antique Clocks: Striking problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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