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Setting Your Clock Ahead to Daylight Saving Time

2014/03/03 | By | 3 Replies More
Setting Your Clock Ahead to Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time in the USA officially starts Sunday March 9, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. You will need to set your clocks forward one hour. I recommend doing this before you go to bed on Saturday night (March 8th) On the majority of clocks, it is okay to set the hands forward one hour. When […]

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Last updated 2014/03/03

Schatz “London Coach” 400 Day Clock Made in April 1955

2014/01/06 | By | Reply More
Schatz “London Coach” 400 Day Clock Made in April 1955

Here is a Schatz “London Coach” 400 day clock with Arabic numerals instead of the usual Roman numerals. See my post, Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock Made in September 1955 for comparison. See more photos. This is the earlier style of London Coach. The movement hangs on a bracket. The bracket flexes, and later […]

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Last updated 2014/01/04

Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

2013/12/25 | By | 1 Reply More
Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

Here is a German one-day musical cuckoo clock from about the 1960s. It ran and cuckooed and the music played fine. But the clock would stop once per hour, always with the minute hand pointing to 9 on the dial. When I moved the minute hand forward, I could feel it turn hard when moving […]

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Last updated 2013/12/24

Kienzle German Box Clock

2013/12/23 | By | Reply More
Kienzle German Box Clock

This Kienzle box clock from Germany has the cheaper type of movement with lantern pinions and thin movement plates. They run for years, due to the very strong mainsprings. If a mainspring breaks, its strength can cause gear teeth to get bent or destroyed. This clock had new pivot hole bushings installed some time ago. […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

2013/12/05 | By | Reply More
Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

I recently repaired this early Sessions “Black” mantel clock. The E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. became the Sessions Clock Co. in 1903, and the label on the back of this clock has BOTH company names on it. The case is 11 inches tall, 16 3/8 inches wide at the feet and 13 1/2 inches wide […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Revere Electric Chime Clock, 1940s

2013/11/28 | By | Reply More
Revere Electric Chime Clock, 1940s

Here’s an electric clock with Westminster Chime, made by Telechron and marketed by Revere Clock Co., Cincinnati. These clocks are very reliable, and many have run for 30 or more years before needing repair. This one had a new rotor (the sealed gearbox part of the motor) replaced in 1971. The receipt for the rotor […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Seth Thomas Falcon Electric Clock, Made in 1940

2013/11/23 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Falcon Electric Clock, Made in 1940

This electric desk clock by Seth Thomas  is called the “Falcon”. The movement has the date code 6 40 (June 1940). The case is leather-covered wood and is 5 7/16 inches square. The dial is about 3 inches diameter. This clock uses an interesting and long-lasting motor known as the Sangamo self-starting synchronous. The rotor has […]

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Last updated 2013/11/22

Smith’s Enfield Striking Mantel Clock

2013/11/21 | By | Reply More
Smith’s Enfield Striking Mantel Clock

Smith’s of England made this small mantel clock. The dial says Smith’s Enfield. The clock is 7 9/16 inches tall and 8 7/16 inches wide. It strikes the hours and half-hours on a coil gong. The aluminum dial has embossed numerals and  a 4 1/8 inch minute track. A previous repair shop used screw-in bushings […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

2013/11/20 | By | Reply More
Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

Here’s an Ithaca grandfather clock I repaired in July 2013 (and I did another one last month). William L. Gilbert Clock Co. made the movements of these clocks, as discussed in Ithaca Grandfather Clock with Gilbert Movement. See more photos. Repair job 6121. I polished the pivots, installed 12 bushings, replaced the time mainspring with […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

2013/11/13 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

When this Schatz cuckoo clock arrived at my shop, it was in pieces (a family member of the owner had attempted to repair it). The photos below show the clock before repair: I looked everything over, and all the parts were present and in good condition. I did the following: Dismantled the rest of the […]

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Last updated 2013/12/21