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German Wall Clock with Eagle on Top

2014/07/21 | By | Reply More
German Wall Clock with Eagle on Top

I recently repaired this German time and strike wall clock with eagle on top. It was made around 1880 – 1920. The case is 50 inches tall and 18 5/8 inches wide at the top. See more photos. Job 6220. The movement was in pretty bad condition. Both ratchet gears needed replacing. Two pivots were […]

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Last updated 2014/07/20

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

2014/06/30 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

I repaired this Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock made about 1902. The movement was very dirty, and had a broken time mainspring. Instead of being broken in one place, it was in 22 pieces! Improper cleaning can cause multiple mainspring breaks. Someone may have cleaned the movement without taking it apart. This can leave cleaning […]

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Last updated 2014/06/26

Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

2014/06/25 | By | Reply More
Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

Here is a Sessions wall clock in an oak case. Collectors often refer to this style of clock as a “Store Regulator”. This example strikes the hour and half-hour, and has a red calendar hand that indicates the day of the month. See more photos. Setting the Calendar The calendar hand advances automatically each night, […]

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Last updated 2014/06/22

Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

2014/06/24 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas drop octagon clock in a rosewood veneer case. The clock is 24 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The dial is painted metal. The minute hand is 5 15/32 inches long, and the dial’s minute track is 11 inches diameter. The clock is time-only (no striking). See more pictures. Repair […]

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Last updated 2014/06/22

Sessions Oak Cased Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

2014/06/23 | By | Reply More
Sessions Oak Cased Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a Sessions schoolhouse or drop octagon clock in an oak case. It has a time-only movement (no striking) The dial is paper on a metal pan. I like the style of the hands. See more photos. Repair job 6365. A previous repair shop had installed 3 large, ugly screw-in bushings (note to new clock […]

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Last updated 2014/06/22

Bushing Big Ben Alarm Clocks

2014/06/20 | By | Reply More
Bushing Big Ben Alarm Clocks

Part of the repair process includes bushing worn pivot holes. There are 2 popular friction bushing system sizes: KWM and Bergeon. I recommend KWM-sized bushings for all clocks including Big Ben alarm clocks. Bergeon bushings are a poor choice in most cases, as they require an overly large hole to reamed. This looks bad and […]

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Last updated 2014/06/16

My Westclox Story

2014/06/19 | By | Reply More
My Westclox Story

When I was a boy and stayed overnight at my Grammy and Granddaddy’s house, they put a Baby Ben alarm clock by my bed (not to wake me in the morning, but because I liked clocks). I looked at the dial and saw the name, Westclox. “That doesn’t sound like a real word”, I thought, […]

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Last updated 2014/07/17

Westclox Big Ben Style 1 Made in 1914

2014/06/19 | By | Reply More
Westclox Big Ben Style 1 Made in 1914

This Big Ben Style 1 alarm clock is dated 10-23-14 (October 23, 1914) on the movement. The Style 1 Big Ben was made from 1909 to 1918 (replaced by the improved Style 1a in 1918). This example has a “Dealer Imprint” dial saying: M. P. Kummerer Jeweler Bath, Pa. Westclox would imprint a dealer’s name […]

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Last updated 2014/06/15

Ansonia Black Cast Iron Mantel Clock

2014/06/18 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Black Cast Iron Mantel Clock

Here’s an Ansonia cast iron mantel clock that I recently repaired. The case has a black enamel paint finish, and an off-white enamel dial. The is 8-day movement and strikes the hour and half-hour. Height: 14 3/4 inches, width: 12 inches, dial’s minute track diameter: 4 1/8 inches. The minute hand is a replacement. See […]

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Last updated 2014/06/15

Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

2014/06/17 | By | Reply More
Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

This Seth Thomas drop octagon clock is only 17 1/4 inches tall and 11 3/8 inches wide. The dial is just under 8 inches diameter (many drop octagon clocks have a dial nearly 12″ in diameter.). The case is a dark mahogany color. See more photos. The movement is a variation of the popular No. […]

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Last updated 2014/06/15