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Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

This Schatz “Midget” 400 day clock was made in September, 1968 (date code 9 68 on the back of the movement). The midget is identified by “JUM/7” in the circle on the back. The pendulum on these clocks goes faster than on the miniature models – it makes 12 half-oscillations per minute. See more photos. Repair […]

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Last updated October 4, 2013

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Pillars and Roman Numerals

November 19, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Pillars and Roman Numerals

This Schatz standard 400 day clock has an unusual design on the pillars (see photos). Instead of the common leaves pattern, there are a series of connected arcs and dots. The movement date is 6 52 (June 1952) and the dial is the attractive and less-common style with Roman numerals. See more photos. Repair job 5926. […]

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Last updated November 18, 2012

Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

October 15, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

Many antique American clocks have mainsprings that are stronger than necessary. The most popular replacement mainsprings are even stronger than the originals. These strong replacement springs cause wear to the main wheel teeth and pivot holes. Thinner mainsprings are available, and should be used to replace old replacement springs that are too strong. Here is […]

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Last updated October 15, 2012

Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

October 3, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

In clocks, the pivots (the ends of the gear shafts) rotate in holes in the brass front plate and back plate of the movement. After years of use, these “pivot holes” wear to an oblong shape. To bring the clock back to good condition, the movement should be disassembled and cleaned. Then, the pivots are […]

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Last updated October 13, 2012

Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

September 11, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

The Seth Thomas August 1941 Clock Catalog shows the Staunton mantel clock on page 11. It is available in electric (Staunton-1E) and windup (Staunton-1W). The example illustrated here is the windup version, with a movement date of 41-7 (July 1941). See more photos. Here is the catalog description: STAUNTON-1E  (Ilus. Left) With self-starting electric movement Strikes hours […]

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Last updated September 11, 2012

The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

This is the Ansonia 5-pillar shelf clock movement. It strikes the hours, and is nominally an 8-day movement, although it will usually run close to 2 weeks on one winding. The plates of the movement are 5 3/4 inches tall and 3 5/16 inches wide. 5 steel pillars secure the front plate to the back […]

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Last updated October 11, 2012

Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock, Mahogany Finish, Back Escapement Movement

September 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock, Mahogany Finish, Back Escapement Movement

This beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock has a mahogany finish and two pillars on each side of the case. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 12 1/4 inches tall and 16 3/4 inches wide at the feet. The minute hand is […]

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Last updated September 11, 2012

Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Pearlescent Plastic dial

September 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Pearlescent Plastic dial

This Kundo miniature 400 day clock has an unusual dial – it is thin plastic with a pearlescent finish and Roman numerals. It was made in the 1950s, and has a round base with leveling discs, and a pendulum locking device. See more photos. Repair job 5858. Horolovar back plate similar to 1381 with the […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock with Large Dial

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock with Large Dial

Here is another Kundo standard 400 day clock with large dial, as I described in Kundo and Welby Standard 400 day Clocks with Large Dial. This example has “wings” on the movement to make it look like the wide movement that was first used on Kundo standard 400 day clocks. It has the older type of […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012

Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

August 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

I’ve always liked the appearance  of these green and black Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks, and this one is interesting in having the model name “Sussex” stenciled on the back. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 11 3/4 inches tall […]

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Last updated August 29, 2012

Kroeber Regulator No. 31 Wall Clock

August 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Kroeber Regulator No. 31 Wall Clock

This mahogany-cased wall clock was made by F. Kroeber, New York, but it has a nameplate and instruction label of “Cook & Jaques” inside the case. The movement is labeled “F. Kroeber, New York” Kroeber probably bought the movement from a maker such as Noah Pomeroy, who commonly made the type of escapement used in […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012

Schatz 400 Day Clock, Roman Numeral Dial with No Name, Ivory Painted

August 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz 400 Day Clock, Roman Numeral Dial with No Name, Ivory Painted

Here’s another Schatz 400 day clock with Roman numeral dial. This one has an ivory painted case. The dial doesn’t have the Schatz name, so the clock was made around 1949. (There is no date on the movement either, as Schatz started putting the date code on their 400 day clock movement in 1952.) See […]

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Last updated October 4, 2013

Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

August 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

This Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock is very plain, yet is a great example of an old clock of classic design that will be reliable for many years. It has the No. 89 movement, very reliable and efficient, and one of their best movements, in my opinion. The clock is 17 inches wide, 9 1/8 […]

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Last updated August 23, 2012

E. N. Welch Oak Kitchen Clock

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Oak Kitchen Clock

I recently repaired this clock, and replaced the mainsprings with longer, thinner ones to make the clock keep better time and reduce mainwheel tooth wear. The dial and hands are original, unfortunately, part of the top of the case is broken off. The clock was made around 1880 – 1890. The E. N. Welch Mfg. […]

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Last updated July 29, 2012