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Waterbury Tambour Mantel Clock with Enamel Dial

September 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Waterbury Tambour Mantel Clock with Enamel Dial

I recently lubricated this clock, and I thought it was pretty enough that I should illustrate it. The dial is enamel with the numerals fired into it (like on antique pocket watches). It has a very popular type of movement that is used in many of Waterbury’s mantel and shelf clocks. Notice the copper color […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

German Wall (Box) Clock

September 1, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
German Wall (Box) Clock

This wall or “box” clock was made in Germany, but has no maker’s markings. The movement says 42/105 and 392 on the back, and 392 on the front. It has a coil gong, with the gong base labeled “Viola-Gong D.R.G.M.” The German clock companies were trying to outdo each other in the richness of sound […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Copper, Nickel and Brass 400 Day Clocks

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Copper, Nickel and Brass 400 Day Clocks

Most 400 day clocks have a round brass base that is polished and lacquered. Some nickel-plated 400 day clocks were made. These are uncommon, and I see only 1 or 2 of these per year in my repair shop. I recently repaired a copper plated Schatz 400 day clock! It is the only one I […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Kundo Nickel Plated 400 Day Clock Made about 1950

August 31, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Kundo Nickel Plated 400 Day Clock Made about 1950

This Kundo standard-sized 400 day clock has a nickel plated finish instead of the common plain brass. It has a wide-plate movement so I believe it was made on the early 1950s. The back plate has no name, just the Kundo logo in a circle. It uses a 0.0032 inch thick suspension spring. I didn’t […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Copper Plated 400 Day Clock

August 31, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Copper Plated 400 Day Clock

This is the most unusal Schatz 400 day clock I’ve seen – it has a copper plated finish. It is the only one I’ve see in all my years of collecting and repairing clocks. When the clock came in for repair, the finish on the base had been damaged by attempted polishing. The movement and […]

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Last updated July 3, 2012

Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock

August 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock

This is one of the most often seen 400 day clocks: the Kundo standard with brass base, glass dome (5 1/2 by 11 inches) and enamel dial. The Kundo is a well-made clock and will last for many years. This one is about 56 years old and still going strong. In the repair process, I […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) 1940 Mantel Clock

August 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) 1940 Mantel Clock

I repaired this modern-styled mantel clock. Seth Thomas made it and sold it under the “Plymouth” name. The movement has two numbers stamped on the back: 11 40 (November 1940) on left rear movement leg; 4506 (the model number) on strike hammer bridge. The case is 8 5/8 inches tall and 12 3/4 inches wide. […]

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Last updated December 22, 2012

Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks

August 19, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks

I recently repaired 3 Schatz cuckoo clocks, and have photos of another I repaired several years ago. These examples show 4 case styles: maple leaf, hunting, oak leaf and multi-color. An earlier post shows the movement and gears of the Schatz hunting model cuckoo clock. Schatz introduced their cuckoo clock movement in 1950, and probably […]

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Last updated December 29, 2011

Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

August 16, 2011 | By | 7 Replies More
Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

I recently repaired this square dial Schatz 400 day clock made in November 1953. I cleaned the movement, polished the pivots and the anchor pin, and replaced the suspension spring. These clocks use a 0.004 inch thick Horolovar suspension spring. I also polished and lacquered the base and pillars. The square dial clock is not […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

August 16, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

This beautiful clock came into my shop for repair recently. It was made by Birge, Peck & Co., Bristol, Connecticut. The accepted name for this style of clock is “Eight-Day Standard Column and Cornice Clock”. I really like the reverse painted glass tablets in the doors. The middle glass shows “Public Square, New Haven”, and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011