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Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1954, Job 5167

May 10, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1954, Job 5167

I recently repaired this clock and polished and lacquered the base. It is identical to one I repaired several months ago, even having the same date code (11 54). I polished the pivots and replaced the suspension spring. The original mainspring is in excellent condition, and opened out to over a foot in diameter when […]

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Last updated May 8, 2010

New Batch of P-1956 Clock Mainsprings

April 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
New Batch of P-1956 Clock Mainsprings

Two years ago, I wrote about the P-1956 mainspring from Merritt’s Antiques. This spring was ideal for many antique American clocks. My newest batch of these mainsprings (received late in 2009) are weaker than the first batch I had. When removed from their clamp, they open out to only 5 1/2 inches (my first batch […]

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Last updated May 8, 2010

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Cream Color Painted Finish.

March 25, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Cream Color Painted Finish.

This clock has cream color painted base, pillars, dial and pendulum balls, with hand painted flowers on the dial. It is dated 10 52 (October 1952) on the back of the movement. Here is a video: Repair job 5147. The movement is Horolovar back plate no. 1281, dated 10 52 (October 1952). It uses a […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Kundo Oval 400 Day Clock, 1950s

March 23, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Kundo Oval 400 Day Clock, 1950s

This popular 400 day clock from the 1950s has an oval base and dome. It uses the Kundo miniature 400 day clock movement with a 0.0023 inch thick Horolovar suspension spring. It has a pendulum locking device at the bottom rear of the movement. Here is a video: Repair job 5144. I cleaned the movement […]

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Last updated March 22, 2010

Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clock

March 22, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clock

Here is another “Plymouth” tambour mantel clock by Seth Thomas (see this post for two others). This one does not have a date code, I estimate that it is from the early 1930s. It has a no. 89I movement that strikes the hours and half-hours on a coil gong. The movement has a code of […]

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Last updated March 22, 2010

Kundo Nickel Plated 400 Day Clock, ca. 1950

March 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Kundo Nickel Plated 400 Day Clock, ca. 1950

This beautiful clock was made about 1950 and has nickel-plated base, pillars, movement plates, pendulum, suspension guard, etc. These nickel-plated models are not nearly as common as the standard brass model. Here is a video: Here is a slide show: Repair job 5123. I cleaned the movement, polished 5 pivots, smooth broached the pivots holes […]

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Last updated March 15, 2010

Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

March 12, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

Here is a Jahresuhrenfabrik (Year Clock Company) 400 day clock made about 1949 in Germany. This company’s clocks were given the name Schatz soon after this. This clock has an attractive and unusual style of bezel around the dial, with wide front section and embossed decoration. The movement has the same gearing as older Jahresuhrenfabrik […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock Similar to a Schatz London Coach

February 22, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock Similar to a Schatz London Coach

This Kundo miniature 400 day clock from the 1950s has a case similar to the Schatz “London Coach”. it is 8 1/4 inches tall (including finial). The side panels and rear panel are glass with a molded pattern. The front panel is plain glass. I cleaned the movement, straightened the hand shaft and replaced the […]

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Last updated February 22, 2010

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Silver Dial, Made Sept. 1954

February 19, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Silver Dial, Made Sept. 1954

This Schatz standard 400 day clock was made in September, 1954 (date code 9 54 on the rear of the movement). It has a beautiful engraved, silvered brass dial. I cleaned the movement, polished several pivots, replaced the suspension spring and mainspring, and polished and lacquered the case and pendulum (one of the photos below […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Do Not Unwind Your Clock if You Think It Is “Wound Too Tight!”

February 19, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Do Not Unwind Your Clock if You Think  It Is “Wound Too Tight!”

If your clock has stopped working and you think it is “wound too tight”, DON’T TRY TO UNWIND IT! You will just break it worse. I just received a Schatz 400 day anniversary clock that was made in April 1953. Someone pushed on the “click” (the device that clicks as you wind the mainspring). It […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

A 1954 Schatz 1000 Day Clock

February 19, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
A 1954 Schatz 1000 Day Clock

Schatz (Aug. Schatz & Sohne) made this 1000 day clock in November 1954 (it has date code 11 54 on the rear of the movement). This is the earlier movement style with straight legs. Around mid-1955, Schatz changed the plate design to have curved legs (see this article for a view of the curved leg […]

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Last updated February 19, 2010

Kundo and Welby Standard 400 day Clocks with Large Dial

February 13, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Kundo and Welby Standard 400 day Clocks with Large Dial

These 2 clocks have large dials with 3 5/8 inch time track (the standard dial has 3 1/4 inch time track). They have attractive skeleton hands. Kundo made both clocks. The left one says “Welby” on the dial and movement. The left one has the type of pendulum used for many years (it has a […]

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Last updated March 3, 2010

Seth Thomas Office No. 6 Wall Clock ca. 1924

February 8, 2010 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Office No. 6 Wall Clock ca. 1924

The Seth Thomas “Office No. 6” is a wall clock in a rectangular wooden case. Time-only and time and strike versions were available. The earlier ones had a removable scroll top and a bracket base, but by 1924 it was being made in a plain case. This example looks similar to that in the photo […]

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Last updated February 8, 2010

Welch, Spring & Co. “Verdi” Drop Octagon Wall Clock

February 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Welch, Spring & Co. “Verdi” Drop Octagon Wall Clock

The “Verdi” drop octagon wall clock was made from 1877 to 1893. From 1877 to 1885 it was made with a Welch, Spring and Company label; after that it had an E. N. Welch Manufacturing Company label. The case is rosewood veneered, 31 inches long, 12 inch dial (11 inch minute track). This example has […]

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Last updated February 7, 2010