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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

Two Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clocks, 1938 and 1940

January 19, 2010 | By | 38 Replies More
Two Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clocks, 1938 and 1940

These two “Plymouth” tambour mantel clocks made by Seth Thomas came into my shop just a couple of days apart. They are similar but have different movements. Both have lively hour and half hour strike on two chime rods. Plymouth was a name that Seth Thomas put on some clocks ca. 1930 – 1950. If […]

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Last updated December 22, 2012

Securing French Clock Movements in the Case

January 18, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Securing French Clock Movements in the Case

Many antique French clock movements are secured in the case by tension: Two screws from the back cover pull on two straps attached to the dial plate. Friction is relied upon to keep the movement secure in the case. Sometimes the movement may rotate in the case even with the screws securely tightened. This can […]

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Last updated January 18, 2010

Patent on Hermle Ship’s Bell Clock Movements from the 1960s

January 17, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Patent on Hermle Ship’s Bell Clock Movements from the 1960s

The Seth Thomas “Helmsman” ship’s bell strike clock has been popular for many years. It was introduced in the late 1950s or early 1960s, and made into the 1980s or longer. The Helmsman uses a movement made by Hermle in Germany. The movements made in the 1960s have the patent number 2,974,473 stamped on the […]

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Last updated January 17, 2010