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Creating a Web Site for My Church

December 2, 2007 | By | Reply More
Creating a Web Site for My Church

I am creating a web site for my church, Flora First Christian Church, and am using WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System). WordPress’s excellent administration interface will make it straightforward for church members to update the content on an ongoing basis. Here are some things I am doing to make the web site appear […]

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Last updated January 6, 2008

Removing Menu Links to the Current Page

November 30, 2007 | By | 8 Replies More
Removing Menu Links to the Current Page

One of the fundamental usability guidelines is: never have a link that points to the current page – this confuses the user. (See Jakob Neilsen’s The Ten Most Violated Homepage Design Guidelines, guideline no. 10.) The WordPress blogs and websites that I have seen (including this blog!) violate this guideline in several ways. It would […]

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Last updated December 3, 2007

Alkaline Cells (Batteries) for Quartz Clocks

November 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
Alkaline Cells (Batteries) for Quartz Clocks

I had a brand new Hermle clock (model 22835-002114) come back because the customer said it would not chime. He sent the batteries with it, and when I installed them, the clock would not chime or keep time. The batteries checked good on the tester, but would not make the clock work. As an experiment, […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Seth Thomas Sparta Adamantine Mantel Clock

November 24, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Sparta Adamantine Mantel Clock

I did not repair this clock, just oiled the bearings and regulated it. It has the model name “Sparta” and a date code on the bottom. The date code is 1901 This movement with the escapement at the back was used until about 1901 in Adamantine mantel clocks. It was superceded by the no. 89 […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Roman Numerals

November 24, 2007 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Roman Numerals

I repaired this Schatz standard 400 day clock recently. I like the Roman numeral dial so much that I decided to illustrate the clock here.     It has back plate number 1281. Date code 4 53 (April 1953). My job no. 4497. Share this post:

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Last updated November 27, 2009

An Ugly Repair Job Corrected

November 24, 2007 | By | 8 Replies More
An Ugly Repair Job Corrected

This is a good looking Seth Thomas oak kitchen clock. Date stamp on the back reads 7981 which translates to the year 1897. Movement Before Repair Front of movement showing two crudely soldered on “Rathbun” bushings (on pivots T3F and T5F). This type of work is done by someone who does not like to take […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Gilbert “Lion” Oak Kitchen Clock

November 24, 2007 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Lion” Oak Kitchen Clock

This great looking clock has the original time and strike mainsprings, and only a small amount of mainwheel tooth wear (about 5%). T: 3/4 wide x .0172 inch thick S: 3/4 wide x .0172 inch thick Label on back of case The 8 day time and strike movement Back of movement My job no. 4501 […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Waterbury One Day Walnut Shelf Clock

November 24, 2007 | By | Reply More
Waterbury One Day Walnut Shelf Clock

American antique one day spring driven clocks often have mainsprings much stronger than necessary. This can cause severe wear to the mainwheel teeth. Shown here is a Waterbury walnut case kitchen or shelf clock, ca. 1880. The movement has a patent date of September 22, 1874. The movement has the original strike mainspring of 1/4 […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Modifying WP PageNavi Plugin

November 22, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Modifying WP PageNavi Plugin

I wanted the navigation elements of WP-Pagenavi to be centered on the page, and the current page number to be above the previous – next navigation, and not have a box around it. In pagenavi.php, change line 8 from: echo ‘<span class=”pages”>’.$pages_text.'</span>’; to: echo ‘<p class=”pages”>’.$pages_text.'</p>’; Add the following to pagenavi-css.css: .wp-pagenavi { text-align: center; […]

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Last updated December 3, 2007

Seth Thomas Adamantine

November 16, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Adamantine

As received: the time mainspring was 3/4 inch wide by 0.0175 inch thick, and the strike mainspring was 0.0165 inch thick. There was very bad T4F pivot hole wear. The strike train had virtually no wear. Showing front time pivot holes 3, 4, and 5 before bushing. Note excessive wear on #4 After the overhaul, […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Ingraham Oak Shelf Clock

November 16, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Ingraham Oak Shelf Clock

I just repaired an Ingraham oak shelf clock, with a date of 6 14 (June 1914) on the movement. A previous repairer had installed a time mainspring that was way too strong (.018 inch thick), which had caused about 50% tooth wear on the time mainwheel. After the overhaul, I installed a Merritt’s P1496 mainspring […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Schatz 8 Day Cuckoo Clock

November 16, 2007 | By | 72 Replies More
Schatz 8 Day Cuckoo Clock

    I just overhauled a Schatz 8 day cuckoo clock. The movement is model 50 (has a 50 in the circle on the back plate). The customer has the top piece, so I could not include in in the photo. The nicely made movement has some surprises! The movement plates are very classy with […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

French Quarter Hour Striking Clock

November 16, 2007 | By | Reply More
French Quarter Hour Striking Clock

In English case, brass plaque on back says: London, October 17, 1877 I bought this clock of Elkington & Co. Edward Livingston Davis Movement approximately 3-3/4 inch diameter Case dimensions: 17 inches H, 14-1/2 W, 7-3/16 D 5-1/2 inch dial, silvered brass, painted numerals and time track. Measured mainspring dimensions T: 22.3 mm wide (7/8 […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Herr 400 Day Clock with Rough Pivots

November 6, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Herr 400 Day Clock with Rough Pivots

I just repaired a standard size 400 day clock by Herr (Horolovar back plate #1159). This clock seems to be a copy of the Schatz standard 400 day clock (movement model 49) but is not as well finished. This clock needed more pivot polishing than most 400 day clocks. Quite often a Schatz 49 will […]

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Last updated May 21, 2010