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1950s Quail & Cuckoo Clock, Welby, Germany

November 3, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
1950s Quail & Cuckoo Clock, Welby, Germany

A customer recently brought in this 1950s quail and cuckoo clock for repair. The case was dusty from years of storage. I cleaned it with Natchez Solution and it came out looking great. This clock has the solid brown finish that was used on many cuckoo clocks from the 1950s and 60s. The case is […]

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Last updated November 19, 2009

Mainsprings for a Gilbert 1880s Parlor Clock

November 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Mainsprings for a Gilbert 1880s Parlor Clock

I repaired this Gilbert “Parole” shelf or parlor clock that was made about 1880. The walnut case is 19 1/4 inches tall. I polished the pivots and installed bushings (a previous repairer had punched the pivot holes to try to close them). The clock had its original mainsprings, both of which were marked “W. Barnes […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Manual Start Electric Clock, ca. 1930

November 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Manual Start Electric Clock, ca. 1930

This nice little wooden case clock is 9-1/2 inches tall and 7-1/2 inches wide with a 3-15/16 inch time track on the dial. It was made about 1930, and has a manual-starting electric motor. The starting lever is on the back of the movement (inside the back door) and is depressed and released to start […]

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Last updated November 17, 2009

Original Mainsprings in a New Haven Long Drop Octagon Clock

October 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Original Mainsprings in a New Haven Long Drop Octagon Clock

I repaired this New Haven long drop octagon clock. Some of the pinions had worn wires, so I replaced the wires in one pinion and reversed the wires in three. I polished the pivots and installed 13 bushings. The mainsprings appear to be original (they match in color and style and look old). Time mainspring: […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Mainsprings for Sessions Black Mantel Clock

October 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Mainsprings for Sessions Black Mantel Clock

I recently overhauled this Sessions black mantel clock from around 1903 – 1910. It was a routine overhaul including polishing the pivots and installing bushings. A previous repairer had installed two screw-in bushings (a no-no!). I replaced these with KWM size 4 American bushings. The mainwheels were made with Gilbert-style clicks, which are more robust […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

DeBruce 400 Day Clock by Kundo, 1950s

October 22, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
DeBruce 400 Day Clock by Kundo, 1950s

This 1950s 400 day clock is labeled DeBruce on the dial and Royce Watch Co. on the back plate. It was made by Kundo and is the same as a Kundo standard 400 day clock except for the names. It has the Kundo logo on the back plate. Horolovar back plate no. 1499. It uses […]

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Last updated November 17, 2009

Ansonia Short Drop Schoolhouse Clock Movement

October 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Ansonia Short Drop Schoolhouse Clock Movement

This 8 day time and strike Ansonia movement was probably made in the 1880s. It has 5 pillars, and the plates are 5 3/4 inches tall. The movement goes to an oak schoolhouse (drop octagon) case 25 inches tall with an 11 inch dial. A previous repairer had very badly bushed the front time second […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Slow Hour Hand!

October 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Slow Hour Hand!

I repaired a Schatz standard 400 day clock made in August 1952. The next day, the hour hand did not align correctly with the minute hand. As I turned the minute hand forward, I saw that the hour hand was getting further and further behind. The hour hand was losing 1/4 hour every 12 hours, […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Ansonia Iron Case Mantel Clock with Small Round Movement

September 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Iron Case Mantel Clock with Small Round Movement

I recently repaired this Ansonia mantel clock. The case is cast iron with black finish and enamel dial. It is 9 5/8 inches tall, and 11 inches wide at the feet. The round 8 day movement is 3 1/4 inches in diameter with open mainsprings. It has rack and snail strike on the hour and […]

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Last updated November 20, 2009

Gear Rotation Speed in the Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock

September 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gear Rotation Speed in the Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock

I was curious how quickly (or slowly) the various gears in the Schatz standard 400 day clock turned, and especially wanted to know how many rotations the mainspring barrel makes in a year and in 400 days. Here are the results: Beats per hour: 480 (8 beats per minute) The escape wheel rotates every 5 […]

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Last updated November 20, 2009