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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

Removing the Self Links on the Home Page

November 3, 2007 | By | Reply More
Removing the Self Links on the Home Page

On a web site, there is no need to have a link to the home page on the home page itself! (It makes no sense for a web page to link to itself). This is a commonly known usability guideline, yet nearly all WordPress blogs and web sites have links on the home page to […]

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Last updated November 4, 2007

How Not to Clean a Clock Movement!

October 7, 2007 | By | Reply More
How Not to Clean a Clock Movement!

I had an Ansonia iron case mantel clock for sale in my shop. It ran, but needed to be overhauled, which I planned to do when someone bought it. A man who tinkered with clocks came in and bought it it as-is, wanting to repair it himself. It was a Friday afternoon. Monday morning he […]

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Last updated October 7, 2007

Ingraham Tambour with Quick Release Dial

October 7, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Ingraham Tambour with Quick Release Dial

The dial on this Ingraham tambour can be removed very quickly. Instead of the 4 usual screws holding the dial pan to the case, it has 4 studs fastened in the case front, and 4 semi-circular openings in the side of the dial pan which snap over the studs. The back door of the case […]

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Last updated October 8, 2007

Setting Suspension Fork Height on Schatz and Kundo Standard 400 Day Clocks

October 7, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Setting Suspension Fork Height on Schatz and Kundo Standard 400 Day Clocks

After repairing numerous Schatz and Kundo standard size 400 day clocks recently, I have noticed that sometimes the optimum suspension fork location is different than that shown in the “Horolovar 400 Day Clock Repair Guide”. Specifically, for Kundo units such as 1 and 3C, I often find that the fork should be slightly higher. For […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Ansonia Queen Elizabeth Wall Clock

September 28, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More
Ansonia Queen Elizabeth Wall Clock

I overhauled an Ansonia “Queen Elizabeth” wall clock, oak case, 37 inches tall, 8 day time only spring driven (my job no. 4446). The (probably) original mainspring is 0.0165 inches thick. After the overhaul, the running arc is about 1.4 times the escape arc. It is interesting that the movement is mounted tilted in the […]

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Last updated March 30, 2011

Russell & Jones Hanging Oak Parlor Clock

September 27, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
Russell & Jones Hanging Oak Parlor Clock

I just overhauled a lovely Russell & Jones hanging oak parlor clock. Height: 28 inches. It has a beautiful glass tablet with an image of a lighthouse. (My repair job no. 4341.) The movement is 8 day time and strike, with plate size approx. 5-3/8 x 3-3/8 The original strike mainspring was 0.016 inch thick, […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

A Walk Around the Old Westclox Factory, Peru, Illinois

September 23, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
A Walk Around the Old Westclox Factory, Peru, Illinois

On Sunday, August 26, my wife Kimberly and I stopped at the old Westclox factory at Peru, Illinois on our way back from my nephew’s wedding in Wisconsin. The old factory is a huge place, 665,000 square feet on 16 acres of land. Across the street is the 57,000 square foot administration or office building. […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Mainspring 3/4 by 0.0145 by 120 Inch

September 23, 2007 | By | Reply More
Mainspring 3/4 by 0.0145 by 120 Inch

Empire Clock Company offers a mainspring specified as 3/4 inch wide, 0.0145 inch thick and 120 inches long. It is part number 280-19-009 and is listed in their parts catalog. Their web site gives directions for ordering their clock parts catalog. This is a good mainspring for many Ansonia clocks. Share this post:

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Dial: Replace or Leave Original?

September 16, 2007 | By | Reply More
Dial: Replace or Leave Original?

This paper dial is about 90% excellent, with some wear by the numbers 10 and 11. I prefer to leave a dial this good alone. Some restorers would replace it, or a good touch up artist could make it look better in the worn area while leaving the rest alone. Dial of Ansonia oak kitchen […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009