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Kundo Min. 400 Day Clock With Lots of bushings!

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kundo Min. 400 Day Clock With Lots of bushings!

My customer sent this clock to me after it had been to 2 other repair shops and still didn’t work. One of the previous shops had done things that shouldn’t be done: The clock had 10 bushings installed. Normally, 400 day clocks don’t need bushings, as they don’t wear much; The escapement (the part that […]

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Last updated July 18, 2014

Two Schatz Miniature 400 Day Clocks Made In 1953

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two Schatz Miniature 400 Day Clocks Made In 1953

Here is a pair of Schatz miniature 400 day clocks that came into my shop the same week. They are similar models, made one month apart in 1953 They have a round base and a 3-ball pendulum. One clock has a handle on top and a hole in the glass dome. The other has the […]

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Last updated May 1, 2014

A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

April 30, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

Here’s a clock I’d never seen before – a grandfather cuckoo clock. It is 83 inches tall and 30 1/2 inches wide. The minute hand is 4 11/16 inches long. The case is highly carved. It has pine tree carvings on each side of the front, a squirrel in the trees below the dial, a […]

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Last updated April 29, 2014

Schatz Standard 400 Day Restoration – Before & After

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Restoration – Before & After

Here is a Schatz standard 400 day clock made in December 1952. It looked pretty bad to start with, but came out looking superb! I did a lot of polishing, and replaced the bezel (the original was dented). I replaced one gear (T3) that had bad rust on its pinion. The enamel dial had rust […]

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Last updated May 1, 2014

Schatz “London Coach” 400 Day Clock Made in April 1955

January 6, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz “London Coach” 400 Day Clock Made in April 1955

Here is a Schatz “London Coach” 400 day clock with Arabic numerals instead of the usual Roman numerals. See my post, Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock Made in September 1955 for comparison. See more photos. This is the earlier style of London Coach. The movement hangs on a bracket. The bracket flexes, and later […]

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Last updated January 4, 2014

Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

December 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

Here is a German one-day musical cuckoo clock from about the 1960s. It ran and cuckooed and the music played fine. But the clock would stop once per hour, always with the minute hand pointing to 9 on the dial. When I moved the minute hand forward, I could feel it turn hard when moving […]

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Last updated December 24, 2013

Kienzle German Box Clock

December 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kienzle German Box Clock

This Kienzle box clock from Germany has the cheaper type of movement with lantern pinions and thin movement plates. They run for years, due to the very strong mainsprings. If a mainspring breaks, its strength can cause gear teeth to get bent or destroyed. This clock had new pivot hole bushings installed some time ago. […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

December 5, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

I recently repaired this early Sessions “Black” mantel clock. The E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. became the Sessions Clock Co. in 1903, and the label on the back of this clock has BOTH company names on it. The case is 11 inches tall, 16 3/8 inches wide at the feet and 13 1/2 inches wide […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Revere Electric Chime Clock, 1940s

November 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Revere Electric Chime Clock, 1940s

Here’s an electric clock with Westminster Chime, made by Telechron and marketed by Revere Clock Co., Cincinnati. These clocks are very reliable, and many have run for 30 or more years before needing repair. This one had a new rotor (the sealed gearbox part of the motor) replaced in 1971. The receipt for the rotor […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Seth Thomas Falcon Electric Clock, Made in 1940

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Falcon Electric Clock, Made in 1940

This electric desk clock by Seth Thomas  is called the “Falcon”. The movement has the date code 6 40 (June 1940). The case is leather-covered wood and is 5 7/16 inches square. The dial is about 3 inches diameter. This clock uses an interesting and long-lasting motor known as the Sangamo self-starting synchronous. The rotor has […]

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Last updated November 22, 2013

Smith’s Enfield Striking Mantel Clock

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Smith’s Enfield Striking Mantel Clock

Smith’s of England made this small mantel clock. The dial says Smith’s Enfield. The clock is 7 9/16 inches tall and 8 7/16 inches wide. It strikes the hours and half-hours on a coil gong. The aluminum dial has embossed numerals and  a 4 1/8 inch minute track. A previous repair shop used screw-in bushings […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

November 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

Here’s an Ithaca grandfather clock I repaired in July 2013 (and I did another one last month). William L. Gilbert Clock Co. made the movements of these clocks, as discussed in Ithaca Grandfather Clock with Gilbert Movement. See more photos. Repair job 6121. I polished the pivots, installed 12 bushings, replaced the time mainspring with […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

When this Schatz cuckoo clock arrived at my shop, it was in pieces (a family member of the owner had attempted to repair it). The photos below show the clock before repair: I looked everything over, and all the parts were present and in good condition. I did the following: Dismantled the rest of the […]

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Last updated December 21, 2013

Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

November 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

I recently repaired a Schatz 1000 day clock made in 1960. As I removed the mainspring from the barrel, I realized how excellent this mainspring is. It opens very far, showing no sign of fatigue. In fact, nearly every 1000 day clock I’ve repaired has a similar spring. A mainspring like this will last for […]

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Last updated November 12, 2013