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Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

May 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

This style of clock is often called a “Schoolhouse” clock. This clock’s maker is Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Company, Winsted, Connecticut. The clock keeps time only (no striking) and is made to be wound up every week (typically called an “8 Day, although it will run for 10 days or more on one winding). This […]

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Last updated June 1, 2014

A Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock That Gave Me Trouble!

May 30, 2014 | By | 9 Replies More
A Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock That Gave Me Trouble!

This is an ordinary Kundo standard-sized 400 day clock made in the 1950s. Normally, I go through my standard repair process, and the clock works well. This clock didn’t work well after repair. It ran, but the pendulum rotated only about 3 balls (where 4 balls is one full turn), and sometimes it would stop. […]

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Last updated May 30, 2014

Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

This clock looks like a normal Seth Thomas chiming tambour clock. But the chime rods are tuned differently than Westminster chime rods, producing what Seth Thomas called “Bugle” chime. This clock has the Seth Thomas No. 124 chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956.The “Bugle” chime was made only in 1926 and 1927. (Reference: NAWCC […]

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Last updated May 29, 2014

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