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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

Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

This cute little tambour mantel clock has a wonderful bim-bam strike on the hour and half-hour. The cast iron chime block connects to a device on the bottom of the case that looks like an oval loudspeaker cone. This amplifies the sound and makes it project well. The picture on the left shows the connection […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

New Haven Clock Co. made this walnut shelf clock called “Clyde” about 1885. It is an 8-day clock that strikes the hours.  (Half-hour striking became popular later). The case is 22 1/4 inches tall and 14 5/8 inches wide. The photos below don’t show the dial and hands, as they aren’t original to the clock. […]

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Last updated October 21, 2013

Two More Reproduction Baby Ben Dials Available: Style 2 and Style 4

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Two More Reproduction Baby Ben Dials Available: Style 2 and Style 4

I just added 2 dials to my online dial catalog (I made these 2 dials some years ago but just realized I had a stash of them and hadn’t put them in the catalog). The first is the white Baby Ben DeLuxe dial for the nickel style 2 made from 1927 to 1930 (starting in […]

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Last updated November 19, 2014

A 1950s Kundo 400 Day Clock Before and After Polishing

October 18, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
A 1950s Kundo 400 Day Clock Before and After Polishing

I just repaired this 1950s Kundo 400 day clock. The photos below show the case before and after polishing and lacquering. Repair job  6217. Movement overhauled, 2 pivots polished, suspension spring and mainspring replaced. Horolovar back plate no. 1377. 0.0032 inch thick suspension spring. See more photos. Share this post:

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Last updated October 18, 2013

Waterbury Niagara Oak Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1911

October 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Waterbury Niagara Oak Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1911

This Waterbury “Niagara” shelf clock was made about 1911. The case is oak, and it has a calendar that shows the date. It strikes the hour and half-hour on a coil gong. The case is larger than a typical “kitchen” shelf clock. It is 28 9/16 inches tall and 16 9/16 inches wide. The face includes […]

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Last updated October 10, 2013