E. N. Welch Oak Kitchen Clock

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More

I recently repaired this clock, and replaced the mainsprings with longer, thinner ones to make the clock keep better time and reduce mainwheel tooth wear.

The dial and hands are original, unfortunately, part of the top of the case is broken off. The clock was made around 1880 – 1890. The E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. became The Sessions Clock Company in 1903. This type of clock is often called a shelf or “kitchen” clock, and was popular around 1880 – 1920.

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Repair job 5780. This movement had a lot of wear. I replaced the wires in 5 worn pinions, and reversed the wires in another. I polished the pivots and installed 14 bushings.

The new mainsprings are no. 77.303 from r & M Imports, having the following dimensions:

  • Time: 3/4 x 0.0161 x 120 inches
  • Strike: 3/4 x 0.0165 x 120 inches


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Category: American Clock Mainsprings

Last updated: July 29, 2012

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