Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More

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 between the chime block and the speaker. The right photo shows the bottom of the case.

This clock is only 12 inches wide and 7 inches tall. The dial’s minute track is 5 1/8 inches diameter.

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Job 6157. I polished the pivots and installed 7 bushings. The movement is Junghans model W 274. The back of the movement is labeled 82, which may be a date code for the year 1982, although my customer understood that the clock dates from the 1950s, which seems reasonable to me. I have seen only a few of these clocks with the speaker in the case.

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Category: Clock Repair

Last updated: December 22, 2013

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