E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More

This style of clock is usually a shelf clock, but this one hangs on the wall. It has a beautiful oak case with nice stenciled glass. The movement says E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn U.S.A. Only fragments remain of the label on the back of the case, and I can’t find this clock in my catalogs or books. Does anyone know what model it is?

The photos below don’t show the dial, as the original dial and dial pan are gone..

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Height: 26 1/4 inches, Width at base 14 3/8 inches.

Repair job 6353.

The movement had a “Rathbun” bushing on the escape wheel cock, installed by a previous repair shop. I removed it and installed a proper bushing.

The movement had a lot of rusty pinion wires, so I re-pinned the following pinions: S3, S4, S5, T2, T3, T4 and T5. I polished the pivots and installed 15 bushings. The time mainspring is quite thick (0.0182 inch) but I left it in the clock as it works very smoothly and has not caused excessive mainwheel wear. Even though it is thick, it is not as powerful as a thinner new mainspring would be, so it isn’t too strong for the the clock. Both mainsprings are 3/4 inch wide with loop ends. The strike mainspring is relatively thin at 0.0163 inch.


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Category: American Clock Mainsprings, American Clock Repair, Clock History

Last updated: June 8, 2014

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