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Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

This Schatz “Midget” 400 day clock was made in September, 1968 (date code 9 68 on the back of the movement). The midget is identified by “JUM/7” in the circle on the back. The pendulum on these clocks goes faster than on the miniature models – it makes 12 half-oscillations per minute. See more photos. Repair […]

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Last updated October 4, 2013

Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

October 15, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

Many antique American clocks have mainsprings that are stronger than necessary. The most popular replacement mainsprings are even stronger than the originals. These strong replacement springs cause wear to the main wheel teeth and pivot holes. Thinner mainsprings are available, and should be used to replace old replacement springs that are too strong. Here is […]

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Last updated October 15, 2012

Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

October 3, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

In clocks, the pivots (the ends of the gear shafts) rotate in holes in the brass front plate and back plate of the movement. After years of use, these “pivot holes” wear to an oblong shape. To bring the clock back to good condition, the movement should be disassembled and cleaned. Then, the pivots are […]

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Last updated October 13, 2012

The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

This is the Ansonia 5-pillar shelf clock movement. It strikes the hours, and is nominally an 8-day movement, although it will usually run close to 2 weeks on one winding. The plates of the movement are 5 3/4 inches tall and 3 5/16 inches wide. 5 steel pillars secure the front plate to the back […]

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Last updated October 11, 2012

Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock, Mahogany Finish, Back Escapement Movement

September 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock, Mahogany Finish, Back Escapement Movement

This beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock has a mahogany finish and two pillars on each side of the case. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 12 1/4 inches tall and 16 3/4 inches wide at the feet. The minute hand is […]

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Last updated September 11, 2012

Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock with Large Dial

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock with Large Dial

Here is another Kundo standard 400 day clock with large dial, as I described in Kundo and Welby Standard 400 day Clocks with Large Dial. This example has “wings” on the movement to make it look like the wide movement that was first used on Kundo standard 400 day clocks. It has the older type of […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012

Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

August 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

I’ve always liked the appearance  of these green and black Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks, and this one is interesting in having the model name “Sussex” stenciled on the back. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 11 3/4 inches tall […]

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Last updated August 29, 2012

Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

August 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

This Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock is very plain, yet is a great example of an old clock of classic design that will be reliable for many years. It has the No. 89 movement, very reliable and efficient, and one of their best movements, in my opinion. The clock is 17 inches wide, 9 1/8 […]

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Last updated August 23, 2012

E. N. Welch Oak Kitchen Clock

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Oak Kitchen Clock

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. […]

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Last updated July 29, 2012

Seth Thomas Mantel Clock with No. 124 Westminister Chime Movement

August 3, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Mantel Clock with No. 124 Westminister Chime Movement

I repaired this Seth Thomas tambour chiming mantel clock. It has the No. 124 Westminster chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956. (After 1956, Seth Thomas imported Hermle chime movements from Germany.) The case on this clock is 20 1/2 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The minute hand is 2 5/16 inches long, […]

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Last updated July 22, 2012

Seth Thomas Oak Shelf Clock

August 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Oak Shelf Clock

I repaired this Seth Thomas shelf clock and installed new mainsprings because they had previously been replaced with springs that were too strong. The case is 22 3/8 inches tall and 14 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 13/16 inches long. I replaced the dial because the original was in very bad condition. […]

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Last updated July 22, 2012

Ingraham Beehive Mantel Clock, 1914

July 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ingraham Beehive Mantel Clock, 1914

This Ingraham “beehive” shaped mantel clock has an 8-day time and strike movement dated 3 14 (March 1914). The movements in these Ingraham mantel clocks run very efficiently thanks to their deadbeat escapement. The case is 13 1/16 inches tall and 8 5/8 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 4 3/8 inch in diameter, […]

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Last updated July 22, 2012

Schatz 400 Day with Ivory Painted Dial, 1952

July 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz 400 Day with Ivory Painted Dial, 1952

I recently repaired this Schatz standard 400 day clock. The dial is brass with embossed numerals, painted ivory. The hands are thin stamped brass, to reduce their weight. See more photos. Repair job 5833. Horolovar backplate no. 1279 with date of 9 52 (September 1952). Share this post:

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Last updated July 21, 2012

Junghans One-Weight Vienna Regulator

July 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Junghans One-Weight Vienna Regulator

This “Vienna” regulator by Junghans has an oak case 40 1/2 inches tall and 13 1/2 inches wide. The enamel dial is marked “W. Bauer, Wein” on the center portion (Wein means Vienna). This must be the seller (or was added later) as the movement was made in Germany. The dial’s minute track is 6 […]

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Last updated July 8, 2013