Tag: chime

Seth Thomas Legacy – 2E Electric Westminster Chime Clock

January 9, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Legacy – 2E Electric Westminster Chime Clock

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas electric mantel clock I repaired about a year ago. It is a Legacy – 2E with Westminster chime. It has a mahogany case that is 14 1/2 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 7/8 inches long and the dial’s minute track is 5 3/4 […]

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Last updated January 9, 2016

Seth Thomas Chiming Mantel Clock KENBURY-1W

December 13, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Chiming Mantel Clock KENBURY-1W

This Seth Thomas Westminster chime mantel clock has a No. 124 movement. The cover on the back of the clock says “KENBURY-1W MODEL No. E- 705-003”. The case is mahogany with a lighter wood inlay band across the bottom. The 1951 Seth Thomas catalog shows this clock. Height 8 3/8 inches, width 15 3/8 inches, […]

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Last updated December 16, 2015

Seth Thomas Electric Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes, Made in 1948

May 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes, Made in 1948

Here’s a Seth Thomas 1948 electric mantel clock with Westminster chimes that I repaired. The mahogany case is 9 1/8 inches tall and 19 15/16 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 1/2 inches long. See more pictures. Repair job 6382. I polished the pivots and installed 25 bushings. I installed a replacement time 5th […]

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Last updated May 14, 2015

Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

February 23, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

Seth Thomas Clock Company made many Westminster Chime clocks in the 20th century. Here is a beauty in a tambour case called the “Wickford”, made around 1930. The dial is engraved and silvered brass with applied numerals. The motor is the Sangamo self-starting synchronous motor, a very reliable motor made through the late-1940s. The case […]

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Last updated February 22, 2015

Repairing the M4 Motor in Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clocks

October 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Repairing the M4 Motor in Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clocks

I recently repaired a Seth Thomas Legacy 2 E electric clock with Westminster chime. This is an older example of the “Legacy” (made in 1953) in a beautiful walnut case with nice figure to it. The dial is made of engraved and silvered brass. The case is 14 3/8 inches tall with handle and 12 […]

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Last updated May 7, 2017

Seth Thomas Chime Clock with No. 113 Movement, ca. 1921

August 17, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock with No. 113 Movement, ca. 1921

The Seth Thomas No. 113 Westminster Chime movement was introduced about 1921 and is a large, heavy movement. The number “113” is usually stamped on the back. These movements are very reliable. Their weak point is the strong mainsprings contained in going barrels. If a mainspring breaks, gear teeth may be damaged, so repairs can […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clock with Sangamo Motor, Made in 1949

August 14, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clock with Sangamo Motor, Made in 1949

This Seth Thomas electric Westminster chime clock was badly worn! I think someone cleaned the movement without taking it apart, and the resulting rust acted as an abrasive, wearing away the arbors (shafts). The photo below shows the mainspring barrels when I received the clock: I replaced the following badly worn parts: C1 (chime main […]

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Last updated August 13, 2014

Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

This clock looks like a normal Seth Thomas chiming tambour clock. But the chime rods are tuned differently than Westminster chime rods, producing what Seth Thomas called “Bugle” chime. This clock has the Seth Thomas No. 124 chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956.The “Bugle” chime was made only in 1926 and 1927. (Reference: NAWCC […]

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Last updated May 29, 2014

Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

May 26, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

This Seth Thomas “Legacy – 2W” mantel clock with Westminster chime dates from 1950.┬áThe movement is the No. 124, introduced about 1924 and made through 1956. The clock is 14 1/4 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 7/8 inches long, with a 5 2/4 inch minute track on the […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013

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

Speaker Mounting in Quartz Chime Clocks

November 25, 2008 | By | Reply More
Speaker Mounting in Quartz Chime Clocks

Some quartz (battery operated) chiming clocks sound much better than others. A major factor of sound quality is the mounting of the speaker that produces the sound. In some clocks, the speaker is mounted inside the case and the sound cannot project outward. These clocks have quiet, tinny sounding chime. The best clocks have the […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009

What to do when all the chime notes sound “thunky”

June 28, 2007 | By | Reply More
What to do when all the chime notes sound “thunky”

A customer received a new Hermle chiming wall clock, and when it chimed or struck, all the notes sounded bad because the hammers were too close to the chime rods. The fix was simple: Tighten the four nuts on the back of the case, Slightly loosen the two Phillips head screws on the back of […]

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Last updated November 28, 2009

Listening to Clock Chiming and Striking on Web Site

June 23, 2007 | By | Reply More
Listening to Clock Chiming and Striking on Web Site

I recently added chime and strike sounds of many of the Hermle and Chelsea clocks to the Bills Clockworks web site. It was challenging to record the sounds and have them sound realistic. The microphone had to be located close to the clock (about 8″ away) or else too much background noise was picked up […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013