Tag: escapement

Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

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Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

This beautiful clock came into my shop for repair recently. It was made by Birge, Peck & Co., Bristol, Connecticut. The accepted name for this style of clock is “Eight-Day Standard Column and Cornice Clock”. I really like the reverse painted glass tablets in the doors. The middle glass shows “Public Square, New Haven”, and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas 44 AG Clock Movement

July 9, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas 44 AG Clock Movement

I repaired this Seth Thomas 44 AG clock movement. It uses 11/16 inch wide mainsprings, and has 4 gears in each train (time and strike). The movement has a strip deadbeat escapement, and stopworks for time and strike mainsprings. This shape of movement is sometimes called a “hip” movement because of the shape of the […]

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Last updated July 6, 2010

Seth Thomas Cottage Clock with 8-Day Lyre Movement

June 30, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Cottage Clock with 8-Day Lyre Movement

This Seth Thomas Cottage clock has an 8-day time and strike lyre-shaped movement and was made around 1865 (movement marked Plymouth, case label marked Thomaston). The case is 14 7/16 inches tall. In the past, someone coated the time second wheel with solder (visible on the right in the photos below). I have no idea […]

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Last updated June 28, 2010

Welch, Spring & Co. “Verdi” Drop Octagon Wall Clock

February 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Welch, Spring & Co. “Verdi” Drop Octagon Wall Clock

The “Verdi” drop octagon wall clock was made from 1877 to 1893. From 1877 to 1885 it was made with a Welch, Spring and Company label; after that it had an E. N. Welch Manufacturing Company label. The case is rosewood veneered, 31 inches long, 12 inch dial (11 inch minute track). This example has […]

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Last updated February 7, 2010

Seth Thomas 8-Day OG Shelf Clock

December 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas 8-Day OG Shelf Clock

I recently repaired the movement of this Seth Thomas 8-day OG shelf clock. Before repair, the clock would run for several minutes and then stop. While running, it would go in and out of beat (the ticking would sometimes be even and sometimes uneven). The movement was taken apart and cleaned. The major problem was […]

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Last updated December 27, 2009

Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock Movement with Thin Time Mainspring

December 20, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock Movement with Thin Time Mainspring

I recently repaired a Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock made around 1905. It has a No. 89 movement. This movement is very efficient in operation, due to the use of a deadbeat escapement. Even with a thin time mainspring, these movements typically take an excellent escapement motion. This particular example has thin, original mainsprings. Time […]

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Last updated June 5, 2010

French Slate Mantel Clock

June 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
French Slate Mantel Clock

I just repaired this beautiful and impressive French mantel clock. The clock is 25 3/8 inches wide and has 2 matching candle holders. The visible escapement and black dial chapter ring are very good looking. The only major problem with the clock was that the mainspring hook in the strike barrel had pulled out. I […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009

Noah Pomeroy Semi-Deadbeat Escapement

February 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
Noah Pomeroy Semi-Deadbeat Escapement

Noah Pomeroy received patent number 92644 on July 13, 1869; titled “Improvement in deadbeat verge clocks”. The patent describes a way of making a cheap deadbeat verge from a strip of steel. The standard recoil American strip verge escapement has just one face on each pallet, doing both locking and impulse. Pomeroy’s verge has both […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009