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Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

2013/11/20 | By | Reply More
Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

Here’s an Ithaca grandfather clock I repaired in July 2013 (and I did another one last month). William L. Gilbert Clock Co. made the movements of these clocks, as discussed in Ithaca Grandfather Clock with Gilbert Movement. See more photos. Repair job 6121. I polished the pivots, installed 12 bushings, replaced the time mainspring with […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Gilbert Black Mantel Clock Made in 1916

2013/05/27 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Black Mantel Clock Made in 1916

This Gilbert Black Mantel clock has a date stamp of 16 (meaning year 1916) on the movement. The painted wooden case is 16 9/16 inches wide at the feet, and 10 7/8 inches tall. The celluloid covered dial has Arabic numerals, and the minute hand is 2 19/32 inches long. The movement has steel plates with […]

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Last updated 2013/05/29

1930 Gilbert Bim-Bam Tambour Mantel Clock

2012/05/10 | By | Reply More
1930 Gilbert Bim-Bam Tambour Mantel Clock

This Gilbert tambour mantel clock does bim-bam strike on the hour and one single-note strike on the half-hour. The movement has “30” stamped on the back, identifying the year of manufacture as 1930. The case is 20 3/4 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The dial is made of aluminum with embossed numerals. The […]

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Last updated 2012/06/04

Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock with Oval Dial, 1928

2011/05/26 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock with Oval Dial, 1928

This Gilbert tambour mantel clock is unusual in that the dial is oval instead of round. The clock looks as though a clock with a round dial was stretched vertically! The overall height is 10 1/8 inches, and the width is 20 inches. The dial’s minute track is 6 5/8 inches tall and 5 3/16 […]

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Last updated 2011/08/31

Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock, 1928

2011/05/19 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock, 1928

This Gilbert tambour mantel clock is dated 1928 on the movement. The case is 21 1/8 inches wide, 9 1/2 inches tall, and the dial is printed aluminum with a 4 7/8 inch time track. The movement is 8 day time and bin-bam strike on 2 chime rods. The movement has removable mainwheel bushings, and […]

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Last updated 2011/08/31

Gilbert “Black” Kitchen Shelf Clock

2011/05/12 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Black” Kitchen Shelf Clock

This clock was made in the mid to late 1880s or early 1890s. The movement bears patent dates of 1879 and 1884.  This case originally had a black finish, and it appears to have been overpainted in black later. The clock’s dimensions are height 19 3/4 inches, width 13 7/16 inches, and the dial has […]

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Last updated 2011/08/31

Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock with Bim-Bam Striking

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Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock with Bim-Bam Striking

I just repaired this Gilbert tambour mantel clock that was made around the 1930s. It has bim-bam strike on the hour and half-hour. Height 9 1/2 inches, width 21 5/8 inches. Dial time track 5 3/8 inches. The aluminum dial is labeled: Gilbert / 1807 / Made by Gilbert in Winsted, Conn., U.S.A. The following […]

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Last updated 2011/08/23

Mainsprings for a Gilbert 1880s Parlor Clock

2009/11/01 | By | Reply More
Mainsprings for a Gilbert 1880s Parlor Clock

I repaired this Gilbert “Parole” shelf or parlor clock that was made about 1880. The walnut case is 19 1/4 inches tall. I polished the pivots and installed bushings (a previous repairer had punched the pivot holes to try to close them). The clock had its original mainsprings, both of which were marked “W. Barnes […]

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Last updated 2011/08/31

Gilbert “Navy No. 26″ Oak Kitchen Shelf Clock

2009/03/16 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Navy No. 26″ Oak Kitchen Shelf Clock

I recently repaired this clock. The movement was ugly to start with, because a previous repairer had soldered bushings to the front and rear escape wheel pivot holes (see slide show below). The pivots were bent in the process. I removed the unsightly bushings, removed the solder and straightened the bent pivots. The pivots were […]

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Last updated 2011/08/31

Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock, 1919

2009/02/25 | By | 1 Reply More
Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock, 1919

I just finished repairing this 1919 Gilbert Mantel clock (the movement has “19” stamped on the front plate, meaning 1919). This movement has nickel plated steel plates with brass bushings. The brass bushings can be reamed and bushings installed, just like a movement with normal brass plates. This movement needed all the train wheel pivots […]

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Last updated 2009/11/26