Early Revere mantel clock striking too many times

This note concerns a Revere A/C electric mantel clock with 60 RPM Telechron motor (yes, 60 RPM or 1 revolution per second) made in the late 1920’s. The movement is 5-3/8 inches tall and 5 inches wide and is labeled on the back:

1334428
1615664
PATENTS PENDING

REVERE CLOCK CO.
CINCINNATI O.

This movement relies on the second hand to reduce the endshake of the hour wheel. If the second hand is pushed all the way in, the rack tail will rest on the snail when the rack is released. With the second hand off, the hour wheel may move forward, and the rack tail can slide behind the snail, particularly at 1:00 and 2:00. So if you are testing the clock with the second hand off and hear it striking too many times, don’t be alarmed! Put the second hand on and all should be well.


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