Arthur Pequegnat Oak Mantel Clock, Made in Canada

This beautiful little clock was made by The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Co., Kitchener, Canada. The solid oak case is 9 3/4 inches tall and 8 5/8 inches wide, and the dial has a 4 1/8 inch minute track (outside diameter).

The 8 day time and strike movement has beautifully polished steel plates, and the dial is white enamel with blued steel spade hands.

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Job 7636. I polished the pivots and installed 15 bushings. The very thick original strike spring has caused severe mainwheel tooth wear (50% wear on the strike mainwheel teeth, 20% wear on the time mainwheel teeth). I replaced both mainspring with new, thinner ones to reduce future tooth wear. The original mainspring sizes were:

T: 11/16 x 0.0183 inches
S: 11/16 x 0.0198 inches! (way too thick!)

The new mainsprings are:

T: 11/16 x 0.0165 x 96 inches
S: 11/16 x 0.015 x 108 inches

The striking runs for 11 1/2 days on a winding with the new thin mainspring. I closed the pallets and adjusted the depth. This movement is similar to a Seth Thomas No. 89, and may have been modeled after it.


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3 comments

  1. Hi Jordan, thanks for writing. Pequegnat apparently took the time to finish their clock movements nicely. Hope you’re enjoying your time at the museum!

  2. Hello Bill
    Working in a shop at the Canadian Clock Museum since it opened in 2000, I have done Pequegnat clocks both for the museum and customers alike and for a decade before that. I always marvel at the quality of finish on the pivots. So excellent in fact that one wonders how any bushings could be very much worn anywhere above the second wheels in the trains. Even the ends of the pivots are rounded over and given a slight polish. My experience has been occasional wear on the mainwheel teeth, but nothing bad enough to cause alarm. The mainsprings they used were an odd size it seems. Good on you for choosing a thinner spring….it may have not been original after all.

  3. How did you polish those plates, or were they perhaps nickel plated? And did you do anything about the worn mainwheel teeth, like planishing them? (I’m currently enthusiastic about planishing because I just learned about it.)

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