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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: What ports wind what?
On mine, the center one (@the 6 position) is the one that keeps the pendulum swinging. It is the one that lengthens the most during the week and if I forget to wind it, that pendulum is all the way down when the clock stops.
Posted on May 02, 2009
It sounds as though part of the mechanism that controls the chiming is jammed. This could be caused by dirt or wear.
I suggest you have the clock cleaned as a first step and ask if there is any sign of damage.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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This clock short of needing a full service may simply be out of beat.
Taken from my web page located at:
"HOW TO PUT YOUR CLOCK IN BEAT"
-Included below is a 10-second sound <snip> of a clock both in and out of beat.
IN BEAT ////////\\\\ OUT OF BEAT
· Turn on your sound and click on the clocks above for a sound clip.
-One little known fact is that a clock does not have to be level to be in beat. I had a customer that had a mantel clock in an old farm house, it was brought in for repairs and sent back running great just one problem: I put the clock in beat on a level surface [a small problem] because the mantel it had set on for it's entire life was not level. I had to literally go to the house to put it in beat where it sat.
-I have often found most Grandfather or floor clocks are set up out of level and put in beat where they stand, This is fine.
-As I'm sure we now realize a clock must be in beat but not always level to function properly.
· Above is the verge with a slip clutch.
· Often found on Grandfather clocks and requires only a long swing to get it in beat.
-To get the clock on the right side in beat you would need to push the verge assembly to the left.
-If it must be bent to put it in beat, do it slightly, but don't bend any of the suspension parts.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
You question is a bit non descriptive except that the clock does not work and the hand clutch has failed.
Hopefully this will guide you in the correct direction for a local repair person.
Hope this tip helps
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
Try www.klockit.com. You can replace the entire movement for about $5 including new hands. You can select from an assortment of hands that will probably match the style of what you have and use those if the old hands don't fit the new movement. I've bought several movements from them over the years. For a few more dollars you can upgrade to an "atomic clock" movement which synchronizes with the US time signal and even sets DST automatically.
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
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