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    Default Re: Grandfather clock chimes running too fast (By: Spaceman Spiff)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman Spiff View Post
    I wonder if this clock is one of the type that has a choice of three different "tunes"...? If so, perhaps it's on the setting to play Whittington (which to me sounds like a stylized variation of Westminster, just with extra notes) instead of Westminster and just giving the illusion of "playing too fast"...? Just a guess.
    Sorry I haven't checked back in lately. Yes my clock does in fact have the three tune selection. When I got it I let it cycle through each tune for a day and being the traditionalist that I am i choose the Westminster setting. I will say there is a lot of "play" in the selector lever, but I can feel it disengage and engage between each tune choice.

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    Default Re: Grandfather clock chimes running too fast (By: montgomeryAL)

    Quote Originally Posted by montgomeryAL View Post
    I honestly don't ever see myself attempting to do anything like what has been discussed on my clocks. I'm more comfortable tearing down a car engine. LOL. There are only a couple of clock repair shops in Montgomery and I had bad experiences with both with my electric mantle clock. One offered to replace the inner workings with a battery drive, and the other offered me $25.00 for it. The clock has a pat.pending stamp date of 1908 on the inside of the door. I plug it up about once a year for about an hour just because I can.

    Never let a shop put a quartz movement in any clock.
    Most shops will want to service the clock as well as fix it.
    Service on a chime clock can be anywhere from $200 to $700
    depending on location and amount of work.
    Looking at the picture, the clock looks much newer than 1908.
    I suspect you misread the number.
    I'm suspecting 1968 is more likely, by the look of the dial.
    A close picture of the movement's back would be interesting.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Grandfather clock chimes running too fast (By: Tinker Dwight)

    A patent date doesn't mean date of manufacture...it just means that's the date the company obtained (or in this case, submitted) the patent (since it says "patent pending"). There can be years and years in between a patent date and a manufacturing date.

    However, this might be a case of transposed numbers--the original post in this thread says the clock was purchased in 1980 (rather than 1908).
    John C.
    About 3/4 of my clock collection. Still photographing the last 1/4!

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    Default Re: Grandfather clock chimes running too fast (By: Tinker Dwight)

    The clock you are replying about is not my Grandfather clock. It is an electric mantle clock I inherited from my grandmother when I was 16(40 years ago). I will take a picture of it tonight and add to this reply.

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