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    Default Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale.





    I picked this up over the weekend for $50. Called a Verichon. Information on the movements are 84,Harris & Mallow, NB (0)Jewels, Made in West Germany, 341-020, 112

    I know it's not antique but was curious of its original Value. I brought it in the garage, put a nail in the wall and started adjusting things. Been running 2 days now. Plays four notes on the quarter hour and the regular hourly chimes.

    After all seemed well, I gave it a little Old English and looks better than what you see here

    Thank all

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: slewfoot)

    Verichon was a brand sold by
    J C Penny, Segal & Sons, etc. In the 70s and early 80s. They were made in lots of configurations and many are still around.
    Willie X

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: Willie X)

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: slewfoot)

    If you could post a close-up of the writing on the back of the movement, we might be able to give you an exact year the movement was made. Also, your statement that you "put a nail in the wall and started adjusting things...." makes me quite nervous. The chiming clocks are heavier than most, and should be secured on the wall with a screw into a stud.
    A man with a clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never sure.

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    Default Re: Nail in wall scared me, too.

    Woman had a clock fall from her wall. Trash in waste basket saved it but the pendulum suspension piece broke.

    In earthquake prone areas, I would secure the clock with a screw through the back into a wall stud or drywall anchor.
    Confucius say: "Grandfather clock Wall Clock without wall."

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: shutterbug)

    Wasn't quite like the way it sounded lol. I hung it up to check it out. Found little issues hat I worked out learning from you all and the Gilbert I got a few months ago. It's not in a display area but I will put in an anchor tonight. thx

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: shutterbug)

    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbug View Post
    If you could post a close-up of the writing on the back of the movement, we might be able to give you an exact year the movement was made. Also, your statement that you "put a nail in the wall and started adjusting things...." makes me quite nervous. The chiming clocks are heavier than most, and should be secured on the wall with a screw into a stud.
    84,Harris & Mallow, NB (0)Jewels, Made in West Germany, 341-020, 112

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    Default Re: Nail in wall scared me, too. (By: Robert Gift)

    I would also reinforce the press board mounting hole with
    some supper glue.
    You'd let it soak into the fibers and give it a couple hours
    to harden.
    The press board is already showing signs of failure.
    Don't take the suggestion of using a large screw into a stud
    lightly. A cuckoo clock is much lighter than your clock
    and having the clock fall is one of the most common causes
    of these clock being destroyed.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: slewfoot)

    Quote Originally Posted by slewfoot View Post
    84,Harris & Mallow, NB (0)Jewels, Made in West Germany, 341-020, 112

    The movement was made by Hermle for Harris & Mallow.
    It is a movement number 341-020. The 84 indicates the date of manufacture
    to be 1984.
    The 112 indicates the pendulum length in CM. It would be a one second
    beat movement.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: Tinker Dwight)

    Sounds good. Interesting is 1984 was when my son was born. My Gilbert mantle was 1934, the year my mom was born. Son was born on my moms birthday too! She loved it. I remember calling her saying happy birthday, you're a grandmother lol

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: slewfoot)

    Just want to say thank you, you all here are a tremendous help

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale.

    I almost forgot. My Gilbert had two key slots. Obviously one to wind it up and the other for the chimes. Would you mind explaining 3?

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: Tinker Dwight)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Dwight View Post
    The 112 indicates the pendulum length in CM. It would be a one second
    beat movement.
    Tinker Dwight
    That's a damn long pendulum for this clock! It must stick out the bottom!.
    “If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: slewfoot)

    Quote Originally Posted by slewfoot View Post
    I almost forgot. My Gilbert had two key slots. Obviously one to wind it up and the other for the chimes. Would you mind explaining 3?
    One arbor to wind the time, one to wind the strike (hours) and one to wind the chime (Westminster).

    JTD

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    Default Re: Got myself a new toy from an Estate Sale. (By: JTD)

    Thank you

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