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  1. #16

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

    Left to right, it's Strike - Time - Chime. The chime spring is larger and takes about 50% more effort to wind than the Strike and Time which are the same.
    Willie X

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Thornberry View Post
    That's a damn long pendulum for this clock! It must stick out the bottom!.
    I agree. There seem to be a lot of incorrect pendulum length stamped on Hermle movements.
    It looks to be a 0.75 to 0.5 second or there abouts.
    Tinker Dwight

  3. #18

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

    I believe the 112 is beats per minute instead of pendulum length.

  4. #19

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

    Quote Originally Posted by slewfoot View Post

    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
    Certainly, if you're happy with your purchase, that's what matters. I don't wish to take that away.

    But, particle board and everything else ersatz. Why?

    For about the same price, I have recently picked up a very nice Ansonia miniature school house in original finish (you got me, I lied, it was actually for $10 more). I have also done similar in the past.

    This is a great time to find real antique clocks for reasonable prices that will last another 100 years.

    RM

  5. #20

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

    Looks like I have another question. My Gilbert has a keyhole for running fast or slow. Does this one have something?

    Thx

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

    Quote Originally Posted by slewfoot View Post
    Looks like I have another question. My Gilbert has a keyhole for running fast or slow. Does this one have something?

    Thx
    There should be a rating nut at the bottom of the pendulum to raise or lower the pendulum ball. Raise to speed up; lower to slow down.
    “If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.” - Oscar Wilde

  7. #22

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

    Can I assume, the lower, the slower? lol

  8. #23

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

    Yes.

    JTD

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dickstorer View Post
    I believe the 112 is beats per minute instead of pendulum length.
    That would be a significantly shorter pendulum but still possible.
    I looked at the case and thin you are right.
    Tinker Dwight

  10. #25

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

    BPM squared is 12,544------141120 divided by 12544 is 11.25 inches. That will fit his case.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by slewfoot View Post
    Can I assume, the lower, the slower? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by JTD View Post
    Yes.

    JTD

    I noticed the past few days I lose 4-5 minutes in 24 hours so I adjusted it last night. Seemed to be moving faster so when I get home tonight, I'll be able to see what happened.

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

    That is well within adjustment for most clocks.
    That is a 1% change in length.
    It must be BPM as Dickstorer says. I don't know
    why I didn't think of that.
    Getting old.
    Tinker Dwight

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

    Tinker, is getting old? Why Tinker, I bet I am older than you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dickstorer View Post
    Tinker, is getting old? Why Tinker, I bet I am older than you.

    Yes but not by as much as you think. I was born the year they invented the transistor.
    Tinker Dwight

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

    I was born the year that Alcatraz became a prison. I have several years on you.

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