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    Default Gong adjustment on wall clock.

    Hey All,
    I picked up this little weight driven wall clock. There are three gongs, and an adjustment screws on top of the case. I have not experimented to find out what these screws do, timing or tune. I like the sound now, but I'm curious what they do. Now I get two tones, I figure the first is one gong, and the second is a combination of the other two. Timing or tune? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Gong adjustment on wall clock. (RE: Ken M)

    We might be able to help you better, Ken, if you could post some pictures to illustrate what you are telling us. What make of clock is it?

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    Default Re: Gong adjustment on wall clock. (RE: Steven Thornberry)

    There is no name on this clock, either the case or the works, it looks like a hobbyist clock. I tried adjusting the screws, but it turns out they are just the fasteners for the gongs. I have posted a pic of the face and the back case. It's just a fun little clock I picked up for $10 at a Hospice Thrift. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Gong adjustment on wall clock. (RE: Ken M)

    Ken
    I believe what you have there is what is called a "Bim Bam" strike clock. It strikes two notes for each hour on the hour and maybe a single or two tones on the half hour. They do strike one tone with a single hammer and two tones with 2 hammers.

    It's a nice clock. If it's working you got a good deal.

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    Default Re: Gong adjustment on wall clock. (RE: Tom Kloss)

    Thanks! It works great, I didn't need to do a thing to it!

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