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    Smile Haller AG dual chime mantle clock

    I bought this on eBay UK under the "buy it now" section. This took a few hours to set up, but it all arrived intact. It sounds great, and didn't need any repairs. I had to adjust one of the chime hammers, I am impressed how strong the hammer wire is. The chimes are loud and strident, owing to the Oak case, large chime block, and large chime hammers. Pictures linked below, video coming soon.

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    Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: chimeclockfan)

    Nice find, CCF!! What's the second tune? Looks like it's been looked after. Bushings look fairly recent.
    harold bain, Member ch 33
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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: harold bain)

    Thanks! The second tune is Whittington. The selector goes (from bottom to top) Whittington, Westminster, and Silent. I usually keep it on Whittington.

    The ticking is very quiet, compared to a Sessions mantle clock I had out earlier (my dad's).
    Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: chimeclockfan)

    Here are two videos I made. Hosting on Photobucket for now.

    Whittington

    Westminster

    I usually have it on Whittington, but I have it on Westminster now as some of the hammers require adjustment.
    Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: chimeclockfan)

    Lifted hammers when stopped is not correctly adjusted in the chime trains, need a clock repair person to set it correctly. Not hammers.

    Cheers, Watchfixer

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: Watchfixer)

    The problem with the lifted hammers is one thing, however two hammers for Whittington kept bouncing while I posted earlier. Instead of a clear note, it would sound a bit off compared to the other notes. I don't know if the uploaded videos caught that. I sorted that out, leaving the issue of lifted hammers prior to the chime. I don't know if there is a "clock repair person" in the area up to the job. Now I keep it on one chime as I said in my thread in the Clock Repair section, it likes to jam if switched.
    Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: chimeclockfan)

    The hammers sound like they are too close to the rods. Check the fixing screws holding the chime block. It may have shifted in shipping the clock, or you may be able to back up the chime block a bit to change where the hammers hit.
    But, when the hammers are at rest, there should be about a 1/8 inch gap to the chime rods (not counting the raised ones). The chime drum does need backing up to correct the raised hammers. Bending the hammer rods is very easy to do, don't worry they won't break.
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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: harold bain)

    CCF, remember, the hammers should be at rest, even when
    the clock goes into warning.
    The set-up you have causes lots of power losses.

    See your own pic (which would be better posted here directly...)

    http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/...R/CIMG0524.jpg

    There's that wheel with to fastening screws.
    Loosen them and turn the wheel until the hammer drops.
    Add a little "air" to the adjustment and it should work.

    In general, adjusting is always done on the first Westminster
    sequence (1, 2, 3, 4). If you have that correct, the rest will
    be OK.

    Jurgen
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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: soaringjoy)

    Quote Originally Posted by soaringjoy View Post
    CCF, remember, the hammers should be at rest, even when
    the clock goes into warning.
    The set-up you have causes lots of power losses.

    See your own pic (which would be better posted here directly...)

    http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/...R/CIMG0524.jpg

    There's that wheel with to fastening screws.
    Loosen them and turn the wheel until the hammer drops.
    Add a little "air" to the adjustment and it should work.

    In general, adjusting is always done on the first Westminster
    sequence (1, 2, 3, 4). If you have that correct, the rest will
    be OK.

    Jurgen
    I was not aware of the risk of power loss due to the raised hammers. I am trying to see how I can fit a screw driver in without removing the entire movement. To get the movement out requires removing the chime rod block, which will require a very big screw driver.

    The hammers for Westminster are 3, 4, 5, 8.
    Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: chimeclockfan)

    Nah, you're kidding and pulling my leg...
    but many Westminsters are not correctly adjusted there and
    lots of folks never even notice.

    You'll have to take the movement out - make no mistake.
    Let down the springs and turn the whole thing by hand, if you're
    not sure.

    Jurgen
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: soaringjoy)

    CCF, time to get some basic tools together. An assortment of screwdrivers is a necessity, but they really don't have to be expensive for clock work. Also pliers of various sizes.
    harold bain, Member ch 33
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    Default Re: Haller AG dual chime mantle clock (RE: harold bain)

    I will look for proper screw drivers. For now, it isn't a major concern, as it can run on Westminster okay. I moved it to a dresser, and it looks superb. It is not too difficult to move, which works to my advantage.
    Justin A. Olson

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