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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: soaringjoy)

    Thank you, Jurgen. That's good information. For 34" H, it is fairly large considering the case thickness. But, not too bad to carry through a doorway. What a wonderful machine

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: Chris Radano)

    This LFS Westminster wall clock has been in my stack for quite some time
    and I did avoid it because it was lot's of work to do on it.
    Now it's done, on the wall and running strong.

    Some details to clock and movement.
    It's an "ordinary" three train Westminster set-up, but in a typical LFS quality.
    The front of the movement follows the general Viennese rack and snail type, with the
    snail being turned once an hour by a star wheel. Plates are 139 x 128 mm.
    The chimes side barrel is "king size", diameter is 70 mm, weight is 480 gramms, which
    is just over 1 lb.
    All parts are marked with a lot number, and all arbors have 4 file marks, as does the case.
    The spring barrels are "quick out" types and lids snap in on finger pressure.
    Time and strike train springs had banged, but luckily only sheared the ratchet wheels and
    bent some pins. Spring failure was caused by unproper service; the inner coils had slipped
    from the arbors.
    The chime side has the hammers placed nicely in a solid brass block, hammer stems held with
    set screws there. A silencer lifts the hammer from the drum; thus the train turns freely and the
    chimes are always in sequence.
    The combination of rod and coil gong makes the clock a bit special and the sound is terrific.

    The D.R.P. number of the movement tells us, the patent was effective from Sept. 1911 and the
    enclosed drawings did help a lot, when reassembling the movement, because they had pointed
    out the correct wheel positions.

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    The clock was retailed in Annecy, France.
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: soaringjoy)

    :o As a newbie, I am ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDED by the perfect beauty of these movements as compared to almost ALL the others I've seen here! And ESPECIALLY when compared to my ST124. WOW!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: Bill Stuntz)

    Nice looking clock Jurgen and your work on it looks great, any idea how many hours you put into it.
    One clock at a time. Kevin West
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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: Kevin W.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Veritas View Post
    Nice looking clock Jurgen and your work on it looks great, any idea how many hours you put into it.
    No, I really don't know. I tinker around, whenever I have some time.
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: soaringjoy)

    That's a nice Westminster. Can you record the chimes for us?
    "A good gong sells the clock!" - Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: chimeclockfan)

    Quote Originally Posted by chimeclockfan View Post
    That's a nice Westminster. Can you record the chimes for us?
    I do have a mpg file, but I don't upload to YouTube & Co.
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: soaringjoy)

    Ooh, what a shame. I bet the chimes and hour gong sound nice, regardless.
    "A good gong sells the clock!" - Justin A. Olson

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: chimeclockfan)

    I found this at a local auction. I thought it might be a local clock, but I did find a Camerer Cuss & Co. label inside the back door.

    Inside this unassuming, but impressive in size (8" dial) oak art deco case...was found a quality large sized chiming movement. The movement of this clock is just under 6 lbs. Serial # 63791.

    The clock is unrestored as found. Take a gander.
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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: Chris Radano)

    Some more pics.
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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: Chris Radano)

    A good find!
    Do study the movement carefully, before having a go at it. Aw baloney, I know you will!
    Last edited by soaringjoy; 07-03-2012 at 04:58 AM.
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: soaringjoy)

    It will be a while before I do anything to the movement. I had to buy it though, cheaper than a Junghans, Kienzle, or similar chiming clock....with a much better movement. At least the clock is here, probably will not see another LFS chiming clock soon- this clock was the first one sold locally I've seen. The time to buy one is when you see it. The large oak wall clock earlier in this thread was found in the local area, as well.

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: Chris Radano)

    In the meantime, I have found your Westminster wall clock in a catalogue (undated).
    It's the model 754 / 128W. They offered 4 different movements and gongs.

    Nothing on your bracket clock, except that they were listed as "English Styles" and,
    considering the evolution of the case styles, it should be ca. early 1920s.
    Jurgen "tempus nostrum"

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: soaringjoy)

    Here's one I had to replace click spring in. I'll try to get case photos when it goes back to customer. Thanks.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Post your LFS clocks here (By: David B Pendley)

    Hi there all, here a couple of pictures of a recent accuisition of mine a Lorenz westminster chiming wall clock which was originally retailed by Camerer Cuss, has a really beautiful sounding movement, the chiming part of the clock isn't working, but I am not really that bothered, I am quite happy just listening to that lovely movement.
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