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    Curious hammers on Kienzle Westminster bracket clock

    Thanks for all the responses! Sounds like this will actually be rather easier than replacing leather in hollow-headed hammers, which I just finished doing for my New Haven Cloister clock and which was rather tedious... Well, in so far as removing the existing dead stuff inside the heads. Any...
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    Curious hammers on Kienzle Westminster bracket clock

    Ok, let's try this one.
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    Curious hammers on Kienzle Westminster bracket clock

    Hi all, Finally got my hands on a lovely Kienzle Westminster chime bracket clock. Sadly I have no photos of the case, as it's currently off getting a split repaired, but it's a tall beehive case with grills on the sides and back. Anyway, upon first receiving the clock, I noticed that the...
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    Foreign Westminster/Whittington clock: Who made it, and is it practically worth saving?

    Oh, I completely agree! This clock is quite nice, and if I can get it restored, I will definitely give it a shot. I spent much of yesterday researching case restoration methods... Found some pretty useful ideas, too. While I suspect it might be too visual of a task for me to do, I sent my...
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    Foreign Westminster/Whittington clock: Who made it, and is it practically worth saving?

    Thanks, Justin, for the ID! I had this funny feeling it might be a Jauch... Though gongs aren't necessarily indicative of a maker, I did find a Youtube video of a Jauch dual chime mantle clock that chimed identically to mine, and the ticking and chime train sound signatures were also the same...
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    Foreign Westminster/Whittington clock: Who made it, and is it practically worth saving?

    Hi everyone, Back on this wonderful forum with some more questions for you all. As I have been isolated on a small island in a state of perpetual boredom for the past few months, I recently found this little tambour clock from the interwebs, and impulse bought it for hardly anything. The...
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    Hoping to swap chime selections on grandfather clock

    Hi everyone, Back on this fine forum with another question for you all. This may be nothing but a silly idea, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask... Also, I figured I'd post this in the repair section since it's more technical. Sorry if it's in the wrong place. So, a few days ago I finally...
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    Sharing my current clock collection

    On another note, I must admit, folks, I'm rather proud of myself this evening. I actually managed to figure out what was wrong with my Junghans A-11 clock and fix it. Some months ago, my father and I took its movement out, just so I could take a look at it... But we must have messed with it...
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    Sharing my current clock collection

    Hi Tom, Thanks much for your reply! During the few months that I have been on this board, I have learned a great deal just by reading topics relating to my various clock woes. I have also be incredibly grateful to everyone that has offered suggestions, advice, and also words of support. To...
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    Sharing my current clock collection

    Thanks, Isaac. Yeah, that Sonora chime spring is terrifying to me, based on the monstrous size of the barrel, and how exhausting it is to wind. It's also a bit problematic, as lately, the clock has taken to occasionally not chiming at the three quarter mark, resulting in the chimes going out of...
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    Sharing my current clock collection

    Hi Vernon, Thanks, I'm pretty proud of this collection so far. I've actually be quite excited that I've been able to acquire some of my most sought after clocks relatively quickly... Those being a model 10 dual chime Herschede and a dual chime Celebrate with Trinity chimes... That one is off...
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    Sharing my current clock collection

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. As to your question... I'm trying to learn how to work on these clocks. As of now, I've managed to figure out how to oil a clock, although so far, I've only managed to do that with my little time only "experimenting" clock. I've also managed to readjust the chime...
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    Sharing my current clock collection

    Hey everybody, Hope everyone is doing well! Not sure if this is the right forum to post this in (maybe it should be in the "your newest clock acquisition" forum instead?) but for anyone that might be interested, I thought I'd share a clock overview YouTube video I recently made. In it, I...
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    Resurrecting dual chime Celebrate, is it possible?

    Thanks for the replies and directions, Justin et al! I was gonna try this procedure today, however, there was a change of plans. Upon a friend's recommendation, I took the dual chime clock to a repairer who ended up not being super far from me earlier today. On first inspection, he said the...
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    Resurrecting dual chime Celebrate, is it possible?

    Thanks for your responses, folks. Glad to hear my instincts are most likely correct in this... From what I've learned in my antique clock journey so far, it sounds like most things can be fixed... If there are sufficient expertise and/or funds involved. As far as finding someone with said...

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