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    Do not have a clue on this one

    You might be interested in this thread ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?107843-S-Marti-et-Cie-Bronze&p=820623#post820623. It's a project I still haven't tackled ...
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    Anthony Binks British long case? What did I get?

    Dear Jonathan, Thank you for that information. With your help, I was able to look up similar movements on this site. Please allow me to provide more information as to why I believe the movement and face don't go together. The canon and all doesn't line up with the hole in the face. This...
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    Anthony Binks British long case? What did I get?

    Hi all, What can you tell me about this clock? It's pretty clear that it's a Frankenclock, since the face doesn't match up with the clockworks, but the mismatch repair was probably made a very long time ago. The face has a very faint but large "signature" running from the 9 to the center...
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    F. Kroeber / Wm. L. Gilbert gingerbread clock

    This latest clock actually belongs to a friend, who has had it in her family for years ... it belonged to her great-grandparents, who were starting a family around 1890(?), and the label on the back looks like it might have a hand written date of '81. Its face is marked "Made ... by Wm L...
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    Another E Ingram school clock

    Hi all, I have an E Ingram octagon drop box clock, stamped 6 and 28, which I understand means that it was manufactured in June of 1928. It had a broken mainspring and a badly worn bushing when I bought it, so it's been sitting around for a while. I finally tackled it today. It was very dirty...
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    F. Kroeber open escapement cast iron clock

    Steven, Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. I usually adhere to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Well ... now it's broke, so I'm playing with its guts. The main spring on a 125 year old clock breaks three months after purchase? Go figure. Anyway, attached are several photos...
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    S Marti et Cie ... Bronze

    You could tell that from the pictures? I'm impressed. I thought it was epoxy, until I started picking at it. And sorry about my edit ... I didn't see your answer until after I had removed the question.
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    S Marti et Cie ... Bronze

    Thank you all for your input. With respect to repairing the drum, do you have any recommendations concerning products (and methods!). I've found products on line that are epoxies (that can probably be tinted?) and come in large quantities; and I've found products that are cured with light...
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    S Marti et Cie ... Bronze

    Hi all, I'm back with my latest acquisition and ready to show it off to a crowd who won't tell me I need help. This is a very heavy marble and slate (?) clock whose massiveness has presumably been its undoing. The marble cylinder part of the case was broken (and repaired) in several places...
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    Kienzle wall clock ...

    You were right about the spring ... broken where it hooks to the barrel. Took it to a local clock repair person and he had it fixed in no time. Watching him do it has inspired me to try to do it myself the next time ... Here is a better picture of the back plate. Sorry that it is turned...
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    Kienzle wall clock ...

    Yes, that's exactly the movement. I put it back in the case last night, but the next time I take it out, I'll try to get better pictures of the back plate. Kienzle is very faintly stamped on it in two places -- so faint that I couldn't read it with just reading glasses. Your picture is...
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    Kienzle wall clock ...

    Width: 115 mm Height: 112 mm Distance between plates (inside measurement): 37mm And the front ...
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    Kienzle wall clock ...

    Thank you Albra. The clock belongs to a friend and has been in her family since about the 50s, so I'm guessing it was purchased new. I’m surprised that pin and barrel gears can be found in clocks that new. The clock is also stamped “Made in Germany.” Was this common for post WWII clocks...
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    Kienzle wall clock ...

    Hi! Can anyone date the pictured Kienzle wall clock? It has a serial number of 155247. It has some pin and barrel gears, and the hands are held on with a nut (in case those features help date it ...). Thank you. -Arthur
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    F. Kroeber open escapement cast iron clock

    Here is the front. Or did you mean the front behind the face?

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