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    Stabilize or Repaint Schatz Base?

    Hello, all. Attached are photos of a 1952 Schatz. My intention is to clean and restore - as possible - this clock. As you can see from the photos, both the paint and decals on the dial and pillars are in excellent condition. The paint is also holding on the pendulum balls. However, the base...
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    Please help identify this clock

    Thanks, everyone. I appreciate all the assistance.
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    Please help identify this clock

    Good morning: I purchased recently for a pittance this interesting little clock. It is a curiosity. I have not found any maker’s marks. It is not working. When plugged into socket, motor gets warm with no action. I would like to find a replacement motor. I will appreciate deeply any insights. John
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    G. K. cuckoo minute hand

    Thank you both. This is exactly what I need. John
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    G. K. cuckoo minute hand

    Friends: The attached photos are of a G. K. cuckoo movement currently under restoration. The movement came without hands or related hardware. As I have never seen such a minute hand tube as this before, I would appreciate your help in understanding how the minute hand is secured correctly. I...
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    cuckoo clockcase stain/paint

    Joseph: Thanks for your suggestion. Admittedly, I am concerned about the drying time for the oil based product - even with the drier additive. John
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    cuckoo clockcase stain/paint

    Good afternoon: I do not have Karl Kochman’s book referenced above. Would someone kindly tell me exactly what size tube of burnt sienna artist’s oil paint Kochman states to use in his formula for stain on page 152? Thank you. John
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    Junghans chime assembly and rods

    Good morning. An acquaintance told me recently that her clock would not chime. She asked me to take a look. It was an easy diagnosis - the hammer assembly, hammers, and rods are missing! The clock was purchased at an antique show a decade ago. An unscrupulous seller did not...
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    Maker's Mark

    Thanks, Steve, for the clarification. John
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    Maker's Mark

    Thank you, Kevin. I will search for the former threads. John
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    Maker's Mark

    Hello. I recently purchased a Gilbert "Steamer Number 48." The clock is in immaculate and original condition with one exception - the dial. I do not recognize this mark. Do you? Cheers! John
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    Antique Cuckoo Clock

    Good morning. I am the proud new owner of an older cuckoo. Given my limited knowledge of cuckoos, I am guessing it is circa 1875. No doubt someone with greater knowledge will offer a more accurate date estimate. The carvings are in remarkable condition. The case needs attention as the...
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    Junghans model and finials

    Thanks for the excellent insights and examples. I am most grateful. John
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    Junghans model and finials

    Good morning, friends. Over the holidays, generous friends gave me their small Junghans regulator. The date mark indicates second-half of 1906. The husband is an Army veteran. He and his wife purchased the clock while stationed in Germany. It has not run for some time. They wanted to...
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    What am I doing wrong with solder?

    Thank you, everyone, for the insights and suggestion. At this moment, I am in information overload. Nonetheless, as I read and study these and, potentially, additional posts, I am confident you will ave taught me well. With luck - I will find time this weekend to begin again and experiment...

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