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    Bigelow Kennard, Part 2

    Here's a photo of the rear of the movement. Remember, from an earlier post, one hammer strikes to the side, and there's only Patent Applied For and the number 233 as markings, unless I missed something. Thoughts?
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    S. Marti Lifting Piece Cracked

    Laser welding is the way to go. Check your area for that service.
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    Dial with 6 Indicators

    I have seen two on either FB marketplace or craigslist in the last month or so. New England area.
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    Soldering post bearing

    You say there is a hole. If the fit is reasonably good, like not way oversize, clean and flux the hole. Then using a fine gage rosin core solder, cut off tiny pieces. Less than the diameter of the solder. Put the bearing in the hole and place those tiny bits of solder where the plate and bearing...
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    Looking for identification and estimated value help!

    I forgot to add...these prices were set by the owners. No haggling at all..
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    Looking for identification and estimated value help!

    I presently have 2 Colonial tall clocks. One, from what the owner said had been in the family for a number of years. It's dial is thin brass, stamped, filled numerals no fancy spandrels. Chain drive and a wonderful sounding wire gong. Plain case, dark wood. No removable hood/ bonnet as you...
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    A closer examination reveals it definitely is for a tube. 2 screws are for hanging a tube. Now to find the right tube! I really like the sound of a deep tone coiled going! Many thanks!
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    Thanks. I suppose that's a possibility. The hammer on the side has an adjustable rebound bumper. A spring- loaded piece of wood.
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    Seatboard etc with possible location for wire gong.
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    Chime tube bracket showing side swinging hammer
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    Another back plate photo
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    One back plate photo
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    Bigelow Kennard tall clock

    Today I picked up this clock which has a 4 tube chime operating on a long horizontal "drum." Hammers operate in a vertical position as one would expect. There is also a side mounted hammer at 90 degrees which I assume would be for a wire gong. It is missing. I wonder if anyone has a photo of...
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    Schatz noise maker

    This escapement was a pretty fancy product. Merritt's had them listed as Swiss Platform escapements. They were expensive about C note. My catalog is old. Best to inquire.
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    Schatz noise maker

    I got one of those years ago. No escapement whatsoever. I found an escapement at the defunct Empire Clock. Maybe the escapement you got isn't the proper one. Mt clock was branded Salem, but had Schatz on the back plate.

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