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    Mantle Clock Identification

    Thank you very much for your interesting replys. I will remove the movement and see if there are any markings on the front. The movement, face and back door appear to be held in place by two brass straps that connect everything together. I will post pics when i have it apart. The hands do...
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    Mantle Clock Identification

    Hi all, My neighbour rescued this clock the other week and gave it to me because he knows I have a small collection. I am not overly keen on the clock but said I would try and identify it and get it running. The clock is very heavy and appears to be part marble? The front section with the...
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    Over wound possibly?

    Thanks for your kind words Bryan... I am happy that it is in the hands of the professional now. I have a couple of longcase clocks and around 50 mantle clocks in total but I have become quite attached to this. Perhaps because it is the only one that has worked consistently and reliably. I do...
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    Over wound possibly?

    Thanks for all the comments. I took it back to the clock shop today and he agreed that I did the right thing stopping it to prevent any further damage. Hopefully will get it back again next week. Its so quiet here without it.
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    Over wound possibly?

    Right....Thanks again for the advice...I have now removed the hands and the dial to get a closer look and have discovered what is wrong. Bear with me as i dont know the technical names. I have noticed that the winding key isnt connected to the barrel like the mantle clocks i have but goes...
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    Over wound possibly?

    Thanks for the reply chris...yes it does feel fully wound. The key can be wound not a fraction more. Usually when it is fully wound though you can turn the key a little more under pressure but this time it is very firm. I could get the dial off as it appears to be held on by tapered pins but...
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    Over wound possibly?

    Thanks for the information Joe. I have had springs go on me in the past and this somehow feels different. The spring doesnt feel like its slipping...and it does take a little pressure to make it do the grinding noise...perhaps a little more than what is needed to usually turn the key. Perhaps...
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    Over wound possibly?

    Thanks for the reply You know how it goes...I started to wind it and she started talking to me so I lost focus. I am gutted and hope I havent damaged anything. I have only had it back a couple of months after a service at the local clock shop. I have put it back in the case and it is running...
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    junghans grandmother clock

    Hi.. is there any chance you could add pictures of your clock? it makes it easier to identify.
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    Over wound possibly?

    Hello all When I was winding up my grandmother clock today the girlf friend was talking to me. Normally it takes ten turns of the key...I could have sworn I only counted 7 and the key jammed up and instead of its normal clicking noise it made this horrible grinding noise whilst the key slipped...
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    Longcase Clock Weights

    Hello all I have just picked up another longcase clock and have a few questions to ask. My first query is that one of the 3 weights is missing the end caps and the bar that goes through the middle yet i have the hook. Is it possible to get hold of the end caps? https://mb.nawcc.org/ I have...
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    Just brought this...please help me find some information

    thanks for that Harold...the bit i was un-sure about was in the first pic where you can see like lots of cracks in the finish... i will do as you say and completly clean it first using an appropriate cleaner before doing anymore.
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    Just brought this...please help me find some information

    not sure if i should start a new thread about this in clock repair but here goes... I have took the movement into a trusted "clock shop" who is charging roughly £85 to overhall the movement...requires some bushing to be done and some attention to one of the winding mechanisms. Now i am...
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    Cleaning a very dirty movement

    thanks clockdady and oldticker...everything is really starting to make sense now :) I have learnt soo much these past few days thanks to everyone on the forum. I cant wait for my book to arive now.
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    Cleaning a very dirty movement

    Thanks all i have got some tin openers and old spoons so will be trying this afternoon. I will try heating the solution first in the microwave as my cheapy ultrasonic bath hasnt got a heater. The other part that has been causeing me grief is the striking arm. It seems to be pushed tightly on...

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