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  1. Armando Alcaraz

    How to balance a clock case??

    Thanks to everyone with the insightful and helpful replays. I will continue to trouble shoot this old girl and get her up and running. Kind regards to all!!
  2. Armando Alcaraz

    How to balance a clock case??

    I thought maybe the case/clock had been dropped because the back plate takes a bit of a shove to set into place. I checked it with my right angle jig and it is plumb.
  3. Armando Alcaraz

    How to balance a clock case??

    Those are to original feet and the I have adjusted the crutch as well. I think maybe the pendulum might not be original or has been damaged. I'll keep trying.
  4. Armando Alcaraz

    How to balance a clock case??

    Thank you for a PHENOMENAL How To!! I will be sure to keep this for future projects. I've tried the tilt and the crutch adjustment but still no lock.
  5. Armando Alcaraz

    How to balance a clock case??

    Yes, I have tired it on several surfaces and it does the same thing. Thanks
  6. Armando Alcaraz

    How to balance a clock case??

    Greetings to all!! I recently acquired an Ansonia Mantel clock and it has a bad habit. When facing forward it will not keep time. When turned around it purrs like a kitten!! When I try level it, I have to elevate it and it needs to be raised about 3/4 of an inch from the right side. I have...
  7. Armando Alcaraz

    Help Grandfather Clock stops before hour strike but not always

    Thank you nonetheless!! I too have other projects that need my attention, maybe I'll wait until spring and do it right. For now, silent mode is fine since I have about 10 other clocks gonging and chiming and Coo Cooing for now. Happy holidays!!
  8. Armando Alcaraz

    Help Grandfather Clock stops before hour strike but not always

    Greetings to all and thank you in advance for all of the wonderful help that is offered on so many different topics. Mr. Naif my question is for you. I recently acquired a one owner, original 1977 Ridgeway Model-122 Grandmother clock and it too has the exact same movement that you have been...
  9. Armando Alcaraz

    ANSONIA Mantel Clocks

    Greetings to all! I just acquired these two, very heavy ANSONIA Mantel clocks. Both are running, ( not on time ) but are keeping pace. One has a very thick layer of GOOP all over the movement, the other is very clean considering its possible age. I wish to ask if anyone can tell me what name...
  10. Armando Alcaraz

    Made In England: Grandmother Clock

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to look at my clock and give it a go as to makers mark and model. I will be stripping it down and giving it a much need cleaning. I do have one barrel spring which is broken and now will be on the hunt for that. All in all, it keeps good time and has a...
  11. Armando Alcaraz

    Made In England: Grandmother Clock

    Hello again, I recently came across this what I think is a Grandmother clock, stamped and labeled Made in England that has been sitting for over 42 years in a closet. I got it to run, ring and chime. It has 3 winder keyholes, a cylinder brass bob on a wooden dowel and no makers marks that I can...
  12. Armando Alcaraz

    Seth Thomas Mantel Clock

    Greetings to all, we recently received this Seth Thomas Mantel Clock as a house warming gift because the lady who gave it to us knows that I work on and fix clocks. Unfortunately, I have not tried my hand at electric clocks and this one is not currently running. I checked the cord and it is...
  13. Armando Alcaraz

    American Wm L. Gilbert Clock Co

    Thank you for the insight and clues to my abandoned time keeper/ Nonetheless it came from a 3rd generation owner who was moving and found it in the basement. After much more inspection there does appear to have saw markings on both ends of the top, and the deck has two sets of nail holes, so...
  14. Armando Alcaraz

    American Wm L. Gilbert Clock Co

    I recently obtained this Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. kitchen clock with alarm bell. After a bit of bending and oiling, I got it up and running and it's keeping pretty good time. I was wondering if anyone could help me in maybe identifying the makers stamps on it. There is a G/ and 37. Can...
  15. Armando Alcaraz

    ZENON 31 Day Wall Clock

    Greetings to all! Today I found a ZENON 31 day wall clock at a Thrift Store in New Jersey. The vendor did not know much about it only that it was stamped Made In Korea on the wooden case and movement. It will run for about 15 minutes then stops. I took a quick peek at the movement and it has...
  16. Armando Alcaraz

    Problems with my ships clock

    If you look for A Pocket Full Of Time on Facebook, the gentleman has a quick guide on how a traditional Ships Clock strikes and keeps time. I recently aquired one and was dumbfounded that it did not strike on the hour. It turns out its a watchmans shift chime. Made Alot of sense after that. Hope...
  17. Armando Alcaraz

    Older Clock Parts Wanted Posts

    Greetings to all!! I am in need of parts or a replacement mantel clock round Seth Thomas 48L movement. I need a escapement and arbor as well as case screws and retainer arms and hardware. Or if someone has a "For Parts" unit, I could consider that as well. Thank you for your assistance!!
  18. Armando Alcaraz

    Chelsea Ship's Bell Clock

    The bath seems like the better way to assure that everything gets naturalized. Thanks for the link!
  19. Armando Alcaraz

    Chelsea Ship's Bell Clock

    My serial number is between 1970/74-1975/79. It's somewhere in the middle.
  20. Armando Alcaraz

    Chelsea Ship's Bell Clock

    Thank you to all who have replied. I will make sure to replace what is missing, wash, clean and shine what I can an assure that she get the TLC she needs!!