I have a nice time only Chelsea ship's clock from 1915. It is in pretty good shape other than the fact that it is missing the three screws which secure the movement and dial to the case. Would anyone happen to know the size of screws I need for this? Thanks!
Well, I have got into the movement, and it is made by Azura, 8day, 15 jewels and of course looks more like a pocket watch movement. It is fully wound, and isn't running... I am loathe to touch it as I have no experience with smaller movements.
I have recently rekindled my interest in antique and vintage clocks, and could not resist this one, even though my knowledge of Swiss clocks is at best minimal. Any thoughts or info much appreciated!
I have a brand new cuckoo clock, 3 train, that resolutely refuses to run for 8 days, or even 2-3 days. It will stop for apparently no reason, but always around 3 minutes to the hour, and after the rack has dropped. Swinging the pendulum will not start the clock back up. I have to...
I have a French bronze/gilt clock which would seem to be a nice example of its genre. It has two matching candelabra which I have not pictured. It has a typical French movement, yet the dial as can be seen from the pictures is marked 'Roterdam', and the ornate decorations on the...
I have a Junghans grandmother clock with the a Junghans B42 westiminster chime movement. I have seen this movement mostly in mantel clocks, and believe it to be fundamentally the same other than the BPM. Please correct me if I am wrong.
I won't bore you with the history, but...
Any other input on this clock or maker? I'm hoping some of our European friends may chime in tomorrow.
If I am correct on the approximate age of this clock, does that make it a relatively early example of a rack striking movement as opposed to countwheel?
I am hoping someone might be able to throw some light on this clock. An eight day, rack strike English tall case I believe dating to the mid to late 1700s. The dial is signed, William Crisp, Wrentham. I have attached some pictures.
Any further information on the clock and maker...
I am currently repairing an Elgin 5 tube grandfather clock. Amongst other things, it is missing one of the three chains. The other chains measure at 44 links per foot with the wire 1.78mm thick. I have checked every supplier I can think of and only found one which has supplies chain at...
Interesting commentary on this topic, also reflected in the book Justin recommends (and according to Laprade, he knows what he is talking about :rolleyes:)
Origins: It is believed that in the 1850s, the Trauffer's, a family of woodcarvers, began popularizing the "black forest style" through...
Re-posting on this thread as I am still looking for the right parts or movement for this clock. I did purchase a movement from another member, but unfortunately the minute shaft/hour pipe assembly is too short.
As promised, a couple of pictures of the movement (somewhat blurry, apologies), but I did get a good closeup of the maker's mark and the number 1844. Is this a serial number or a date?
The pendulum rod is long, and the bob double sided brass.
Just wanted to raise my question again...
Thank you for your kind words and the additional information. Much appreciated. As an aside, although I have been resident in the US for 10 years, I spent most of my life in Scotland. Born in Glasgow. I visit a couple of times a year to see my parents who live by the coast near...