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  1. chimeclockfan

    Anybody heard of a French distributor named "ORBEL"?

    2 airs = Westminster and Sonodo chime melodies, switched back and forth through a small pump lever beneath the 4 o'clock position.
  2. chimeclockfan

    My new Colonial Mfg tall case clock

    The engraved brass dials were usually among the lower-cost offerings but that's not to say it's lower in construction quality. It's a great quality dial and the subtle detailing is a pleasant alternative to the more common raised filigree panels.
  3. chimeclockfan

    My new Colonial Mfg tall case clock

    Domestic always meant 'Made in USA'. The catalog's Herschede 2 train movement isn't a match for your clock. Your clock would have been made before Colonial's stockpile of imported German movements ran dry and required changing to domestic Herschede movements during the first world war. The...
  4. chimeclockfan

    My new Colonial Mfg tall case clock

    The catalog drawing looks like a Herschede two train movement, there also appears to be a crown in the moon dial holder. Compare with this live example, some detail differences among the differing construction grades but same exact setup: Herschede
  5. chimeclockfan

    Anybody heard of a French distributor named "ORBEL"?

    These French box regulators often bore regional retailer names. Nothing is known about most of these retailers since they all came and went over the years. Their names were just stamped onto the dial so be careful not to rub anything off.
  6. chimeclockfan

    Furniture from Colonial Mfg. Company

    I've heard about the Colonial furniture but not much in the way of photos or catalog listings. Would be interested to see some examples of their chairs or cabinets.
  7. chimeclockfan

    Colonial Clock of Zeeland questions?? Any help??

    Andy Dervan is an expert on Colonial clocks and can consult you further if you post up photos of your clock.
  8. chimeclockfan

    Kienzle Single Strike while in Silent Mode

    The strike lever's lifting tab was always riveted in place. Per the PM I sent last night, I find it's most beneficial to just make small adjustments to the positioning of chime locking disc & strike gathering pallet until everything works. It'll never work the way it should if anything's just a...
  9. chimeclockfan

    Kienzle Single Strike while in Silent Mode

    This was the approximate gathering pallet positioning on my clock. The tolerances between pallet pin and rack are very tight so it benefits from being watched when in operation before putting all back together. I don't have the positions for the pinned wheels between the plates but there's no...
  10. chimeclockfan

    Kienzle Single Strike while in Silent Mode

    I sent a drawing schematic through PM but will post up here anyway. Try adjusting the position of the gathering pallet, it should not allow to activate the hour strike when silenced. The rack gathering lever should rest closer to the notched section in the pallet. The "floppy" gray portion of...
  11. chimeclockfan

    Unusual chime & strike 2-weight German tall case

    This is a Kieninger 2 train 3/4 Westminster chime. The Westminster chime plays on the quarters, then the drum shifts for the hour strike (no chime at top of hour). The Westminster chime segments do not stay in sync on this movement outline. Your clock is working as it should. The more familiar...
  12. chimeclockfan

    5 Rod Assembly Bar Westminster Gong broken

    The new gong units do not have threaded rods and they are not the same shape as your block. New chime rods are still being prepared but there has been progress this past season - so we are all hoping to have rods in production next year. In the meantime, get the old rods out in anticipation for...
  13. chimeclockfan

    Gustav Becker model identification

    The 3/4 Symphonie Gong, sometimes known as Symphony Harfen-Gong, bim-bam strikes on the quarter hours and on the top of the hour, counts out the hours. There should be 7 rods and hammers on your clock, so some are missing. A larger version of the same setup with 8 hammers and rods is shown here...
  14. chimeclockfan

    Gustav Becker model identification

    The gong block should have a name on it, denoting which type of strike it has. VFU/Gustav Becker had several named gongs and configurations which varied over the years, they were one of the most dedicated companies when it came to gong engineering. DRP 177600 was granted in 1906 and refers to a...
  15. chimeclockfan

    A nazi cuckoo clock?

    These German clocks started off as typical production models, only to have Nazi-themed imagery added on by retailers or wholesalers attempting to cash in on the Third Reich's supremacy. This is why the emblem doesn't really "match" the rest of the case. As one would suspect, most clocks...
  16. chimeclockfan

    Huge Sessions Mission(?) Clock

    Looks more like a little church tower than a typical Sessions clock. Interesting to see how the bushings are set so close to the edge of the plates.
  17. chimeclockfan

    Seth Thomas Seth Thomas steal?

    My first clock came over from England and almost everything else was brought in from overseas or elsewhere in the USA. It's good to have a collection but bad if you're finding yourself with more clocks than you know how to repair. Practicing and learning off a 'starter' clock can build up...
  18. chimeclockfan

    Gustav Becker P74

    That's what happens when I look at this stuff half-awake. :emoji_snail: Looking at the photos again it doesn't look like a clear stamp. Are you sure that isn't just a mis-stamped 'P42', measuring from leader tip to end of pendulum?
  19. chimeclockfan

    Seth Thomas Seth Thomas steal?

    That's what usually happens when you buy clocks for low prices: they have problems that must be fixed. Clocks that have been restored and in good working order tend to cost more on average, be it a recognition of value or trying to make back money that was spent on the clock's repairs. I will...
  20. chimeclockfan

    Gustav Becker P74

    The pendulum is 12 CM from the tip of the pendulum bob's shaft to where the pendulum hooks into its leader. This measurement excludes the leader and suspension spring.
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