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  1. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    I have to go to work! Leaving in 10 minutes :clock: I'm usually working at 5:30. yesterday I started at 6:00, so I got to sleep in (helps on a Monday):thumb: Coffee is already working.
  2. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    The repeat striking of the clock I have....if you can find one photo I took, you will see the teeth on the main wheel (that activate the hammers). They are in two stages...one set of teeth has four teeth, the other set 12 teeth. When the weight is pulled up until it is stopped by the racks...the...
  3. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Yes, it looks like your clock had the end of the pendulum suspension broken off. But now you see what it would have looked like. I would like to see what the original dial would have looked like. If you are able, please take a photo from Schaff's book. If not, oh well :?| I will have to get the...
  4. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Ok, I'm not sure if you need more. So let me know. Looks like the pendulum has a suspension spring. My time train is rope driven. The bells have a couple small washers and a spacer between them. I know you can find Schwarzwalduhr glockes on Ebay.de. Actually, the 2 small bells are quite loud and...
  5. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    I don't have weights or pendulum. Although I haven't done extensive research (which is very limited in English), I would be surprised if the clock was from Vienna, a major clock making center. To me it's a rural clock. I can get better pics. I have't done anything but repair the split it in dial...
  6. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Ah yes. The photos are small, but yours looks like time and strike, with a separate train for repeat work. Mine is more simple, time and quarter hour repeat on 2 bells. The movements certainly look of similar age and origin. I don't know the place of origin, I think in the Alpine region of...
  7. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Thanks to Ralph and his experience, he had enough sense to see this clock has weight driven on demand repeat work. This clock is non-striking. It appears that the weight needs to be wound to activate the repeat, where the clock will indicate the nearest quarter hour striking on 2 bells. The...
  8. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Yes there's graphite in there. Some of the woodworm dust shook loose as well. But even with some worm damage the clock seems sturdy enough. I still couldn't figure out the striking, but I don't see anything missing. I also like the side doors. The way the doors have been restored, they're kind...
  9. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Probably it's not a Black Forest movement. Sometimes these old wood clocks are sold at auction. They're listed as something like "South German or Alpine region".
  10. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Hello, and thank you for the reply. I now own enough Black Forest painted dial clocks I should own a book! But usually older ones like this a harder to find, and expensive. This one is certainly older, but was not too expensive. I bought it from Germany. I think because of the dial, maybe it was...
  11. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    Probably it's not missing anything. I have to look at it to see if I can set it up correctly. Don't you think the strike train is unusual? These old German wall clocks blow my mind. How someone could build a clock like this, so simple. This one has been restored, but this clock looks old.
  12. Chris Radano

    Black Forest? Wood wheel movement. Missing strike part.

    I think this is a Black Forest movement. It's the oldest wood movement I own. I think it's quarter striking, but it is missing the rack tail? The strike train seems simple, not unusual for older German movements, but there may be more missing. I know it's a long shot, but if someone could tell...
  13. Chris Radano

    Camerer Kuss broken lantern pinion

    Hello Ian, I am running my clock right now, so I apologize I will not be disassembling the movement. I can say, the movement of my clock is fairly accurate upon winding for 6 days, the last day the movement loses about 2 minutes. So, I wind another turn about day 4 or 5, and the movement is...
  14. Chris Radano

    Camerer Kuss broken lantern pinion

    Wood glue it is! I don't know why I didn't think of that :?| because I've used modern wood glue before :confused: I use Titebond "weatherproof" wood glue. When clamping, I have a wet rag handy. I wipe the excess glue off, then I usually will return to check on how the subject is doing several...
  15. Chris Radano

    Camerer Kuss broken lantern pinion

    One thing may do the trick to save your movement. How about 2-3 thin metal bands (or clamps, or straps) that would span the width of the front plate to secure the plate from flexing width-wise. The bands would have to be thin, and not interfere with any pivot points. I'm thinking something...
  16. Chris Radano

    Camerer Kuss broken lantern pinion

    Digitalpan....Guess what? I now have a clock with a similar movement in my collection. I will post photos later. By the way, It's a Winterhalder + Hofmeier clock. But for now, here is the problem with your movement. Besides the click spring, it appears that the front plate has split down the...
  17. Chris Radano

    Camerer Kuss broken lantern pinion

    If the spring is original, I would keep it. Your photo is interesting. There appears to be no wear on the pins. So many times, with American clocks, the diameter of the pins is eaten away with wear. Machines.....they make us go :?|
  18. Chris Radano

    Camerer Kuss broken lantern pinion

    Although your idea is interesting, I would assume unnecessary. It looks like a failure of the brass collar. Probably a casting weakness that took a while before resulting in total failure.
  19. Chris Radano

    Hessen Wall Clock.

    I have always been aware the clock is a BF clock. I thought the case is interesting. I thought someone may recognize regional characteristics based on the previous owner's story. I see more in this clock than others seem to, that is why I am the owner :p
  20. Chris Radano

    Hessen Wall Clock.

    Nobler, The dial of the lackschildur seems to be custom made for the case. Interesting that the Bergische Uhrs (in the link above) are similar in appearance to this clock. And, the older Bergische Uhrs were made in a region of close proximity to Hessen.

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