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grandfather clock

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    Grandfather clock moon dial design details

    I have a vintage 1907 US-built grandfather clock with what appears to be a standard moon dial. If I'm not mistaken, the mechanisms were standardized, especially the gear trains, to account for the ~29½ day lunar cycle. My questions: Would I be likely to have a dial with 135 (136?) teeth? I've...
  2. __on_the_verge

    18th c 18th Century Dutch Longcase Clock

    So, recently I obtained this 18th century Dutch Longcase clock by Gerrit Ter Vooren, C. 1760. I am very excited as this kind of clock is very rare, but its rarity also poses some difficulty in finding information. It has complications for the moon phase, date and seconds. There is a ship...
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    Help in identification

    I'm told this clock was in our family since before the Civil War. Is this Gothic style for the woodwork? Couldn't find similar fretwork online. Behind the faceplate is a 6-digit serial number, but we can't make out the text above it. Any help in identifying would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Help with identifying maker and era of a Tall Clock

    Hello folks, New member here. My family is downsizing and we have two tall clocks. One has been in my family since the late 1700s (wow!) and the other was my great aunt's. She was born in 1900 in Maryland. Pics of her clock attached. I'm looking for help with identifying the maker and era...
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    Franz hermle clock

    Hello, I have a franz hermle grandfather clock that my father bought from a furniture shop. I live in kuwait The clock is broken and doesn’t work as far as i know. I tried looking inside through the side acces panel to see if i can pin point the issue exactly. But i have no knowledge when it...
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    Purpose of wood on clockcase

    I have purchased this clock which has this piece of wood turns when it is moved. I think that it's purpose is that when it is turned to the upright positionit stops the hood from falling out. However I have another clock made by the same maker which has the same thing, but if it is turned to...
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    Hoping to swap chime selections on grandfather clock

    Hi everyone, Back on this fine forum with another question for you all. This may be nothing but a silly idea, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask... Also, I figured I'd post this in the repair section since it's more technical. Sorry if it's in the wrong place. So, a few days ago I finally...
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    How to align moon dial arm

    I have an Emperor 300 with the moon dial. The attached photo shows how the arm that pushes on the dial (circled in red) is sitting on the side of the dial, not along the edge. It has always been like this. I put it back where it goes. It will click once just before 12:00 and then slide over...
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    Howard Miller Grandfather Clock

    I have a Howard Miller G. F. clock. The hook on top of one of the weights broke in the middle of the night, scared the daylights out of me, and broke the floor board at the bottom of the case. Only dumb luck prevented it from breaking the mirror or the glass panel, which go all the way to the...
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    When cleaning older (100 yr) movement, do you want clean and shiny or just functional?

    I picked up an old Mauthe GF clock, and it is in serious need of cleaning. However, part of the charm is that it just "looks" old. For those of you that have cleaned one or more old clocks in the past, did you try to make it look shiny and new, or did you keep the old look and clean, polish...
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    Removing weights on tightly "wound" grandfather clock

    I recently went to pick up a non-working grandfather clock, and the weights were pulled so tight against the seat board that I could not unhook them. I tried triggering the strike and chimes but no luck, and pendulum rod barely moved, so there was no obvious way to advance the chains. Is there...
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    Help Requesting guidance for disassembly, cleaning, reassambly, and lubricating

    Hello I am John from Colorado, and I am still very new to all of this. I have typical basic tools, although it looks like I could use a standard flat blade screwdriver that has been sharpened to help with some abnormally narrow screw slots. What do you all use for screws that are relatively...
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    Age and info on Isgus grandfather clock

    This clock runs great and almost keeps good time (off by a few minutes all the time). I would love to know where I could find more information about the clock and really want to know how old it is. Any information would be super helpful. It's a really primitive setup so I'm sure it's quite...
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    Help Moon gear misaligned on Seth Thomas grandfather clock?

    Here is more on my saga of the $25 clock. I replaced the movement, and it was working well, but after a little more than 24 hours it stopped. There was a lot of resistance on the minute hand. Took off the face and moon dial and it ran fine. My best guess is that there is a misalignment on...
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    Help Replacement movement shifted pendulum into chimes

    My wife picked up a used Seth Thomas grandfather clock for $25. Clock worked, but not the chimes. We reached an agreement that if we bought a new movement for it, I could take apart the old one, clean it, and see if we could get it working again. I talked with clockworks and gave them the...
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    Help Good preliminary cleaning of grandfather clock movement?

    My wife picked up a Seth Thomas grandfather clock with weights and chains for $25. It keeps time, but the chimes do not work. I would like to do a good basic preliminary cleaning and oiling on it to get some idea of how good or bad the movement's condition might be. I know the best thing would...
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    Grandfather clock mechanism trigger but no chime

    Hello all. My Grandfather has a Grandfather Clock that he's owned for over 50 years, it's likely much older than that. It's an eight day clock. One gut line snapped a while back so it hasn't been running but we've decided to tackle the job and get it going again. I replaced the gut line on...
  18. Rod Schaffter

    Advice on Herschede Windsor GF with Jauch chain movement

    Hi Gang, I just aquired a Herschede #325 Windsor clock. It needs work, but it came with the door key. :D I have no experience with tall-case clocks except for fixing the chimes on my Father in Laws' Colonial, which, coincidentally, appears to have the same movement as this clock (it appears...
  19. Jeff Salmon

    Wanted: Craftsman or Stickley style GF plans

    Has anyone found any craftsman, Greene & Greene, or Stickley design floor clock plans?
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    Inherited my Grandparents Clock

    Hi I have recently inherited my grandparent's grandfather clock. I am 54 years old and they had it as long as I can remember, It has been transported the 250 miles to my house but I cannot get it to run. Unfortunately I do not know when it last ran. I can get the clock to chime when I wind the...

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