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6-3/4-inch tall Kundo. Had never seen anniversary clock this small!

Robert Gift

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Purchased at ARC Thrift Store. Shelf top of glass dome is 6-3/4 inches.
Is there a model number anywhere?

Ran a few minutes, then stopped.
Then ran an hour or so, then stopped.
Felt like the main spring was wound too tight, so I made the verge "vibrate" to release some of the tension.
Now running 9 days!

What should the period between ticks?
(Wanted to remove the minute hand because I doubthat it is accurate at all in the temperature swings of our house.
Wife say no.)

Can (should) I use 0W-20 full synthetic motor oil to lubricate pinions?
Thank you.
 
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Robert Gift

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Shall try to post photos. But don't khow.
 
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Forgoto ask: Since this has a smaller spring, is it really a 400-day clock?
 

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Click 'Attach files' when writing a post and it should load the selection screen for you to upload images from your computer.
Photos from a digital camera can be loaded onto the computer by inserting the camera's SD card.
Photos should then be able to load on the computer, then uploaded here.

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Most 400 day clocks do not require extremely large springs. These clocks are not renowned for accuracy but make for fun novelty pieces.
 
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Ken M

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This is a Kundo Midget, not a true midget, but it was called that. I believe it is the smallest domed Kundo. The mini is basically the same cock. I have one but can't find a pic of it and the cat is sleeping in my lap so I can't go take a pic right now.

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This is a Kundo Midget, not a true midget, but it was called that. I believe it is the smallest domed Kundo. The mini is basically the same cock. I have one but can't find a pic of it and the cat is sleeping in my lap so I can't go take a pic right now.

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Ken, you've got your priorities right!
 
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MUN CHOR-WENG

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The smallest Kundo in my collection is shown below, it is a midget model just little under 5 1/2 -inch tall.

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The back plate is similar to Plate 1407 H.
Part of the lower center portion of the back plate was cut off to accommodate the upper portion of the pendulum leaving the lower porion of the pendulum as seen from the front. While in most 4-ball pendulum the balls were held downward, here they are held upward. There is no pendulum cup for this model as there is no center column projecting from in the pendulum. All these made it possible for Kundo to produce one of the smallest post WWII 400-day clocks.
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Mun C W
 
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Wayne A

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Pictures would help.. The kundo midgets I have are 600bph clocks, same as kundo miniatures.

Wayne
 
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