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Does this one look like it might work?I have a Mauthe GF clock in need of a pendulum leader. I am not even sure what specs I need to make sure I get the right one. Substitutes are acceptable for now, but I would love to get an original.
That's a very good question. I am afraid there is an education aspect here, too, since I have never seen the part I am looking for. I assume that I need to make sure the top will match the suspension spring (looks promising), the bottom matches up to my pendulum (I think it will work, but I am not even certain I have the right pendulum), that it is the right length (I am not sure there) and if it matches the pin on the crutch (I don't think that will work, but not sure). My crutch has a single pin on it. On the bright side, I think I could adjust the length of the crutch a bit if necessary.Does this one look like it might work?
Bingo. That looks like a perfect match.If this is similar to your clock, it shows the leader and pendulum top hook (sort of).
Round Top German Grandfather Clock | Collectors Weeklu
Actually, your posts have been remarkably helpful. Thanks to the Collectors Weekly post, I have some idea that I have the original pendulum, and I know what the leader is supposed to look like (much like a kieninger, Jauch, or urgos), plus you pointed me in a direction for parts. I give your comments an A+ for helpfulness.I keep hoping someone who knows more about these clocks will chime in.
Fixed to the wall.The story of this clock is that the clock owner took the clock to a jeweller's shop where he thought he'd find a repairer. this in Western Australian town of Merrebin had this clock sent to another town Albany to get it cleaned but it didn't go so the customer took it back. Then the shop owner where he'd initially left it said it would have to be sent away again. When it came back or so he said, the shop owner wanted $900 when the clock owner had only asked for a quote.
The caveat however was that the strike apparently couldn't be fixed. He took the ratchet wheel off the strike side and wired it to the pillar and blocked up the keyhole, losing the escutcheon along the way. When I reattached the ratchet wheel, the governor fan was loose on the shaft and the strike hammer complete had been removed as well. That however was not all. The rack and the gathering pallet were gone as well. To add insult to injury, the beat setting was soft sodered together.
The customer eventually got the clock back three and a half years later for $100, to get it out of his shop, so the shop owner said.
Here are pictures of the movement. It has the crossed arrows of the HAC style but I believe the movement may actually be a Junghans. So, i am sure I can remove the solder and find a hammer but I'm at a loss as to where I'll ever find the rack and the gathering pallet. This clock is unlike any other I've seen in this regard. I believe that the rack must go on the same fitting as the warning/stop lever. There are two shafts clipped on top with a brass clip.
Does anyone here have pictures of this clock in its intact condition or have these parts at all? Maybe if I see a picture I may be able to make parts?
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This is the first rendering. I left the wind holes rough. They will be covered by the grommets. Do you want Ingraham name? TerryDoes anyone know where I can get a paper or mylar clock dial as in the photo? It would need to be 4 1/2" diameter with a 2 1/2" cutout (Ingraham) View attachment 530676 . Most replacement dials I have seen of that diameter are just plain dials. I'm hoping to find a "fancy" dial.
Thank you for your time and your help.
Not used to this thread yet. I use Gimp to resize as needed, then print on Avery 8165 card stock, spray with 2 light coats Rustoleum UV. If you use gloss it will look like an Iveroid antique. Line up with the 12:00 pip, fold and peel some of the backing, lightly press the exposed part down, remove rest of backing and use a cloth to firmly press down. This Avery glue is VERY aggressive, so be sure it is in position!. If the dial plate is separate you can apply first and spray after.