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Unfortunately Jim, I have yet to have a nice tubular chime movement that was not treated this way for those prices, brought to me after for repair. A few really nice english fusee movements as well, maybe not rust, but alot of sticky goo (sometimes it hasn't turned green yet) and often what I call "high water lines".I recently saw a 3 train high-quality tubular chime clock movement that was corroded, rusty steel, and green brass, it had been dunked, in who knows what. It didn't run for than a few days when it came home. The repair bill from that fine craftsman? A mear $3000.
Hello Jim,I have been a bit taken aback by some of the folks who get upset about this subject. Many of us post for sake of amusement, not really to belittle misdirected past efforts at clock repair. There are people who collect make-do repairs of many household items and respect them for what they are. Someone made-do with what they had on hand. Sometimes we see remarkable ingenuity, usually not. One might well assume that many of the really sloppy jobs we see were done by an owner trying to his clock back on the road.
It looks as though a piece has been let in but how come one tooth is reversed. That's weird. Big lumps of solder could have been brushed off while still molten That's ugly!Hey Guys & Gals,
Check out this one. Not only would the solder put escape wheel out of poise but look at the tooth at the 1:00 position.
This should give a unusual printout on Microset connected to computer and set to record every beat.
Assuming it will even run.
Keep these pics coming, I have over a hundred already.
Yeah, that's just lazy. It takes one sharpee and a little more care to use a temporary marking on the plate. After the little x's or circles, it's there forever. And I've seen some plates where the guy goes and signs his name with the scribe, too.A little art on the barrel cap and back of the dial is not such a bad thing. It's the guy that scribes X's at the pivot holes he intends to bush that I'd like to throttle.
Have you noticed that same person recently has "parted" at least one more Herschede clock on eBay.As a matter of fact I watched with some remorse when what appeared to be a very nice Herschede Model 294 "Haverford" was just recently...within the last week or so...parted out on eBay by someone who calls himself a monger of clocks. He's really a destroyer of clocks and a monger of clock parts.
Have you noticed that same person recently has "parted" at least one more Herschede clock on eBay.
I thought it novel that the movements and tube racks were not offered for sale.
Fortunately or unfortunately I am in the market for a set of tubes.
Three of the 9 I have are cracked and a race car mechanic botched a repair on those.
I am ashamed to post pictures.
You can bet that the ones I have will be on eBay if I find suitable replacements.
Where is the morality?
a set of nine good Herschede tubes will probably set you back a grand or more on ebay.
The first set of tubes for sale were scuffed but not cracked. The second set had fine cracks in three of the tubes. If I remember, the first set sold for about $700.00 plus shipping and the second set sold for $608.00 plus shipping.
It seems used Urgos tubes are down as well.
Herschede tubes are larger diameter (about 1 3/8" vs Urgos at about an inch diameter.)
Like Herschede and other high end clocks, the prices have slacked off a bit on tube sets.
Is there any news on the concern that bought the R and M Imports stock?
Hello Dick,Have you noticed that same person recently has "parted" at least one more Herschede clock on eBay.
....Is there any news on the concern that bought the R and M Imports stock?...
Not having a lathe, or the training to use one, this one is beyond my skill level at this time. I have yet to do this type of escapement work and the clutch worries me also I'll bet there is plenty of pivot work to be done. Stubborn sucker, still running and keeping time. I'm going to keep an eye out for a replacement movement at least for parts. Considering the condition of the case this reminds of the story I read on here about the guy "making antiques".The Solder Fairy has been pretty busy with this clock. Most of those should be pretty easy (but time consuming) to clean up. You've got a few challenges there though. Recoils can be very forgiving, can't they? What are your plans going forward?