Elliott 9 Tube Tall Case Clock Weight

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  1. devore

    devore Registered User
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    I recently purchase an Elliott 9 tube tall case clock. The original chime weight is an incorrect replacement. Based on another Elliott 9 tube clock, which I had the owner provide dimensions and weight, the chime weight dimensions should be approximately 11-3/4" tall x 3-1/8" wide and weigh 31 lbs.

    Note: the time & strike weights with my clock appear to be original to the clock. The time weight is 8-9/16" tall x 2-1/2" wide and weighs 15 lbs 2 oz. The strike weight weight is 9-1/8" tall x 2-3/4" wide and weighs 19 lbs 7.2 oz (dimensions are the brass case only and exclude the top hook eyelet).

    A couple of questions for you guys:

    1. Would all Elliott 9 tube clocks have the same set of weights (ie. dimensions & weights)?

    2. Are the dimensions & weight above correct for an Elliott 9 tube chime weight?

    3. Does anyone know of the availability of an Elliott 9 tube chime weight?

    4. Is there anyone who makes replacement weights?

    I have attached a picture of the clock & a picture of the weights (the center weight pictured is the incorrect replacement weight).

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Bill DeVore


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  2. Dick Feldman

    Dick Feldman Registered User

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    Hello Bill,

    I do not own an Elliott clock, but have worked on a few over the years. I checked my records and found no notes on weight size and/or models.

    When I searched Google, I found someone in the Eastern USA and another in Penn. that claim to be experts with the repair of Elliott clocks. You might ask your questions here:
    http://www.midcoastclock.com/elliott.html
    Or here;
    http://www.nationalclockrepair.com/contact_us.php

    I am not associated with and am not familiar with either of the repair places.

    Best Regards,

    Dick
     
  3. devore

    devore Registered User
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    Thank you Dick. I just emailed the folks at MidCoast. I spoke w/ Murray at National Clock yesterday. He says he can have a custom Elliott chime weight made for....$1600. A bit pricey, I think.

    Surely there is someone in the US who can make replacement tall case clock weights. Any ideas?

    Thank you for your help!

    Bill
     
  4. svenedin

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    I have a similar clock not by Elliott but by Smith and Sons of Clerkenwell, London (8 tube with hours on a huge coiled gong). I assume yours is Westminster and Whittington chime? The chime weight in my clock is enormous in comparison to the time and strike weights. You say your weight is an incorrect replacement but does it run the chime? It looks like a good match aesthetically and if the chimes are not running properly this could be more a question of the clock needing an overhaul rather than the weight being too light. It doesn't look like a particularly recent replacement so it may have run the chimes satisfactorily in the past. If you use a weight that is too heavy this will cause problems.

    I don't know about the States but I'm sure there are people in the UK who could make a new weight for you if you knew the correct specifications. I would not assume that all Elliot 9 tubes are the same in this regard.

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  5. prideofmatchingham

    prideofmatchingham Registered User

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    I got an Elliott which has massive chime weight, massive means real massive 25 KG plus. I pointed it out on another thread here and was informed that early Elliotts had large weights.
    I hope your problem is taken care of now. However, the price quote to you seems preposterous. It would hardly be half of that, if atall!
     
  6. bruce linde

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    why do you think it’s a replacement? looks like it matches to me.

    how about more detailed photos showing tops, bottoms and hooks on all three weights?
     
  7. brian fisher

    brian fisher Registered User
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    this thread bruce....is 6 yrs old.....! however, posthumously, it does look fairly original in the pic.
     
  8. bruce linde

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    i stand by my comments. :cool:

    seriously, i really need to look at the thread dates... i get alert emails when someone posts and got distracted by the quote for $1600 to make a weight.
     

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