I made a house call to pick up family clock that the owners wanted repaired while they moved the case after the grandmother's passing. She had had this clock for about 40 years I was told. I did not look too closely since I knew it was coming in and the lights and power were off in the house. I discovered it was a tubular, removed the tubes and unscrewed the rack and movement. It was not till I got it in that I discovered what I had. This is a plumbers nightmare, The movement is a rod chime movement converted to use a set of what look like URGOS tubes. The dial is made up and the moon dial mechanism is home made. The clock has apparently run until just recently. Getting this Franken clock back together will be interesting. If I had studied it closer I might have run away. The strings for the hammers are attached with solderless crimp connectors to the arms and run through a series of homemade eyes. Moon dial arm is homemade and the moon dial pin is soldered to the snail. That it has run all these years is amazing. Have a look at some of the pictures below.
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