Gebrüder Resch clock.

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    Gaileen New Member

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    #1 Gaileen, Jan 15, 2020
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    I am a total newbie. Both to this group and to clocks. I just bought my very first Gebrüder Resch. It is a single weight. Serial #28598. The man I bought it from said his father was a collector and that this clock had always run perfectly, but when his father died a couple years ago, no one had been keeping it running. He said he tried to get it going, he adjusted it in several places, but it wouldn’t keep running. So he just left it alone. Now I’m not sure where to begin adjusting, so who knows what he did.
    I’m guessing I should start with oiling it (as per posted in this forum). But any other ideas on where to start? Many, many thanks in advance. I look forward to learning a lot from you folks.

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    Here’s a picture of the face.

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  3. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    Welcome to the message board. That's a nice looking clock. I like engraved weight cases.

    Check out Beat Setting 101 Your beat is adjusted using the two screws that can be seen at the top in the background of the second photo - see figure H in the post. You should turn the screws the same direction a little bit on each at a time. Don't over-tighten them.

    If that doesn't get it going, come back for more suggestions.

    Good luck with it.

    Tom
     
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    #4 new2clocks, Jan 15, 2020
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    Gaileen,

    Welcome to the board.

    Your questions would be best served in the clock repair forum.

    Perhaps a moderator will move your post. Please do NOT create a new posting - this will just be confusing.

    Regards.
     
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    Leeinv66 and bangster made the move for you. I hope you get the answers you need.
     
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    Make sure that the cord from which the weight hangs is not tangled somewhere, for if it is it won't drive the clock. Generally the only way to ensure that the cord is strung correctly is to release the ratchet (we call it a click) on the cord's spool and then pull the cord until all of the cord is completely unwound. Then rewind the clock, hang it on the wall, make sure that the crutch that drives the escapement is connected properly to the pendulum (I'm assuming that the pendulum hangs from the case instead of from the movement) and gently move the pendulum through its range of motion.

    If you don't hear a tick, or a tock, or see a very slight movement of the minute hand, the movement is likely jammed in some way.
     

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