Help identifying grandfather clock.

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  1. LanceMoody

    LanceMoody New Member

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    I got this clock from my wife for a birthday present last year. I guess they were a little rough moving it and when it got to the house I had the clock and some misc pieces. I figured before attempting anything with it that I should get an ID. I took the pics of anything I thought was relevant but willing to take more. My hope is that I can see if im missing parts and hopefully reattach whatever fell off. Thank you.


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  2. harold bain

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    Pictures of the movement, and your "spare" parts would help.
     
  3. LanceMoody

    LanceMoody New Member

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    I hope this is what you need. The other spare part was the chimes and I think I attached those right, even though I probably should have waited I just got excited.

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  4. harold bain

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    Well, you have a broken suspension spring, a leader and pendulum among your spare parts. The clock will not run without them. I suggest you find a qualified repairman to fix this for you.
     
  5. LanceMoody

    LanceMoody New Member

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    I will look into it, besides what she spent to buy it, and repair cost, do ya think it would be worth repairing?
     
  6. harold bain

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    It appears to be a good quality movement, worth restoring.
     
  7. Tinker Dwight

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    The clock is a Colonial model 1889. It was most likely made right
    around the time when they stopped using the 4 number
    model numbers. I would suspect it was made around the late
    1960's
    The 239 may have been a lot number or the movement option.
    It has what we call a bim-bam strike movement, although the
    rods are called chime rods, it is not a chime clock.
    Colonial did not make the movement, although they often had their
    stamp on the movement. They contracted a number of different
    German manufactures for movements.
    The case was made an assembled in the USA in Zeeland MI.
    The clock will need servicing. Don't be surprise if it cost more
    than you payed for the clock.
    Tinker Dwight
     
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