Herschede grandfather

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  1. Dexter

    Dexter New Member

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    This is my grandparents grandfather clock. This will stay in the family but researching age and possible model of the clock. It works great when placed on hard floor but now on carpet and we don’t run it anymore.

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  2. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
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    Hello, Dexter, and welcome to the board.

    Use of the term "Western Germany" would date the clock from 1949 to 1990.

    To narrow the date further, Herschede opened their Starkville plant in 1960.

    I believe, but am not sure, that the "6 75" indicates your clock was made in June of 1975, but I will leave this to the Herschede experts.

    Regards.
     
  3. chimeclockfan

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    6 75 would indicate the movement's date of manufacture (June 1975) however there was often some leeway between date of movement's manufacture and when it was implemented in a complete clock. Give or take another year. The movement was made by Gebr. Jauch KG in Germany. Gebr. Jauch was usually Herschede's go-to source for the low-cost imported German movements during the Starkville years. The gong is a German proprietary design sourced through Gebr. Jauch but the dial looks like a Herschede original (the German stuff was plainer).
     
  4. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    Any clock will run fine on a carpet. Just shim the front feet so the clock leans back against the wall then lightly glue and tape a 3 x 3 block (of the correct thickness) near the top of the clock's backboard. The clock will be level and supported at 3 points; this is as good (or better) than having all 4 feet on an uncarpeted floor.
    I'm assuming that your 45 year old Jauch (?) movement will still run, which is a stretch unless it has been maintained or recently repaired.
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