how to dismantle this clock

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  1. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Bought an old German (Schwarzwald) clock and think it would date back to mid/late 18th century ? Now trying to take it apart for cleaning and fixing but got stuck already after taking of the hands. Before taking of the front plate I think one way or the other I have to take of the alarm disk. Have repaired a few comparable clocks from Schwarzwald but never with an alarm function and now idea yet how it works. what is missing etc.
    If somebody could advice in how to dismantle the front and sorry for my Englisch DSCN0300.jpg DSCN0297.jpg DSCN0296.jpg DSCN0304.jpg
    Thanks
    Kees
     
  2. harold bain

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    Hi, Kees. The time to figure out how the alarm works is before you take it apart. Time spend studying it while it's together will make putting it back together easier.
     
  3. Jim Duncan

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    Hello Kees - Sorry to see that no one could help you with advice. I am considering the purchase of an old lackschilduhr like yours, but probably without an alarm as I have seen few of them.

    I was wondering how you will be treating yours - full restoration, partial restoration (to get it running), and what you will do with the clock face? Could you explain your plans? Do you have the pendulum and weights and bell?

    What years do you think in which it was made?

    Regards,
    Jim
     
  4. soaringjoy

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    Kees, I suppose the alarm setting dial is a mere friction fit, but it might be very tight.
     
  5. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Jurgen, thanks for the advice and indeed was was very tight.
    Jim, not sure yet what I will do with the face, I will ask in Germany advice from a restorer of faces that I found on internet, but fair chance I will leave it as it is. The inside I will take completely apart, clean and take out any part like some nails and srews that should not be in and replace by self made old type nails (don`t know the words in Englisch) looks like a 180degree bend round rod but hammered flat, and fitting nails ( looks like a 6) for fitting the woold stands that hold the wheels etc. The clock dates back to, best guess, between 1780 and 1830. I do have 2 more of these clocks called "postmans" clocks and inside sometimes you find initials of the maker. One I have has initials MD which is from Martin Dilger a German clockmaker around 1800 Another I have looks say some 20years older looking at the parts, only found initials of the clockhouse maker on that one , AL and do not know yet who that was.
    The clock we are discussing I have not yet taken apart completly so have seen no initials (yet?) but looks like the older version. Still have to find the the pendulum, weights and bell but pritty sure I will find some of that on next Clock fair. See some more foto`s DSCN0333.JPG DSCN0332.JPG DSCN0327.jpg DSCN0329.JPG DSCN0321.JPG DSCN0324.JPG
     
  6. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Jim, for good understanding the clock we are discussing is not like a postmans clock, some foto`s from one of the Postmans
     

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