L.Herr Sohne 400 Day Clock

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  1. Hauns

    Hauns Registered User
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    I recently purchased this clock and in the process of cleaning, oiling and adjusting the time.

    I can't find anything about this clock online. I purchased Terwilliger's 10th addition repair repair guide. I am awaiting shipment to see if there is anything more I can learn about this.

    It has been well cared for and runs without stopping. A big plus for a clock this age. It also appears to have the original glass dome. The edges are sharp and not rolled similar to replacements I have seen.

    It has 4 weights on the pendulum and currently 8BPM. It is running slow, I am going to give it 48 hours in its current location before I start adjusting the time.

    Is anyone here familiar with the history or age of this clock?

    Thanks,
    Hauns



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  2. Hauns

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    oh and 1 more thing, not sure if it is relevant, but the pedulum rotates close to 190 degrees per beat.
     
  3. etmb61

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    Greetings Hauns,

    Welcome to the message board.

    There isn't much information in Terwilliger's book either. Uhrenfabrik Herr started making 400 day clocks in 1951 and went bankrupt in 1954. Herr clocks are almost identical in design to those made by August Schatz and Sons during that time period.

    Herr also made clocks with a bell strike at the top of the hour (passing strike) that seem to be very collectable.

    Your pendulum looks like it's adjusted close to full slow. It should give you about 4 minutes per hour increase at full fast. Always adjust the pendulum in one direction and opposite gravity to remove any backlash in the parts.

    Your clock looks complete and original. Very nice!

    Eric
     
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    Thanks Eric!

    A 360 degree adjustment towards F and it is accurate to within 1 minute so far.

    What does the Sohne indicate on the name of this clock? I would think perhaps this clock was a combined effort in some way between Herr and Sohne.
     
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    Father and Son.
     
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  6. JTD

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    Just to be really pedantic, Söhne is the plural of Sohn. So, L. Herr & Sons.

    Maybe I should get out more...........sorry.

    JTD
     

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