P H S Black Forest Star of David clock strike issues.

EBD

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Good morning all.. I've been told the clock is from the mid to late 1800's. The "Gründerzeit" period in Germany... being of German Jewish heritage the clock has a lot of meaning for me so I would like to get it working properly... Time side runs great... strike side not so much. when I set the clock up it would strike an hour behind the correct time. I removed the hands and placed them at the correct time. Everything went well till the next hour when it did not strike... When it got to the half hour it struck the hour. After that it struck once on the hour and then once on the half hour.. then skipped the hour and struck the hour on the half hour again. I am fairly new to clock work... and very new at clocks with wood plate movements... My hope is that I didn't damage the clock by removing the hands and replacing them... Any help would be greatly Appreciated as always...

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EBD

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OK... well the problem seems to have fixed itself... the strike is working again...
 

new2clocks

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Welcome to the forum.

I've been told the clock is from the mid to late 1800's
Your clock was made by Philipp Haas & Söhne.

The 'hare' trademark on the movement and the backboard label was first used in 1883.

Haas made wood movements up until 1910 or so.

Your clock is a 'free swinger' and this style of clock was popular commencing in the mid-1890s.

Based on the above, I estimate that your clock was made 1895 to 1900.

Regards.
 

EBD

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Welcome to the forum.



Your clock was made by Philipp Haas & Söhne.

The 'hare' trademark on the movement and the backboard label was first used in 1883.

Haas made wood movements up until 1910 or so.

Your clock is a 'free swinger' and this style of clock was popular commencing in the mid-1890s.

Based on the above, I estimate that your clock was made 1895 to 1900.

Regards.
Thank you!... good to have some information about this beauty... and very happy to have it working again!
 

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I seems that the clock sometimes didn't start the strike. This could be due to some unwanted friction in the time train, maybe caused by old, sticky oil. Now that the clock has been running for a while, the friction has been reduced a bit. To make the clock run reliably for a long time It would be good to take the clock apart, clean the pivot holes and provide fresh oil.

Uhralt
 

EBD

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I seems that the clock sometimes didn't start the strike. This could be due to some unwanted friction in the time train, maybe caused by old, sticky oil. Now that the clock has been running for a while, the friction has been reduced a bit. To make the clock run reliably for a long time It would be good to take the clock apart, clean the pivot holes and provide fresh oil.

Uhralt
Thank you...as I was sitting in my shop at the strike of 4 the clock stuck once and then 3 times on the half hour.. I thought my problem had been solved but alas.. so again the clock is striking the hour on the half hour....
 

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