Piper Grandfather clock /Franz Hermle #76 movement

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  1. jjccamis

    jjccamis Registered User

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    Was given clock in pieces. Removed movement and oiled. Restrung three winding chains.clock runs fine. Two of the chains hold weights successfully. Chain on right(looking at clock from front) which controls the chimes, will not hold the weight. Will hold hand resistance to a point and chimes will function. It is as though something is very worn or stripped. Yes, the chain meshes with the winding pins on the gear.
    Being a novice, I do not have the ability to dismantle the movement. Before I take the movement to a certified clock smith, can any one suggest a possible repair/fix for this issue? JJC
     
  2. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    Yes, order a new replacement chime side chain wheel assembly. You can usually 'cheat' the old part out, and the new part in, without disassembling the movement. However, this is an old movement and probably way past due on some service and repair work.

    New parts might not be available. If this is the case you might be able to repair the old assembly. You should have several identifying numbers stamped on the back plate of the moment.

    I think "piper" was a brand name used long ago by Montgomery Ward but I might be mistaken.

    Willie X
     
  3. R&A

    R&A Registered User

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    Sounds like the click spring has broken on the ratchet.
     
  4. MARK A. BUTTERWORTH

    MARK A. BUTTERWORTH Registered User
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    Butterworth has both the replacement part and the complete movement
     

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