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dvdberg

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An 1877 Frisian staartklok I somewhat rehabilitated with some new and old weights. I am going to add a modified hammer and have it hit a gong rather than the bell. It is far too loud and would keep the neighbors up at night! 20220808_175217.jpg
 
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dvdberg

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Another touristy Delft blau battery operated click I took a liking to. 20220808_175232.jpg
 
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JTD

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Another touristy Delft blau battery operated click I took a liking to. View attachment 720421
I like the design, but the hands look very strange, seem to be too long and too wide. Do you know if they are original? I'd have to change them, but that may just be my personal preference.

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I like the design, but the hands look very strange, seem to be too long and too wide. Do you know if they are original? I'd have to change them, but that may just be my personal preference.

JTD
Now that I study it that way, I agree with you. Those are the hands that came with it but could easily have come from another clock.
 

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Hello! This is my first post, and it is about a Dutch Staartklok that I inherited. The clock has not run in at least 50 years. (I have the weight and pendulum, but don't know how to attach them.) I think it would be neat to get the old fellow working again! I live in the southeastern part of North Carolina, but do not know how to find a specialist who can help with this antique clock. 20220812_173233.jpg 20220812_173148.jpg 20220812_173324.jpg 20220812_173646.jpg 20220812_173240.jpg Any ideas or info would be greatly appreciated!
 
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JTD

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Hello! This is my first post, and it is about a Dutch Staartklok that I inherited. The clock has not run in at least 50 years. (I have the weight and pendulum, but don't know how to attach them.) I think it would be neat to get the old fellow working again! I live in the southeastern part of North Carolina, but do not know how to find a specialist who can help with this antique clock. View attachment 721100 View attachment 721101 View attachment 721102 View attachment 721103 View attachment 721105 Any ideas or info would be greatly appreciated!
Welcome to the board.

You have a very nice clock which is badly in need of care and attention.

The case is lovely with typical Dutch decorative woodwork, but there are some breaks and cracks which need stabilising.

As for the weight, that hooks onto one end of the chain and the pendulum hooks onto the pendululum leader. However, from what I can see of the movement through the glass window, the movement is really very dirty indeed and needs a complete complete overhaul. It would be wise to have this done before you try running the clock.

There may be people here who will be able to recommend someone to overhaul your clock. Otherwise you could contact you nearest NAWCC chapter, which would seem to be Chapter #126 near Asheville, NC. The other Chapter in NC is Chapter 17 in Lexington, NC, and the details can be found in the same way.

You can find details of the Chapter and email addresses for the officers if you go to 'Find a Chapter near you' at the top of the page.

You have a lovely old clock and well worth restoring. Hope this helps.

Let us know how you get on.

JTD
 

Burkhard Rasch

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"As for the weight, that hooks onto one end of the chain and the pendulum hooks onto the pendululum leader."

These clocks run their (30hour movement) and their strike (half hour and full) with one weight only , suspended from an endless chain in a Huygen´s arangement . You need a small wheel with a hook to ride on that chain with the weight attached to it and a brass doughnut to hold the second loop of the chain down on the driving sprocket.
The pendulum has a long iron rod with a flat suspension spring at one end and a small lead filled brass bob with a regulating nut at the other end , it usualy beats seconds.
sevicing this clock is a job for any professional clockmaker , for the parts look on evilbay , or the usual suppliers of clockparts. There is a guy in the Netherlands specialized on these clocks , the adress can be found googeling.
HTH
Burkhard
 

Jeremy Woodoff

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That isn't the correct pendulum. These clocks didn't have leaders; they have pendulums like longcase clocks, a single iron rod with the pendulum at the bottom and a suspension spring at the top, fitted to a block attached to the backboard of the case. The dial is missing its stamped brass four seasons spandrels. The clock also needs finials, of which there are several correct types. All these parts may be available from one or two Dutch clock parts suppliers that you can find on Google or ebay, as Burkhard noted.
 

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