Revere Electric Chiming Grandmother Clock

ItalyBelle

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Hi
I recently purchased a Revere Electric chiming Grandmother clock. It chimes beautiful Westminster chimes on the quarter, half and hour. My question though is it also supposed to strike the number of hours after the Westminster chime plays? Mine only chimes the Westminster chime and does not strike count the hours. Also any idea how old this clock is? Thank you!
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Yes, it should also strike the hours. Do all weights fall simultaneously or does one (the one for the strike) stay up? Or, are the weights "fake" and the clock runs electrically completely? Something related to the strike seems to be stuck.

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A picture of the back of the clock showing the strike/chime mechanism would be vrry helpful. Also, check to see if there is a strike/silent feature on the clock and that it is set to strike.
 

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Looking closer there is a switch at 3 on the dial that is set to silent.
 

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Uhralt, is that the old black over gold Russian imperial flag you are displaying. As it was prior to the addition of the white at the bottom.
 

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Thanks for reply! The clock is all electric so the weights are stationary. There is a lever at the number 3 that is now set to chime since that picture was taken. The clock does play Westminster chimes beautifully but like I said it doesnt strike the hours. The previous owner said he wasnt aware if it ever did it. There is only that one chime/silent lever but no strike/silent lever. Any suggestions?
 

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There may be a broken string on the strike hammer, WestM uses four hammers the strike hammer is usually seperate from the chime hammers. Does the clock make any noise when it is trying to strike the hour? You might want to open the back, run the hands arount to the hour and observe what is or is not happening. In other words is the strike hammer being activated, if not look for a broken string that connects the hammer to the strike mechanism.
 
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JTD

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Uhralt, is that the old black over gold Russian imperial flag you are displaying. As it was prior to the addition of the white at the bottom.
For me, I think it is the Landesflagge of Baden-Württemberg. (But I should have left Uhralt to anwer for himself!)

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For me, I think it is the Landesflagge of Baden-Württemberg. (But I should have left Uhralt to anwer for himself!)

JTD
JTD, you hit the nail on the head. Before I moved to the United States in 2001 I lived in Freiburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany for 25 years.
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JTD

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This is an electric clock Revere clock I do know it is way before 1980’s
Well, in that case it has certainly been very well looked after. It looks modern. But I am not an expert on American clocks, especially not electric ones, and I know little about the Revere clock company, so I will wait for a more knowledgeable person to come by.

How old do you think it may be?

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The guy I bought it from says it’s been through five generations of his family purchased originally by his great uncle who died in his 80’s in 1968 so he thinks it’s from the 1930.’s. I’m thinking it’s more from the 1950’s so if anyone else has any knowledge I would love to hear their opinions.
 

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So I was able to look in at the side of the clock when it began the Westminster chime on the hour. The chime played nicely but no hour strike. I noticed the only bar that did not hit was the one furthest left when looking at the clock from the front. It was connected by a wire or string and looked intact but did not tap the bar. It just stayed there. Any suggestions?
 

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It appears to me (from the reference posted above) that you will need to remove the works from the case and have a look at the movement. As suggested in the service manual you may have a lost or broken pin in the strike train.

Perhaps you might want to have a experienced clock maker have a look at it.
 
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