American Swinging Ball Umbrella Clock

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  1. Willys_1

    Willys_1 Registered User
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    Jan 2, 2013
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    Pleasant View, Utah
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    I'm posting another one of my finds. I'm calling it a Swinging Ball Umbrella Clock. It appears to work similarly to the Horolovar Ignatz clocks. (I posted pics of the Horolovar clock for reference). The clock is missing the ball and thread. I have those on order. I have a question about parts that may be missing on the umbrella. The Horolovar has 2 downward turned rods on the top bar. The umbrella has 2 solder areas on the bottom. I assume this is where downward rods would be located. Can anyone confirm this?

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  2. shutterbug

    shutterbug Moderator
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    Oct 19, 2005
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    I don't have one of those and have not seen one .... however I believe the whole umbrella will spin, and the string and ball will somehow attache to it. Probably below the umbrella on the shaft somehow. The solder just appears to be a bad repair on the umbrella.

    TEACLOCKS Registered User
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    Mar 22, 2005
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    You could drill a small hole, tap in a tapered pin into the hole, (if they are long enough) solder if you don't think it will hold, then do what ever to the umbrella so it looks good.
    OR I can take it off your hands, Ha Ha
    I like it
    Good luck

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