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Old 12-02-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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I collect and maintain face wound clocks, I presently keep nine of them running. They are great works of mechanical engenuity and are worth the "time"
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My mother-in-law's has run since her husband died so you know who was winding that clock.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #3
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I collect and maintain face wound clocks, I presently keep nine of them running. They are great works of mechanical engenuity and are worth the "time"
Pictures? I have one that was in my Grandma's house. It's a SethThomas in a pretty wooden case that has had one of the top corners chipped off. It has a really nice chime...but I haven't wound it in years. Me bad.
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I have a brass Ship's Bell Clock and matching Barometer. I had them mounted below a cabinet on a single back board. The cabinet "door" is a brass porthole with a mirror in place of glass. The clock stopped and the shop said that it was not worth fixing.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:57 PM   #5
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Pictures? I have one that was in my Grandma's house. It's a SethThomas in a pretty wooden case that has had one of the top corners chipped off. It has a really nice chime...but I haven't wound it in years. Me bad.
Here are some of my clocks...
1] Ingraham School clock circa 1900 mounted above a Seth Thomas tambor mantle clock circa 1950.
2] Kienzle mantle clock circa 1890
3] Japaneze wall clock 1903
4] Japanese wall clock circa 1905
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Here are a few more...
1] 2007 Howard Miller "Jennison" wall clock
2] D&A wall clock, Korean (31day) Circa 1980
3] Waltham wall clock, Korean (31day) Circa 1990
4] Cheap Chinese minature [it works] Circa 2005
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Very nice Floyd! The Kienzle mantle clock is my favorite. How many of them chime?
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Very nice Floyd! The Kienzle mantle clock is my favorite. How many of them chime?
GOOD EYE! The Kienzle is By far the most rare and valueable of my antique clocks. [the Jennison being new]. It was worth having it rebuilt last year by one of the few master clock builders left in the country!
How many of them chime?
All except the School clock sound the hour , the Jennison plays a choice of three different chimes. The Kienzle and the Seth Thomas play Westminster chimes. So the answer is three.
I rebuilt the Ingraham,and repaired the Seth Thomas and the AK.
The rest I have only maintained.
We have had the Aichi Prefecture [third photo, first post]for more than 30 years it has now run for almost 110. It was the first, and so has a special place in my heart.
The Korean clocks and the Chinese clock are of little value and may face replacement when something better is found. the rest are a permanent part of my collection.
We got the Aichi Prefecture from my wife's cousin (once removed) who, having lost his right arm, still ran a clock repair service and built clocks even to the point of making his own gears. Handicapped is sometimes just a state-of-mind
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This is the clock I am working on nowAttachment 32415
What is the material? It is very pretty and perfect looking.
Is it wood? Are you making the gears? looks like chain/weight drive.
Are you building the case as well?
Every piece is a work of art! You will have a right to be proud after all that time and effort! Nice!
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What is the material? All wood
Is it wood? Baltic birch
Are you making the gears? Yes gears done
Will have a pendulum.
30 HR clock
Are you building the case as well? NO case
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