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  1. Hi all just thought I would share my first experience of removing a broken screw stub from a 1900 French four glass corner post, I soaked it in a concentration of Alum for days then someone on NAWCC forum said it would work quicker if heat was used well they were correct just a day to dissolve the steel stub, just need to run a tap through all the threads a bit of copper slip on screw threads and it’s good to go. Dell
  2. Hi, and thanks very much for allowing me to join. I am not an expert in anything to do with clocks, so I'm hoping I'm in good company with at least a few others here, and I acknowledge gratefully anything useful and/or interesting I can learn/absorb along the way from other members, all of whom will have been on here longer than me, and who will have infinitely more knowledge than me about clocks/watches and very likely for a long time thereafter...but what brought me to this forum? A lovely old spring-driven hand-painted wooden chimimg pendulum wall clock, belonging previously to my
  3. Hi all, I have a Brook & Son vintage mantel clock that I have never been able to wind. It opens from the back and has its winding key, but it barely moves a hair. It looks like there is a latch/lock which prevents the winding mechanism from turning (see pic 4 below). Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Shane https://ibb.co/8PMP4g2 https://ibb.co/ThgBh07 https://ibb.co/19VGb1q https://ibb.co/rQSd4qL (lock/latch?) Sorry it seems my pics didn’t link in the first post: https://ibb.co/8PMP4g2 https://ibb.co/ThgBh07 https://ibb.co/19VGb1q htt
  4. Hi, My query if anyone can advise, is about a lovely old spring-driven hand-painted wooden chimimg pendulum wall clock, belonging previously to my parents, now passed on to me. I remember it working well, (too) many years ago, when I was a child, and of Dad pulling the wind-up weight every night before bed. Occasionally us children were allowed to "wind" it up, as a treat for unuaually good behaviour, so that wasn't too often...! The clock has not been working for a number of years, and has been recently cleaned and serviced, but it keeps stopping; It "ticks" for a while, a couple o
  5. information please as to date hammered brass starburst clock movement age and battery type movement 606h says battery babyzelle 1.5v but too small any ideas thankyou
  6. My name is Piotr and I am writing to you from Warsaw, Poland. I am and old clocks lover primarily from 1920s and 1930s. Unfortunately, my precious Rolls Westminster Clock Super Ancre has not been working for the long time. An experienced clockmaker in Warsaw told me told me some time ago that is was a matter of the platform escapement that should be replaced. The platform was quite worn out. He and his son-in-law tried to revive it and my clock was working for nearly 3 month and stopped. They tried again and again without success. We have tried hard, but we have not managed to find a sim
  7. A clock that i have purchased shows slight cog teeth wear on the pallet jaw, can this be filed or is it best to replace with a new one?
  8. Greetings, A long case clock I've owned for nearly 40 years requires repair, and in the spirit of lock down, I thought I'd have a crack at it myself. The first time I've attempted any clock repair that requires significant dismantling. The clock itself is I think mid 19th century, full height, painted face. The engineering quality suggests the 'bog standard' end of the market. The problem is that when I attempt to wind the chiming train, the ratchet doesn't catch and the weight descends immediately. Visual inspection indicates that a small black leaf spring has shattered. F
  9. Sculptor Susan Beatrice recycles old watch parts and turns them into fascinating artistic creations like the ones below. She has the gift to pull elegant forms out of lifeless machinery. Even if you are not a steampunk fan you will probably still enjoy this.
  10. I've got an old Enfield mantle clock which has an On/Off switch for the chimes which works 99% of the time but occasionally, after I have switched the chimes Off, they start up again, usually at 7.45 a.m, I notice that the On/Off lever has moved slightly upward to the On position by itself. Any ideas ?
  11. I purchased a long case clock mechanism in a sale.The rack was loose in the box but i have secured it to the mechanism.The clock goes but it chimes totally erratic, it can strike ten, then on the next it could be five.Have i done something wrong when i put the rack back?, has things got to line up properly in the right position or does it not matter. I would be very grateful for any tips on this matter Thanks in advance
  12. Hello all, I am an keen collector of wrist watches so naturally I love reading this forum however, I am not knowledgable on Clocks. I was given this Hermle Mantle clock from a family member as it runs 15 mins late. I do not know anything about it and I am not really a fan of it and it’s loud ticking so am pondering the idea of selling it. I have no idea reading it’s value nor it’s rarity. i have managed to find the clock on the Hermle website but I believe the wood on mine is not mahogany, it’s a lot lighter in colour. https://www.hermleclock.com/Product/debden-7264
  13. My clock had a habit that it would stop, this was because the gut would get snagged, so I had to un snag it and it would go. To prevent this I installed new gut of the recommended size,its gone for a month without probs, but it has decided to do it again. When I wind the drum I feed it on with a knitting needle so that it sits tidily on the drum. Is there anything that I am missing? any ideas how to overcome this, the drum looks OK. Thanks in advance
  14. Hello, I am new to this site, I hope it's OK for me to post a problem I have with a carriage clock. The clock in question is a family heirloom, which has developed a problem after years of working fine (not counting when the spring needed replacing a few years ago). It still keeps time fine fine, but it has stopped ringing - it should ring on the hour. The clock has two winders, one still functions correctly but the other one - the one on the right as you look at the back of the clock - is stuck. I think it is fully wound up, but I'm not 100% sure about this as I didn
  15. Hello, I am reaching out to the clock community in the hope of tracking down an early 1930s German wall clock which was stolen about a month ago from South London. It is has great sentimental value to my family as it was a wedding present to my grandmother. Unfortunately I can't find a closer photo of the face but it has a logo below the 12 which includes an eagle. The other identifiers are a damaged area towards the top of the clock where some of the wood was broken off. Also the pendulum was not with the clock at the time it was stolen. Any information will be greatly received and a mod
  16. Now then... blimey it's taken me a year to make my first post! apologies for that. Well, I'm back because I've bough a replacement Grandfather clock. I've always been interested in clocks much to my wife's annoyance as her late Father was a watch and clock repairer, I guess the smells of clocks, parts lying around, which one is showing the reliable time etc has put her off. I have a habit of buying on impulse, cheap and often rubbishy things that I believe will sell on and make a bit too, often I keep things for years before letting them go. My first Grandfather clock which I reluctantly
  17. Hi, Just joined, well.... first post after joining a year ago! I wonder if anyone can recommend a touch up for a damaged Grandfather clock dial. The usual damage, the broken away enamel on face from the post attached behind to fix to movement (I dunno what these things are called) On the left of dial I tested using a permanent tyre wall pen, looks okay but it's a bit too white. The right damage was because someone had tried to solder the fixing leg to the dial and burnt the enamel.... When I got the clock a couple of weeks ago both these damages were disguised by over painting that had go
  18. I I have inherited a clock from my grandfather it is numbered with 253247 made by smiths of London and I was woundering if any one knew the history behind the clock it’s pretty heavy so don’t think it’s a car clock and in not bad condition I don’t know how to add a pic
  19. Dear all, i have just inherited this clock...but I'm not sure what clock it is or even if it is a clock! Any information would be gratefully appreciated thankyou Hello all how do you insert a picture thankyou, @Derek006 https://photos.app.goo.gl/gtYyfiFyxpN8ML6q9 thankyou https://photos.app.goo.gl/gtYyfiFyxpN8ML6q9
  20. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2114919621/excellent-nixie-watch-ver-1/posts/2264713 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuwlgLKlwVQ&t=
  21. Hi All, Just wondering if anyone knows anything about a alarm clock maker called Services? My wife bought a job lot of old alarm clocks recently in which were two Services 'Siren' clocks, but I can't seem to find anything about this maker (although the name itself does not make an online search too easy). One of the clocks after a little cleaning now runs beautifully and keeps excellent time, although a 2nd clock (exactly the same) does run fast, no matter how the hairspring is adjusted. Just interested to know more about them. Any comments much appreciated. Thanks
  22. Hello all, first time poster and hoping your experience and wisdom will help me resurrect this 1950s/60s car clock. It’s a 2” in-dash Smiths, CE 2160/02. It looks complete and the movement looks clean. I acquired as a non-tested clock. I think it’s negative earth, but first question is how to correctly connect it to 12v? It has a single yellow wire - is this for live feed or earth? Other than this it has two threadposts at the rear with knurled nuts and washers. I huess these fix it into the dash but are either of the threaded posts at the back for 12v positive also? All poin
  23. Hi, New to the world of clocks and asking for a bit of info. The limited history I know of it is it was previously my grandmothers but she did get it second hand when in Australia. Would anyone know anything further about the clock? At the bottom of the face it what looks to say Made in USA although the letters are worn after Made i.... so I may be wrong in that. Also does anyone have any recommendations on a place in London to get the clock serviced? While the clock does run, it doesn't last more then 1 day or so since its trip over from the land of Oz and the last service was
  24. Thanks to the people who do this work of art. A week ago, I went to the site http://komandirskie.com and I found a cheap watch, made an order. They are very cool. Many advantages and most importantly beautiful.
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