Showing posts from August, 2017

Fuzzy 2 Weight Cuckoo Clock - Repaired August 2017

In for repair is a 2 weight cuckoo clock.

The interesting feature of this repair is that there was so much fuzz inside the case and on the wheels.  The first image is inside the case with the movement removed.  Notice the fuzz on the lower right side of the case.  How does this happen?

More Fuzz

Disassembled movement with pivot holes marked.  With all clock overhauls, pivots are checked for smoothness, clicks checked, the suspension rod is polished.

Another clock ready to go home

Junghans Time & Strike Mantle Clock - Repaired Sept 2016

Here we have a nice Junghans time & strike mantle clock.  The problem description is the clock runs for a few minutes then radically stops.  The clock was recently oiled with penetrating oil instead of regular clock oil. This oil must be removed.  The movement will need at least a complete disassemble and cleaning. While the customer was dropping off the clock, he demonstrated how the clock would stop and the angle of the pendulum rod was cocked.  This would imply a bent escape wheel tool.  We will see if this is the case. 
To the right is the clock before disassembly: My first thought was a possible bent escape wheel tooth causing the movement to stop.  Testing the motion after removing the movement from the case found there was no problem with the teeth.  I did find numerous (9) worn pivot holes.  These will need to be repaired.  See the videos below:
Demonstration of Worn Pivot Holes

The clock was then disassembled.  The escape wheel teeth were examined.  There were 4 teeth that…

Sessions Mantle Clock - Repaired May 2011

Here we have a Sessions mantle clock needing repair.

From the initial observation the previous repair job was not done correct.  I suspect the repairman did not have the proper tools.  Notice the brass addition at the top of this picture.  The previous repairman crowded the escape wheel hole with a piece of brass instead of installing a new brass busing.

The front plate along needed 7 bushings.  And the back 8.

Here is the clock completely torn apart.  
There were 15 warn pivot holes that needed repair.  5 clock wheel pivots that needed polishing.  The mainspring clicks and click springs were in good working order.  The mainsprings, although slightly set, are sufficient to power the clock.  The leather in the hammer was old and small.  This was replaced with old new stock leather.

When the customer brought the clock in for repair, oil was everywhere.  Oil was coming out of the clock hand posts.  When the clock parts were set on white paper on the bench, it was like having fresh fren…

The Clock Fixer - Repair of Antique and Modern Clocks

Repairing clocks in the Denver metropolitan area for over 35 years.  Including Parker, Castle Rock, Aurora, and the surrounding areas. We do house calls!

Specializing in:
Early American, German, and English clocks (Hour & 1/2 hour strike clocks)
Cuckoo clocks (both 1, 2, & 3 weight)
400 day/Anniversary clocks
Grandfather clocks (Certified Howard Miller & Ridgway service center)

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Most manufacturers including Junghans, Schatz, New Haven, Ansonia, Ingraham, Waterbury, Ugos, Hermle, Seth Thomas, Sessions, Kieninger just to name a few!