Junghans Pot Clock

A semi unusual repair is in the shop.  I call it the "Pot Clock". It is a cooking pot with a Junghans time and strike clock movement installed.

This clock was located in the customer's kitchen hence, a buildup of  kitchen grease was observed on the clock movement.  These are the best clocks to restore because the difference between when the clock was dropped off and when it goes back is significantly different.   Click this link for a short video on the wear of the pivot holes.  There were 14 pivot holes that required rebuilding.

Here we see the movement disassembled and marked.  The marking are the warn pivot holes that will be rebuilt.  Notice all the old dirt and grease layered on the brass plates and wheels.

The next images show the mainspring barrels both before cleaning and after.


Once they are cleaned, it looked like a completely different clock.  This picture shows the mainsprings already installed in the barrels.  The barrel caps seal the mainsprings and the barrel arbors slip into the barrel sleeves and are used when winding the clock.

this image shows the clock with the wheels placed but before the top plate has been placed.  A big difference between the movement as it was brought into the shop and now.

Here is the back of the movement after assembly.  I've circled some of the pivot holes that were rebuilt.  

And the front.

Here is a video showing the movement running on the wall.  There were 14 pivot holes rebuilt.  The pendulum ball was polished with brass cleaner.  Has very good motion.  

This clock appears to be a marriage with a Junghans movement and a pot shaped case.  One reason is that there was not a good location for the chime gong setup.  The gong was connected directly to the movement.  The result here is that the gong has no place to resinate and if it did resinate would vibrate the movement to a point where it might cause the clock to stop.  It does make a low volume sound which is probably acceptable.

The hands when brought in for repair were loose.  No hand washer and pin holding hands was not sufficient.  This has also been repaired.  Hands nice and secure.

Here is a picture of the clock complete 

and follow this link for a short video of the clock running.

If your interested in the history of the Junghans clock company follow these 3 links:
 1)  Wikipedia , 2) National Clock Repair, and  3) The Clock Guy

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