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Waterbury Regulator

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Waterbury Regulator Clock

In for repair is a Waterbury regulator clock.  Here is a picture of the clock as it was brought into the shop.  This is a nice looking single train timepiece.  This is a timepiece because it does not play a tune nor strike the hour or 1/2 hour.
Notice the mainspring hanging out the bottom of the face.  The customer stated that winding the clock there is no tension on the wind and the spring is not building tension.  
This could be 4 things:
1) The click is damaged or broken. 2) The click spring is damaged or broken and causing the click to not engage with the click wheel. 3) The mainspring is broken. 4) The mainspring end(s) have disengaged from the barrel post.
Here is the clock with the face and hands removed.  The movement and case are probably a marriage for a couple of reasons:
1) There are two sets of movement support holes. 
2) The case looks more like a turn of the century case but he movement says WWII vintage. 

I will fill the screw holes and add 2…

Teller House Floor Clock

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The Teller House Floor Clock in Central City Colorado 

Repairing clocks sometimes become tedious at times.  There are times that clock repair becomes an inspiration.  This is one of those times.  I had the privilege to work on a floor clock at the Teller House Hotel in Central City Colorado.  I did not do this alone.  I worked with a team from the NAWCC local Chapter 21.  It was a chapter project.  Organized by Randy Schneider.  It is an honor to work on clocks of this type.

The clock is an American Renaissance Walnut and Burl Tall case regulator clock made about 1870.  Made by C.A. Jones Company Courtland St., New York.  The clock was brought to Colorado via Ox cart by Hense & Gottesleben watchmakers and jewelers they had stores in both Denver and Central City.  The clock was on display at their Denver location.   The Kirschhof family obtained the clock and in time donating it to the Teller House about the 1930s.

The clock stands 11’3” tall and is 3’ 8” wide.  A beautiful and ele…