Friedrich Mauthe Schwenningen Desk Clock

In for repair is a Mauthe desk clock.  This is a one day clock with a musical alarm.  Here is a closeup picture of the face.  Notice the logo, F M S and the eagle.  This is the logo for Friedrich Mauthe of Schwenningen, Germany.  The town if famous for Carnival celebrations.

According to Wikipedia, Friedrich Mauthe's started the business in 1844.  His sons Christian (1845-1909) and Jakob (1847-1915) took over the management of the family business in 1876 . In 1886 Mauthe started manufacturing its own springs. In 1899 , the company made its own housing. Around 1900, alarm clocks , pendulum clocks, grandfather clocks, buffet clocks and office clocks were offered, at that time the number of employees was approximately 1,100.   For more information about the maker follow this link.

The initial reported problem was that  the winding mechanism on the time side slipped.  After examination and disassembly, it was found that the click, click spring, & click wheel were damaged.  The entire system would not let the winding mechanism to function.  After a couple turns, the power would slip and unwind.  What was repaired was the click was replaced, the click wheel was re-built and cleaned up and the click was repositioned and tested to put enough pressure on the click to hold it in place.

For a clock that is over 100 years old, the movement was in very good shaped.  I suspect the movement has not run in a very long time.

Here is a picture of the damaged time wheel click mechanism.  "A" is the click wheel and "B" is the click spring.

Another angle with "C" is the click.  The picture below is of the repaired wheel.

The clock movement was completely taken apart, pivots tested, pivot holes examined all is great shape.  As mentioned above, for a 100+ year old clock.  It was is very good condition.

Once the movement was back together, it was tested for 24 hours, then oiled.
A short video of the movement running out of the case.  Great balance wheel movement!

Here is a picture of the repaired clock with case and glass was cleaned.

Here is a short video of the clock running and alarming.

It's time for the clock to go back home.







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