I have worked on Gilbert movements previously but this one is a little different; it has a rod gong with two striking hammers. Disassembly was routine but required the removal of parts to separate the plates. The Gilbert Clock Company began making clocks in December of 1828 and produced clocks over a span of 130 … More Gilbert 2038 tambour clock with Normandy Chime – servicing the movement
Among common parlour clocks you will find few EN Welch clocks. There is a good reason for this. The company was absorbed by the Sessions Clock Company in 1903 so any Welch clock is 115 years old and older. This E N Welch time and strike parlour clock is the Whittier model. The clock was … More E N Welch clock and why helper springs are important
Clock collectors usually pride themselves in having at least one Gustav Becker (GB) clock in their collection. I have just one but I am always on the lookout for another. Becker clocks are not difficult to identify and date. Along with a maker’s stamp, serial numbers on the clock movements identify the year of manufacture. … More Gustav Becker 2-weight Vienna Regulator wall clock – 3 years later
I have installed a few bushings in clock movements over the past 7 years but have never bushed a clock barrel. Some clock-makers will say they bush barrels all the time but of all the barrel mainsprings I have seen this is the first that is in such poor condition. Although this is my first … More Bushing a Jauch clock movement barrel
Has my 90 year old Gilbert clock been running continuously since it was first purchased? Not likely. Okay, you’ve made the plunge. For whatever reason you bought that mechanical clock you always wanted. Ask yourself; this is a 100 year old clock and it has been running all this time so what more do I … More How long has my clock been running?
Time to relax with a few good books, clock books, of course It is time to take a little break. I typically maintain a steady output of 7 to 9 clock themed articles per month. A number of articles have been prepared in advance of the summer months which means that there will be NO … More Taking a summer clock break
July 1 is the national day of Canada the effective date of the Constitution Act of 1867 then called the British North American Act. This year we celebrate 152 years as a nation. Canada Day is often informally referred to as “Canada’s birthday”. Celebratory events take place on July 1. Most communities across the country … More Monday, July 1 is Canada Day