For today’s post, we are looking at a German time and strike mantel clock with a Hermle movement and sold in Canada under the Solar name. It has a 6″ dial and dark walnut case that would have been around $50 or $60 when new in the 1960s. At about 13” wide by 7” high … More Solar mantel clock servicing – just one hiccup, well, a couple actually
The ad: Herschede Sheffied Grandfather clock $2,500 Model #230, 9 tube, 3 different chimes, moondial, chime/silent, burlwood, original wind/door keys, has been recently serviced. Okay so, you want to sell your clock but for $2500 shouldn’t the photo be better than this? And Sheffield is spelt wrong!
This is the first look at a diminutive mantel clock sold by T. Eaton & Co. in the 1960s. Eaton’s was a Canadian department store chain that was once Canada’s largest. It was founded in 1869 in Toronto by Timothy Eaton an immigrant from Ireland. Eaton’s grew to become a retail and social institution in … More Solar time and strike mantel clock by Eatons – first look
Those involved in clock repair must use a special stand for testing tall case clock movements. There are many varieties of stands most of which are home-built though commercial ones are available in the $2-300 range. Early last year (2020) I purchased a Scottish tall case clock. Those familiar with English bell strike movements know … More Refinements to a tall case clock test stand
Do you ever run into those situations working with clock movements when one little thing is so annoying? I recently serviced one of my box clocks, a Mauthe with a bim-bam strike. Everything went according to plan except for one small issue; the strike side was misbehaving. I’ll explain a little later but first something … More Mauthe box clock – In clock repair, fine-tune adjustments are part of the experience
What is my best clock find of 2020? 2020 was a very trying year for us all and I suppose that applies to clock collectors generally when it comes to acquisitions. Despite the pandemic, I managed to purchase a few clocks though obviously, not as many as in other years. The contenders for the year … More Antiquevintageclock.com find of the year