A goggle search of Hamilton Clock Co. might lead you to the Hamilton Watch Co. or vintage 1980s German or Chinese made clocks with the Hamilton label. Your search may very well yield even more results. In any event, it is none of the above. I have I have six other 30-hour ogee clocks in … More Hamilton Clock Company 30-hour ogee clock – first look
Something causes tooth damage. But what? The example is a Fleet time and strike mantel clock from the 1930s. Fleet Time Company of Montreal, a company that was operating four short years, sourced movements from Germany prior to the Second World War. It was a very common mantel clock sold through department stores across Canada. … More Mainspring barrel tooth damage – how does that happen?
An attractive gallery clock made by the Empire Clock Co. of England was bought at auction this past spring. It has a very conventional time-only movement and as with most time-only movements there are only a few wheels to worry about when servicing. The minute and hour wheel are outside the front plate. The movement … More Empire gallery clock servicing – no bushing work this time
A couple of weeks back I featured this Welch marine style wall clock. A marine clock can also refer to a ships’ bell clock. Ship’s bell time originated in sailing ship days, when the crew of a vessel was divided into Port and Starboard Watches, each on duty four hours, then off four hours. One … More Welch marine clock – two issues addressed before servicing the movement
Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from readers concerning clock issues, challenges faced, a clock you would profiled or advice on your particular clock concern. For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circles for the best possible answer PS writes; I have a … More Tick Talk Tuesday #42 – Ridgeway clock damaged in shipping
Marine movements were in high demand by the 1850s as boat and rail traffic increased. The marine movement is a specific type that does not have a pendulum. Pendulum clocks do not work on a ship or train because they require a stable base. A marine clock has either a balance wheel or lever escapement … More E. N. Welch marine style 30 hour wall clock
Won at auction this spring is a Daniel Pratt Jr. reverse ogee with splat although this one is missing the splat, the decorative piece on top of the case. According to the label it was made in or after 1843. It was also missing the suspension spring and pendulum rod and the wire with regulating … More A woodworks movement by Daniel Pratt Jr. and it actually works
The past two years has been like nothing we have ever experienced in our lifetime. Things are improving day by day, folks are re-establishing their routines, the country is opening up and everything will no doubt return to normal in the months to come. Some would say we are in a “new world”? How will … More Taking a break – clocking continues but at a slower pace
The National Day of Canada is observed as a statutory holiday on July 1st. This post has nothing to with clock collecting or repair but why not take the time to celebrate Canada’s 155th birthday. How it started On June 20th 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her … More Canada Day – a Time to celebrate
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