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 CC writes: Hi Ron, are … More Tick Talk Tuesday #42 Sessions Westminster C questions
Maintaining your antique clock – a discussion How do I know if my antique mechanical clock is keeping good time? While it may be important today, years ago people had a different concept of time. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries common folk had little need to know the time of day precisely. There … More Maintaining your mechanical clock – it’s simpler than you think
My wife’s uncle was an internist (internal medicine specialist) in Newfoundland and practiced for many years but dementia and its attendant complications finally got the best of him. He spent the last 5 or so years in a locked ward of a residential facility for the elderly. As part of his practice, he set up … More Wag on a wall clock – does it wag?
Like a car engine, oil is the lifeblood of a clock. A correctly oiled clock will ensure a long life. Lubrication is essential to the efficient running of any mechanical clock movement. Oiling a movement without first dissembling and cleaning is not recommended unless following a visual inspection the mechanism is free of black oil … More Oiling your mechanical clock – a quick guide
In our quest to have our antique mechanical clocks run accurately the immediate response is to regulate the clock, but have you thought about calibrating your mechanical clock? It is not as difficult as it sounds. This is not the same as regulating your clock. A properly regulated Anerican-made spring-driven clock will show the correct … More Calibrating a typical American spring-driven mechanical clock
Having trouble getting that newly acquired clock to run continually. It may be as simple as a clock that is out of beat. Here is a quick guide for setting the beat on your mechanical clock. This quick guide refers to a mechanical clock with a pendulum. 400-day clocks, clocks with a balance wheel or … More Beat setting – a super quick guide
In some clocks, not all, and particularly wall clocks you will find a little plaque just below the pendulum and affixed to the back panel. this is called a beat plaque or beat scale indicator. Having a beat scale on your clock does not necessarily mean that you have a valuable clock as most were … More Beat scale – what’s its purpose?
Inflation seems to be everywhere. The continuing decline in purchasing power is reflected in increased prices on almost everything. The other day my wife and I bought a container of spray from a garden store. We thought the price was high at almost $25 but when we got to the cash, the clerk charged us … More Clock prices – a great time to buy despite crazy inflationary times