Archive of October 2018 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Oct 30 2018

How to position a Grandfather Clock Prior to Assembling

1.Stand the case in the position that you wish your clock to be in. If there is a skirting board at floor level, it may be necessary to fix to the back of the case a similar thickness piece of wood so that the case will stand up straight and not lean backwards. If the […]

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Oct 27 2018

Seasonal Timing with Grandfather clock

When time goes forward one hour just move the minute hand forward, remembering to let the clock strike where necessary. When the time goes back one hour merely stop the clock for one hour and then start it again.

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Oct 23 2018

Grandfather Clocks

I firmly believe that every home should have a grandfather clock. They are so beautiful, but practical too. Whether your home is old or modern, large or small, cluttered or minimalist, it would be complemented by a grandfather clock, grandmother clock, or granddaughter clock. There are so many styles available that you will find one […]

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Oct 22 2018

Starting the Pendulum Swinging on a Grandfather Clock

. What you are listening for is a nice steady tick-tock-tick-tock. If you hear this even sound, the clock is in beat and should keep going. If the beat is irregular e.g. tick—tock——tick-tock, an adjustment must be made or the clock will stop. This can be done by placing a small thickness of wood, carpet, […]

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Oct 19 2018

Grandfather Clocks Trunks

The door on the trunk can tell you many things about a clock. On earlier Grandfather Clocks, the door will be long, taking up all the distance between the hood and the base. The look of the clock will be enhanced by this and it will have a tall elegant appearance.As the nineteenth century approached, […]

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Oct 18 2018

Moving the Hands on a Grandfather Clock

If ever you need to move the Grandfather Clock hands, never move them backwards more than a few minutes, and NEVER at all past the number 12.When moving the hands forward, always allow the clock to strike the appropriate hour when moving the minute hand past the 12.

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Oct 17 2018

Placing The Movement Into A Grandfather Clock Case

Before doing this, always check, on every occasion, that the gut lines are still on the winding barrels and have not dropped off onto the winding spindles. If they have, undo them and put them back onto the barrels. It may be necessary to undo the guts from the seat board and take the pulley […]

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Oct 15 2018

Hanging the Pendlum on a Grandfather Clock

Most pendulums have a front and back. The flat, polished part of the pendulum bob, should be at the front. If you have had the pendulum sent to you fastened to a piece of wood, the feather or suspension spring, may need a turn to get it correctly positioned on the pendulum rod. Feed the […]

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Oct 13 2018

When winding the Weights on a Grandfather Clock

When winding the weights on a Grandfather Clock always leave the weight on the going train, right hand side as you stand in front of the clock, half an inch lower than the weight  on the left hand side . Then the clock will always stop running before the strike runs out and the strike […]

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Oct 12 2018

Names on Grandfatherclock Clocks Dials

Usually, it is safe to say that most grandfather clock painted dials contained either the name of the actual maker (early clocks) or the name of the person who bought the parts (dial, movement, case etc.) and assembled them together, this being more common towards the last quarter of the eighteenth century. However, this is […]

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