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Daniel Clements

All questions about pre C1820 UK antique clocks. For the type of clock I can answer questions about, see if your clock is something like one on our website http://

Kenneth Saunders

Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 40 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner. Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks


I will answer any clock repair questions to the best of my ability but not appraisal questions.

Barry W Macomber

My experience is mostly with 19th century American clocks. I can answer repair questions and can identify most clocks of this period. I cannot answer questions about non-American clocks.

Tom Williams

I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.

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2015-08-30 31 day waltham chime clock:

You have a movement that was made in either China or Japan.  Sometimes the minute hand can slip on the bushing.  Take the hand off of the clock.  Using a pliers, grip the center bushing of the hand assembly

2015-08-30 Seth Thomas Clock:

What you have there is called a Tambow clock. It is sometimes called a hat clock because of its resemblance to the cross section of a cowboy hat.     The movement looks like it is a rack and snail design

2015-08-24 chime blocks:

modern chime blocks have screw in rods- not sure what you have? can you attach a photo?  what markings are on the back of the clock mechanism itself?     OK--you may need to soak them in penetrating oil

2015-08-23 seth thomas 298a movement no.260.:

kitchen clock-so called    the paper label on the back has some of the operating instructions    you wind both key shafts in the dial to power the clock - wind fully    set current time by moving the minute

2015-08-17 French Mantel Clock:

The two vendors I use for clock parts are Merritts ( and Timesavers ( Both of these companies have keys and pendulums of all descriptions. There are a number of pendulum

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