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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.


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

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

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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2015-11-25 age of clocks:  most Gingerbreads were early 1900's  1900-1925 say

2015-11-18 antique clock:

According to the information I have, the telechron 8B51 is a combination clock and timer. It is called the "controla". It was the intention a radio would be plugged in to it, thus making it a clock radio

2015-11-18 Which is which to wind on a Sessions or Gilbert mantal clock:

Generally speaking the left side is the chime side and the right is the time side on all mantle clocks.  Some wind counter clockwise and some wind clockwise.  You can let the chime side run down and not

2015-11-15 Grandfather clock will not strike on the hour:

It bonged 27 times and then I moved the switch to silent. Clock still does not strike on the hour.    seems it IS striking on the hour- just will not stop?    do I understand?    could be the rack hook

2015-11-13 Hermle Wall Clock Does't Move:

Since there is no picture of the battery compartment, I assume that the chime and time functions use different batteries. The center shaft on which the hands are placed would extend from the middle of

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