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Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 47 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

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47+ years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner.



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Comment - Of the 7 antique clock experts provided by, you, Mr. Saunders, were the ONLY one who provided the correct answer that allowed me to solve the problem for which I sought help; thanks a million!!! Comment - On a scale of 1-10, I would give Mr. Saunders a 15 on each category. His responses were clear, addressed my questions and concerns in a way that even I could understand, and even sent a picture. He explained what I had and how to resolve the issue. I was amazed at how quickly he replied to each on my e mails. He shouldn't get a gold star, he should get a whole box of them!!! Thank you Mr. Saunders, I will keep you on my e-mail "speed dial". Comment - Ken answered my question regarding how to adjust the proper striking of the hammers on my Grandfather clock within a few minutes of my sending the question to him. He answered my follow-up question the next morning. I would rate him higher if there was a number larger than ten in the selection box. Thanks again Ken Comment - I RECEIVED AN ANSWER WITHIN AN HOUR.OUTSTANDING SERVICE.YOUR RATING SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN 10. Comment - This Man is Fantastic...there is no Scale for a him...if there was...He'd beat the top of Smile....I could never ask for more ....this Man is his Score.... Comment - It's happening!! The clock has run for about 8 hours...I appreciate your quick response and clarity of directions. Thanks so much ! Kenneth really knows his stuff, he has the knowledge about where you can buy replacement parts and where to get repair service or do it yourself. I think I can fix it myself and receive the full value of my clock. He even sent me pictures of clocks like mine sold online so I could get a good idea of the value. Thank you Kenneth for responding so fast and making me feel so confident in repairing my own clock. I vote Kenneth Volunteer of the Year.

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Recent Answers from Kenneth Saunders

2016-12-14 Hermle 261-080B pendulum doesn't continue to swing:

-The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1" two legged suspension spring pinned to a brass post sticking out of the back of the rear movement plate.      Next a silver(probably) suspension leader

2016-12-10 Revere mod 59m31:

MODEL 59M31 WHICH IS THE RAREST ROTOR IN THE WORLD RPM 1 WATTS 4      not so rare across the pond!    Rotor is B3  or sub B13  also not rare- no longer made but rebuilders sell for $125    http://www.ebay

2016-12-04 escapement wheel teeth number:

probably not the original movement--the photo shows an alarm equipped mvt originally?    anyway a 32 tooth wheel should have gotten you a 6792 BPH  or 11" pendulum length    a 36 tooth 7640.8 bph  and

2016-12-02 escapement wheel teeth number:

39 teeth is in my books as correct for the 6 1/2    I will ask my pros on the internet if they have an answer and get back    Internet responses beg asking: the suspension wire or "feather" would have

2016-10-17 Welby Mantel Clock:

probably about 1980 mfg- Welby name got sold and re-sold and was for a while part of Elgin National Industries in IL. Not much history available--lot of US companies made wood cases and put German movements


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